Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

We are planning for the future!

We have embarked on a process to plan the future of Calvert County. From transportation, economic development and public safety to recreation, natural resources and housing – we want to know your vision for our future.

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners voted on August 6, 2019, to adopt the July 23, 2019, Draft of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan with amendments. The plan replaces the Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2004 and as amended in 2010.

The Calvert County Comprehensive Plan is a foundational policy document that sets forth a vision of the county’s future. The plan serves as a guide for future planning to be implemented through local laws and public investments over the next 20 to 25 years.

Read the Adopted Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (August 2019) (PDF)

County Commissioner Process

The Calvert County Planning Commission submitted its recommendation on April 4, 2019, to adopt the December 2018 Draft. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a public hearing on April 30, 2019 to consider and receive comments about the Calvert County Planning Commission’s recommended Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (December 2018 draft). The BOCC voted to keep the record open until May 6 at midnight. Previously submitted comments were included as part of the record for the BOCC’s consideration. The BOCC held a work session on May 14, 2019, to review the draft Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (December 2018) in preparation for a future public hearing. The Board continued its work session to review the draft Comprehensive Plan on June 4, 2019. The Board voted to extend its state-allotted 90-day time period in which to take action on the Planning Commission’s recommendation by an additional 60 days. The Board had a total of 150 days to take action upon the Planning Commission’s recommendation, which date is September 1, 2019. The Board continued its work session on the draft Comprehensive Plan on June 25, 2019.  The Board voted to take the draft Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (July 2019 Draft) to Public Hearing. 

The BOCC held a public hearing on July 23, 2019 to consider and receive comments on the adoption of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan. The BOCC voted to keep the record open until July 24 at 11:59 p.m. The BOCC held a work session on July 30, 2019 in response to public comment. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners voted on August 6, 2019, to adopt the July 23, 2019 Draft of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan with amendments.  

Comprehensive Plan Schedule

ItemTime Frame
Identify Issues
  • Initial meetings, analysis of existing conditions
  • 1st round of public workshops
  • Concurrence on issues - Planning Commissions and County Commissioners
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016
Identify Issues
  • Issue development with stakeholders and interested persons
  • 2nd round of public workshops
  • 1st draft plan and public meetings/open houses
  • Review by Planning Commission
  • Joint Planning Commission and County Commissioners work session
Fall 2016 to Spring 2018
Adoption Process
  • 2nd draft plan, public comment, meetings / open houses
  • Review by Planning Commission
  • 3rd draft plan, PC's Recommended Plan
  • Public comment and review by agencies (at least 60 days)
  • Planning Commission public hearing 
  • Approval by Planning Commission
  • County Commissioners' public hearing on Planning Commission's Recommended Plan (December 2018 Draft)
  • County Commissioners' public hearing on Commissioners' Draft (July 2019, includes changes as of June 25, 2019)
  • Adoption by County Commissioners
Spring 2018 to Present

Current links and documentation

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