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The Design Advisory Panel (DAP) process encourages excellence in project architecture and site design to improve design compatibility with surrounding development, to promote revitalization, and to enhance property values. The DAP meets at 7:00 p.m. generally on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Use the interactive map to see which properties may be subject to DAP review
Following the announcement of the closure of the George Howard Building to the public, the Department of Planning and Zoning continues to operate through remote service. Given state and local mandates to cease in-person meetings, the DAP is unable to conduct public in-person hearings. The Panel will conduct their regularly scheduled meeting as a virtual meeting on June 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm, where the public is invited to listen/observe the agenda items.
Registering for the Meeting:
Join the meeting via computer: If you would like to join the meeting through your computer to view and hear the presentation, you will need to register. Once registered, further instructions and a call-in attendee number will be provided via email. (https://howardcountymd.webex.com/howardcountymd/onstage/g.php?MTID=e65e370d5f6e713c1d452897e19a3e919)
Join the meeting via telephone only: If you only want to listen to the meeting call 1-650-479-3207 at the meeting time. When prompted, enter 160 341 8019 # as the event access code.
Providing Comments for consideration:
Written Comments – the process for providing comments for the Panel’s consideration has not changed. Please follow the process outlined in the ‘Submit Comments to the DAP’ tab below.
REVISED 20-06 Corridor Square
Thank you for your interest in the Design Advisory Panel process. Meetings are open to the public. Participation by members of the public is limited to submission of comments in writing on design issues in advance of the DAP meeting.
Please use the web comment form to submit comments on design issues related to upcoming agenda items. All web submissions received by 5:00 pm on the day of the DAP meeting will be provided to Design Advisory Panel members and the project applicant.
Fred Marino, Chair
Robert Gorman, Vice Chair
Meetings are held when there are applications to review, generally on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, except in November and December when meetings are usually scheduled for the first and third Wednesday. Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Application deadlines are noted in the printable calendar. Applicants should refer to the submittal checklist when preparing a submission for the DAP.
Rules of Procedure - updated January 2017
Materials are posted as soon as practicable and remain available for 12 months following the meeting date. To view the meeting summary click on the meeting date link. To view the applicant presentation click on the project title link.
2020 Meeting Materials
June 10 - Paddock Pointe Signage | Audio
May 27 | Audio
February 26 - Chick-Fil-A on Route 40 | Audio
January 8 - Normandy Shopping Center PAD Site Building, Normandy PAD Site Updated Landscape Plan, Lyhus Property | Audio
2019 Meeting Materials
October 30 - Columbia Mall Sears/Grocery Store Entrance Improvements | Audio
October 16 - Columbia Mall Refresh and Wayfinding Signange | Audio
August 28 - Laurel Park Parcel D | Audio
July 10 - Taco Bell, Elkridge and Primrose School| Audio
June 26 - Dorsey Overlook | Audio
June 12 - Blue Stream Phase III and Children's Lighthouse Daycare | Audio
May 8 - Wendy's, North Laurel and Dorsey Overlook | Audio
April 24 - Wendy's Elkridge and Laurel Park Station | Audio
March 27 - Sheraton Lakefront Hotel | Audio
February 27 - Merriweather District Hotel | Audio
January 9 - Nature's Medicines and Jordan Overlook | Audio
2018 Meeting Materials
December 5 - Normandy Shopping Center, Tabacco Leaf, and Elkridge Crossing II
November 28 - Jordan Overlook and Columbia Lakefront Neighborhood Design Guidelines
October 24 - Downtown Columbia Lakefront Neighborhood Square
October 10 - Riverwatch II
September 26 - Elkridge Crossing II on Washington Blvd.
July 25 - Lakeview Retail along Broken Land Parkway
June 27 - Dorsey Overlook at Route 108, east of Columbia Road
June 13 - Hines Property Age Restricted Development at 10752 Scaggsville Road
May 9 - Cube Smart Storage at 6300 Washington Blvd., Elkridge
April 11 - Chatham Gas Station, Dorsey Overlook, and Blue Stream Phase 3
February 14 - Oxford Square Parcel W and Long Reach Village Center Redevelopment
January 24 - Wilson Village Age Restricted Housing and Erickson Senior Living at Limestone Valley
January 10 - Oxford Square Parcel V: The Yards
2017 Meeting Materials
December 13 - Long Reach Village Center and River Hill Square
December 6 - Erickson Senior Living at Limestone Valley
November 15 - Taco Bell at 8620 Washington Blvd.
November 1 - Waterloo Fire Station at 7645 Port Capital Drive and Roberts Property on Washington Blvd.
October 11 - Blue Stream Towns 3
September 27- Eden Brook, 8580 Guilford Road and Brightview Senior Living, 6680 Martin Road
Route 1 Manual
Route 40 Design Manual
Downtown Wide Design Guidelines
Clarksville Pike Streetscape Plan and Design Guidelines
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