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Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

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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.

To view the Planning Commission's working documents, visit the Planning Commission's webpage to view the agendas and associated documents. 

The Comprehensive Plan (May 2018 Draft)

Link to the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (May 2018 Draft) Edited July 27, 2018
    (Draft Distributed for Agency Review, includes Planning Commission's Chapter 1 edits and the Appendix)
Link to the
Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (May 2018 Draft)

The Planning Commission is currently viewing the Draft Plan (May 2018).
Link to the Proposed Work Session Schedule to Review Comprehensive Plan (May 2018 Draft) Chapters

Submit comments on the draft plan.
By mail: Calvert 2040 Comments                                            
              Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning
              175 Main Street
              Prince Frederick, MD  20678
By email:  (please put "Calvert 2040 Comments" in the subject line)
By fax: 410-414-3092

Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received through June 13, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received June 18 - June 19, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received through July 1, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received July 2 - July 6, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received through July 17, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received through July 29, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received through August 5, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received through August 13, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received through August 21, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received through August 31, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Comments Received through September 10, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan Second Draft Agency Comments Received through September 10, 2018

There will be additional opportunities for public comment on the draft plan. Steps in adoption include the Planning Commission approving the plan and recommending that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the plan, and the Board of County Commissioners considering the plan for adoption. A public hearing will be held prior to the Planning Commission recommending adoption of the plan.

Agency Review Request Cover Letters and Memorandums
Link to the
Request for Agency Review (Plan Draft I October 2017) dated November 3, 2017
Link to the Requests for Agency Review (Plan Draft 2 May 2018) dated August 2, 2018

Open Houses on Draft Comprehensive Plan (May 2018 Draft) 
Three open houses were held on the Comprehensive Plan, May 2018 Draft: June 11 in Prince Frederick, June 12 in Dunkirk, and June 13 in Solomons. Each open house featured stations with information boards and staff available  to answer questions. Information on the open houses is available: flier, information boards, and comment form (two pages) and additional page

Open Houses on Draft Comprehensive Plan (First Draft)
Three open houses were held on the draft Comprehensive Plan (October 2017 draft): Nov. 13 at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Nov. 14 at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department in Dunkirk, and Nov. 16 at Calvert High School in Prince Frederick. Open houses featured an introductory presentation, shown continuously, stations with information boards and staff available to answer questions.

Link to the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (October 2017, First Draft)

Link to the Sustainability in the Comprehensive Plan (Draft)
Link to the
Slideshow on the Draft Comprehensive Plan, November 2017

Link to the Comprehensive Plan First Draft Comments Received through December 13, 2017
Link to the Comprehensive Plan First Draft Additional Comments Received through January 2, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan First Draft Additional Comments Received through January 29, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan First Draft Additional Comments Received through February 13, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan First Draft Additional Comments Received through March 11, 2018
Link to the Comprehensive Plan First Draft Additional Comments Received through April 2, 2018  

Information on the Open Houses is available:


Results from the Five Workshops are Available

Five workshops were held for the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update, from February 6, 2017 through May 16, 2017. These workshops reflected the ideas and challenges revealed during the issue identification workshops in 2016. Before each workshop, an issue paper was posted on line for review. The issue papers are short documents that summarize major ideas and provide possible strategies for dealing with each issue. Workshop materials including issue papers, slideshows, survey results, comment cards, meeting evaluations, and additional supplemental materials can be found below. Ideas from the workshops will be used to develop the Comprehensive Plan.

Workshop #1

Providing an Efficient and Multi-modal Transportation System.


Workshop #2

Supporting Options in Community Character: Developing a Place-type Strategy


Workshop #3

Fostering Communities with Multi-Generational Opportunities


Workshop #4

Preserving Rural Character and Directing Growth to Designated Areas.


Workshop # 5

Strengthening Economic Vitality


We held information meetings and issue identification workshops in 2016
In the summer of 2016 informational meetings were held where the public could learn about the update and rewrite process and share their ideas about the challenges Calvert County is facing. In September and October four interactive workshops were held where participants and the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance team heard from each other in facilitated small group discussions. A summary of the discussions is available online. The discussions at those meetings helped set the stage for the next phase, discussing key issues that should be addressed in the new Comprehensive Plan.

Stay involved!

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

  1. Sign up to receive email messages via the Notify Me button in the left column on this page. 
  2. View the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Overview Presentation. The narrated presentation explains what a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance are and why they need updated/rewritten; describes demographic, housing, and transportation trends; and gives a timeline for the project.

Helpful links:
Current Calvert County Comprehensive Plan
Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Adopted 2004, Amended 2010

Comprehensive Plans, Maryland Department of Planning:

http://planning.maryland.gov/OurWork/CompPlans/Background.shtml

Transportation Information
Transportation Fact Sheet 2017, Prepared in April 2017 for the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update
Transportation Fact Sheet 1996, Prepared in 2015 for the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update

Average Daily Traffic on MD 2/4 in Prince Frederick:
See Page 5 of the FY 17-22 Consolidated Transportation Plan (CTP), Maryland State Highway Administration 
http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/newMDOT/Planning/CTP/CTP_17_22/SHA_Documents/Calvert.pdf

Whom should I contact for more information?
For Comprehensive Plan Questions
:

Jenny Plummer-Welker, AICP, Long-Range Planner
Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning
150 Main Street, Suite 300; Prince Frederick, MD 20678
410-535-1600, ext. 2333 or 301-855-1243, ext. 2333
Email

For Zoning Ordinance Questions:

Mary Beth Cook, Deputy Director/Zoning Officer

Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning
150 Main Street, Suite 300; Prince Frederick, MD 20678
410-535-1600, ext. 2334 or 301-855-1243, ext. 2334
Email

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