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Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

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We have embarked on a two-year 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. All this will be laid out in the Comprehensive Plan update and Zoning Ordinance rewrite process.

The next round of workshops are scheduled
We are interested in hearing from you about five key issues identified during 2016.

Five workshops are scheduled. All workshops will be held at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus at 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Before each workshop, an issue paper will be posted on line for review. The issue papers are short documents that summarize major ideas and provide possible strategies for dealing with each issue. Results from the workshops will be used to develop the Comprehensive Plan. **In response to participants' comments about wanting more time for the discussions, the remaining workshops, starting with the workshop on March 27, are being extended from 90 minutes to two hours. The workshops will commence at 6:30 p.m.**

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.
  3. Share your ideas on the workshop topics. Surveys will be posted to the Speak Up Calvert! website.

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

Comprehensive Plans, Maryland Department of Planning:

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

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

For Zoning Ordinance Questions:

Mary Beth Cook, Deputy Director

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
News & Announcements
Comprehensive Plan Feb. 22 Workshop Presentation Available
Thanks to all who were able to attend the Comprehensive Plan workshop on Feb. 22, Supporting Options in Community Character: Developing a Place-type Strategy. The slideshow is available on the Future Calvert webpage. Read on...

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