PLANNING BOARD

Amy Gowan, Executive Secretary

Lisa Kenney, Recording Secretary | 410-313-4373

The Planning Board typically meets the first and third Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00pm in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building (3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043). Alternative dates may be scheduled at the discretion of the Board.


Upcoming Meetings

For videos from previous Planning Board meetings, scroll down to the 'Past Meetings' tab.  


NOTICE:

While Planning Department Headquarters (3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City MD) is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus situation, the Howard County Planning Board will host a virtual Planning Board hearing on Thursday, April 9th at 7 pm. The hearing will be a Webex meeting only and will not be livestreamed as all participants will be online. If you would like to join the meeting to view and hear the presentation, you will need  to register. If you wish to hear the meeting only,  you can call 650-479-3207 and enter 472 916 468 as the event access code.

 

Those who wish to provide oral testimony on the proposed Capital Project, can do so via web conferencing and are requested to sign up online by noon on April 9, 2020 . Those who sign up on-line will receive instructions and a call-in attendee code . Written testimony can also be submitted by noon on April 9, 2020 to planning@howardcountymd.gov

 

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - AGENDA

Capital Budget FY2021 Project - F5976 New North Columbia Fire Station - (Please follow this link to register to testify for this project)

 Howard County General Plan Update Guidelines

Planning Board workshop, to develop guidelines for the Howard County General Plan Update. Planning Board guidelines are required pursuant to Howard County Code Section 16.900(j)4, which states “ the Planning Board shall prepare general guidelines to be used by the Department of Planning and Zoning in the preparation and/or revision of the general plan.” The workshop will engage the Planning Board in developing a Strategic Framework , or set of guidelines, for the planning process and its innovative public engagement plan. Planning Board comments will be used to develop this Strategic Framework to be approved by Planning Board and adopted by the County Council . The workshop will consist of an information exchange between staff and the Planning Board.  Members of the public are welcome to listen to the workshop but will not be able to participate.  

 

 

 

 *The final order in which cases are heard may change at the discretion of the Board*        

 

**To request accommodations to participate in this event, please call or email Lisa Kenney at 410-313-4373 (voice/relay) or lkenney@howardcountymd.gov at least five (5) business days prior to the event. 

 

 

Board Members

Erica Roberts, Chairperson

Ed Coleman, Vice-Chair

Tudy Adler

Phil Engelke

Kevin McAliley

2020 Schedule


Additional Information

Rules of Procedure

Click here for the Planning Board's Rules of Procedure.

 

Testimony

Click  here  for procedures for testifying.

  • Citizens may testify at any public hearing or meeting. For public meetings each individual is given 3 minutes to testify, if an individual is testifying on behalf of any civic, community or citizens association, they are given 5 minutes of testimony. Representatives must show that he or she is authorized to speak for and represent the views of that association by presenting written authorization such as a duly adopted resolution signed by the president or attested to by the Secretary of the association. (Rules of Procedures - Section 1.103.D.e.)
  • Testimony may also be submitted in advance of a meeting via email to planningboard@howardcountymd.gov, fax to 410-313-3042, or by mailing to Planning Board c/o Department of Planning and Zoning, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Please be certain to include the case/plan number with your testimony. Written testimony should be received no later than 5:00pm on the day of the meeting, unless otherwise determined by the Board.
  • No public testimony can be accepted outside of a Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing (cases falling under Section 1.105 of the  Rules of Procedure.)

Past Meetings - 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Video

SDP-20-031 Arnold's Corner | Decision

Vote: 


Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Video

SDP-13-016 The Mall in Columbia Redline Revisions | Decision

SDP-13-016 Attachments

Vote: 4-0 approved

FY 2021 Capital Budget New & Substantially Changed Projects | Recommendation

FY 2021 Howard County Capital Budget 

Vote: 4-0 recommended approval


Thursday, February 6, 2020 - NO MEETING

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - NO MEETING

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - Video

PB 449 Robinson Overlook - Howard County Housing Commission | Decision

Vote:  5-0 approved


Past Meetings - 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Audio

SDP-20-002 Park View at Turf Valley

Vote:  3-0 Recommended approval


Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Video

Walk Howard Pedestrian Plan

Vote:  4-0 Recommended approval


 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Video

FDP-51-A Howard Research and Development 

Vote:  5-0 Approved


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - Video

PB 488 Lakefront Neighborhood FDP | DECISION

Neighborhood Design Guidelines

Neighborhood Implementation Plan

Vote: 5-0 Approved


 

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Video

SDP-18-005 - Crescent Hotel Redline

Vote: 5-0 Approved


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - Video    

Howard County School Proposed FY 2021 Capital Budget & FY 2022 - 2026 CIP - additional Documents

