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Master Plan and Adopted Community Plans

Master Planning History

The Baltimore County Charter requires that a master plan be updated at least every 10 years. The master plan provides policies and guidelines for sustaining livable communities and achieving balanced development in Baltimore County.

Baltimore County began launching growth management policies in the 1960s. The master plans and their landmark programs are essential to maintaining the sustainable development for economic well-being, public health and safety, education, and resource preservation throughout County communities, and have made the County nationally and internationally renowned. Learn more about past master planning efforts. 

Master Plan 2030

Master Plan 2030 efforts are underway. The timeline began in the Winter of 2021 and will run through Spring of 2022 with numerous public engagement opportunities.

Your input is critical to ensuring the Master Plan 2030 reflects the vision and needs of everyone who lives, works, and visits Baltimore County.  As input is gathered, consistent themes become evident and are incorporated into the plan, as well as the decision making process. Visit our Master Plan 2030 HUB to sign up for email updates by clicking “Join” at the top of the HUB page. 

Adopted Community Plans

A community plan sets forth goals, objectives, policies, and programs to address specific issues related to a particular community. View a list of adopted community plans

Other Plan Efforts

Other plans have been adopted throughout Baltimore County. These include Urban Design Assistance Team projects, Charrettes, the North Point Peninsula Community Plan, and Eastern and Western Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plans. Learn more about these other plan efforts

Staff Contact

Amy Mantay, Division Chief, Master Plan Coordinator
Phone: 410-887-3480

Revised September 29, 2021         


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