PlanMaryland now in implementation phase

Draft Planning Area Guidelines to help local governments prioritize actions

The draft guidelines are intended to assist local governments in identifying PlanMaryland Planning Areas in their jurisdictions.

The guidelines list the purpose and intent of each Planning Area, a recommended management approach, and location criteria. The guidelines also described the intended objectives of each Planning Area, along with examples that jurisdictions may have used or could pursue. The list is not all inclusive and other examples may be suggested.

MDP encourages comments on the draft guidelines. They will be finalized in March for review and acceptance by the Governor’s Smart Growth Subcabinet. MDP staff is available to meet with those local jurisdictions that would be interested in modeling the draft Planning Area guidelines in their communities prior to March. To arrange a meeting to discuss this, please contact Chuck Boyd at the Maryland Department of Planning –

Read  PlanMaryland here.