PB 447 - Clifton C. Link Property - Decision

Vote: 4-0 approved


Thursday, September 19, 2019  Video

ZRA 189 - David Yungmann - Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approved

PB 435 Revisory Request - continued 

PB 445 Lawyers Hill Overlook  - Decision

Vote: 4-1 approved


Thursday September 5, 2019 - Video

ASDP-78-72C - Village of Hickory Ridge | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approved

PB 445 - Lawyers Hill Overlook - continuation | continued to 9/19/19

Vote:


Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Video

PB 443 Green Meadows (F-18-066) | Decision

Vote: 4-0 Approved


Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Video

SDP-79-086 Columbia Horse Center | Decision

Vote: 4-0 Approved

Water & Sewer Master Plan

Vote: 4-0 Approved

PB 445 Lawyers Hill Overlook |

continued to September 5, 2019


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | Video

For more information and updates about the project visit our webpage:https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Planning-and-Zoning/GENERALPLANUPDATE

Expression of Interest

General Plan Update Powerpoint Presentation to the Board


Thursday, July 25, 2019 | Video

PB 445 Lawyers Hill Overlook | Decision

CONTINUED TO AUGUST 15, 2019


Thursday, July 11, 2019 | Video

PB 446 - Brickell Property | Decision

Vote: 3-0 Approved

FDP 158-A  | Decision

Vote: 3-0 Approved

SDP-19-056 Caperton at Turf Valley | Decision

Vote: 3-0 Approved

SDP-19-061 Turf Valley | Decision

Vote: 3-0 Approved


Thursday, June 20, 2019 | Video

PB 428 Oak Hill Manor| Decision and Order (Corrected Version)

Vote: 3-1 Approved

SDP-19-036 Wilde Lake Pathway | Decision

Vote: 4-0 Approved

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Video

ZRA 188 Glenelg Country School | Recommendation

Vote: 0-5 recommend denial

ZB 1122M Meadowood at Maple Lawn | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 Approved

PB 445 Lawyers Hill Overlook (SP-19-002) |

Continued until July 25, 2019


Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Video

SDP-19-037 - ABC Parking Business Trust, c/o Howard Research and Development Corporation | Decision

Vote: 5-0 Approved

SDP-79-044 - IMH Columbia LLC - Sheraton Hotel | Decision

Vote: 5-0 Approved

SDP-19-048 - Howard County and Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners | Decision    

Vote: 5-0 Approved


Thursday, May 2, 2019 | Video

PB 444 Centennial Reserve | Decision

Vote: 4-0 Approval


Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Video

ZRA 187 - Paul Goldenberg | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 Approval


Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Video

ASDP-87-76c - Columbia Glade, LLC| Decision

Vote: 5 - 0 approved

Chase Quarry, DRRA | Recommendation    


Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Video

ZB 1118M - Erickson Living Properties II, LLC | Recommendation


Thursday, March 7, 2019 | Video

BGE Columbia Substation - SDP-70-005 | Decision

Vote: 4-0 Approved

EGU Subdivision (Royal Farms Store 186 & Canton Carwash)

  • Illustrative drawings and elevations | Decision

Vote: 4-0 Approved


Thursday, February 21, 2019 | Video

FY 2020 Howard County Capital Budget - New and Sustaintially Changed Projects | Recommendation


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Meeting was cancelled


Thursday, January 17, 2019  | VIDEO  

PB-442 - McCoy Property | Decision

4-0 Approved

ZRA 186 - Jay Somnath, LLC | Recommendation

4-0 Approved


January 3, 2019 | Video

ZB 1120M Community Homes | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 Approved

 

Past Meetings - 2018

December 13, 2018 |

Planning Board Elections

Planning Board Training


December 6, 2018 | Video

Caperton Village Turf Valley (SDP-19-012) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB 441 Columbia Sign Variance | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB 440 Lyhus Property | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval


November 15, 2018 | Meeting Cancelled


November 8, 2018 | VIDEO

SDP-18-005 - Downtown Columbia, Crescent Area 3, Phase 2 | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval


November 1, 2018 | Meeting Cancelled


October 18, 2018 | Meeting Cancelled


October 4, 2018 | VIDEO

Howard County Public School System FY 2020 Capital Budget | Recommendation

PB 438 Pfefferkorn Rover Mill, LLC (SP-18-001) | Decision & Order

Vote: 5 - 0 approval

PB 439 Jack's Landing, Lots 6-8 and Non-Buildable Preservation Parcel C (F-18-088) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval


