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.

Board of County Commissioners to Hold a Public Hearing Regarding Adoption of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan

The Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, to consider and receive comments on the adoption of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan adopted thereafter will replace the current Calvert County Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2005 and amended in 2010 and 2017.

The Calvert County Planning Commission submitted its recommendation as required by law on April 4, 2019, the December 2018 Draft. The Board of County Commissioners is now charged with adopting a Comprehensive Plan for the County. The Board is presently deliberating the content of the Comprehensive Plan for adoption and seeks additional public input. In doing so, the County Commissioners may consider earlier drafts of the plan.

The Comprehensive Plan may be substantively modified, revised, amended or otherwise changed based upon comments received at the public hearing. Individuals may submit written comments in advance of the hearing. Written comments must be received by 4:30 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2019 and may be submitted via the online form at http://www.calvertcountymd.gov/comprehensiveplancomments or through the U.S. mail to the County Commissioners at 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Written comments will be accepted at the County Commissioners’ public hearing up until the close of the record; people delivering comments to the hearing are encouraged to bring 15 copies for the County Commissioners, staff and the media.

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Read the Legal Notice (PDF)

Read the Plan Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (July 2019 Draft) (PDF)

View the Markup Showing Changes from December 2019 Draft (Includes Commissioners’ Changes as of June 25, 2019) (PDF)

County Commissioner Process

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 Monday, May 6 at midnight. 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 has 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 Tuesday 25, 2019.  The Board voted to take the draft Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (July 2019 Draft) to Public Hearing.

Please know that previously submitted comments are included as part of the record for BOCC consideration.

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) *** WE ARE HERE
  • Adoption by County Commissioners
Spring 2018 to Present

Current links and documentation

Stay Involved

To stay current on all the activities and events associated with our Comprehensive Plan rewrite and Zoning Ordinance update:

  1. Public Hearing Set for Adoption of Calvert County Comprehensive Plan

    The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday, July 23 at 5 p.m. to consider and receive comments on the adoption of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan. Read on...
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