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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  Discuss Draft Calvert County Comprehensive Plan in Work Session

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 plan in preparation for a future public hearing. The BOCC will continue its work session to review the draft Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

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

Comprehensive Plan Schedule
Identify Issues
  • Initial meetings, analysis of existing conditions
  • 1st round of public workshops
  • Concurrence on issues - Planning Commissions and County Commissioners
Fall 2015- 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 - 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***WE ARE HERE
  • Adoption by County Commissioners
Spring 2018 - Present

Current links and documentation
  • Agency Review Comments

Stay Involved
To stay current on all the activities and events associated with our Comprehensive Plan rewrite and Zoning Ordinance update:
  • Sign up to receive email messages via the Notify Me button in the left column on this page.
  • 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.

Contact Us
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Comprehensive Plan Questions:
Jenny Plummer-Welker, AICP
Long Range Planner
Department of Planning & Zoning
150 Main Street, Suite 300
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
410-535-1600, ext. 2333
301-855-1243, ext. 2333

Zoning Ordinance Questions:
Mary Beth Cook
Deputy Director/Zoning Officer
Department of Planning & Zoning
150 Main Street, Suite 300
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
410-535-1600, ext. 2334
301-855-1243, ext. 2334

Submit comments on the draft plan:
Written comments must be received by 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2019. 
Written comments will be accepted at the BOCC's public hearing up until the BOCC closes the record; people delivering comments to the hearing should bring fifteen copies for the BOCC, staff, and the media.

By U.S. mail:

Mr. Thomas Hutchins, President
Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County 
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

By email:
(please put "Calvert 2040 comments" in the subject line)

By fax: 410-535-5594

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