September 20, 2018 | VIDEO

SDP-18-005 - Downtown Columbia, Crescent Area 3, Ph II, CEPPA Alternative Compliance  

Postponed until November 8, 2018


September 6, 2018

NO MEETING


August 16, 2018 | VIDEO

Maple Lawn Farms (SDP-18-051) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

Village of Harper's Choice - 11397 Barrow Downs Deck Expansion (ASDP-79-099c) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB437 - Enclave at River Hill (F-18-076) | Decision & Order

Vote: 5-0 approval


August 2, 2018 | VIDEO

River Hill Square: Cemetery Boundary Documentation and Accommodation Plan (SDP-18-044) | Decision

June 21, 2018 | VIDEO

PB 436 - Simpson and Denault Properties | Decision & Order


May 17, 2018 | VIDEO

South Entrance Road Renaming | Decision


April 19, 2018 | VIDEO

PB 435 - Downtown Columbia, Lakefront Core Neighborhood, Phase 1 (FDP-DC-L-1) | Decision & Order

Vote: 5-0 approval

GPA 2018-01 - Erickson Living Properties II, LLC | Recommendation

Vote: 4-1 approval


April 5, 2018 | VIDEO

FY2019 New and Substantially Changed Capital Projects C0357, C0362 and C0363 | Recommendation

Vote: Approval 4-0


March 15, 2018 | VIDEO

PB 435 - Downtown Columbia, Lakefront Core Neighborhood Phase 1

Continued to April 19, 2018 (Worksession Only)


March 8, 2018 | AUDIO

ZB 1121M - Orchard Development (Long Reach Village Center) | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval


March 1, 2018 | VIDEO

ZRA 183 - Greg Fox and Mary Kay Sigaty, Councilmembers | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

Downtown Columbia, Crescent Neighborhood Phase II, The New Cultural Center (SDP-17-043) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval


February 15, 2018 | VIDEO

FY2019 New Capital Budget | Recommendation

Vote: 3-0 approval

ZRA 179 - David Moxley | Recommendation

Vote: multiple motions, see recommendation

ZB 1114M - Caltabiano Family, LLC | Recommendation

Vote: 3-0 approval


February 1, 2018 | VIDEO

Town Center, Section 1, Addition (FDP-95-A-III) | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval

PB 435 - Downtown Columbia, Lakefront Core Neighborhood, Phase 1 (FDP-DC-L-1) 

Continued to March 15, 2018

ZRA 183 - Councilpersons Greg Fox and Mary Kay Sigaty

Continued to March 1, 2018


January 25, 2018 | VIDEO

ZB 1116M - Roberts Property | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval

ZRA 179 - David Moxley 

Continued to February 15, 2018

ZRA 182 - David Moxley | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval

 


January 18, 2018 | VIDEO

ZB 1119M - HRVC Limited Partnership | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

ZB 1115M - Shelter Development | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB 433 - Penkusky Property (SP-17-006)| Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval


January 11, 2018 | VIDEO

ZRA 183 - Greg Fox, Councilperson and Mary Kay Sigaty, Councilperson

Worksession continued to February 1, 2018


January 4, 2018 | VIDEO | Minutes

ZB 1119 - HRVC Limited Partnership, c/o Kimco Realty Corporation 

Work session continued to January 18, 2018

Past Meetings - 2017

December 14, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

Village of Hickory Ridge, Section 1, Area 1 - Lot 10 (FDP-100-A-III) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB 434 - The Estates at River Hill | Decision & Order

Vote: 5-0 approval


December 7, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

ZB 1117M Michael and Caroline Boosalis | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

Village of Long Reach, Section 1, Area 1 - Grandfather's Nursery (FDP-77-A-IV) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB 432 Linden Grove (SP-17-003) | Decision & Order

Vote 5-0 approval


November 21, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

PB 424 The Settlement at Savage Mill (SP-15-017) | Decision & Order

Vote: 4-0 approval with conditions


November 16, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

Transit Development Plan

No action taken - informational only

Downtown Columbia, Crescent Neighborhood Phase 1, Area 3 - Phase 1 | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval


November 2, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

PB 428 - Oak Hill Manor (SP-15-012) | Decision & Order

Vote:4-1 approval with conditions


October 19, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

PB 424 - The Settlement at Savage Mill (SP-15-017)

Continued to TUESDAY, November 21, 2017


October 5, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

*Please note that the beginning of the video recording was lost. If you need the audio recording of the first few minutes please contact the recording secretary. 

Howard County General Hospital - Psychiatric Building Addition (SDP-17-061) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB 431 - The Woodlands (SP-16-008) | Decision & Order

Vote: 5-0 approval


September 28, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes