Planning Board

Valdis Lazdins, Executive Secretary

Laura Boone, Recording Secretary | 410-313-4303

The Planning Board typically meets the first and third Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00pm in the Columbia/Ellicott 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

Planning Board meetings are now being streamed live online by clicking here 

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00pm - Banneker Room - Agenda

Howard County Public School System FY 2018 Capital Budget


*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 Laura Boone at 410-313-4303 (voice/relay) or lboone@howardcountymd.gov at least five (5) business days prior to the event. 



Board Members

Bill Santos, Chair

Phil Engelke, Vice Chair

Tudy Adler

Jacqueline Easley

Erica Roberts

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. Testimony may also be submitted in advance of a meeting via email toplanningboard@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

September 15, 2016 | VIDEO

PB 418 Lacey Property (continuation)

Continued until November 17, 2016

PB 422 FDP-DC-Crescent-1A

Vote: 

September 1, 2016 | VIDEO

ZRA 168 - Demirel Plaza | Recommendation 

Vote: 5-0 approval 

ZRA 169 - Warren Boyer | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 denial

Vote: 5-0 approved DPZ amendments

SDP-07-084 Turf Valley Lorien

Vote: 5-0 approval 

PB419 Brighton Mill Phase II (SP-16-004) Decision and Order

Vote: 5-0 approval


August 18, 2016 | VIDEO

SDP-16-054 Turf Valley West End Village 

Vote: 4-0 approval 

SDP-15-068 Crescent Building B (redline)

Vote: 4-0 approval 

SDP-16-061 Texas Roadhouse, Gateway

Vote: 4-0 approval 

 

August 4, 2016 | VIDEO

ZRA 167 - Elisa Kamens | Recommendation

Vote: 3-0 denial

FDP-117-A-III - Seiling Industrial Center, Section 1, Area 1, Parcel D-2 Liquor Store

Continued to November 3, 2016


July 21, 2016 | VIDEO

ZRA 165 - Robert Haney | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB418 Lacey Property

Continued to September 15, 2016 at 7:00pm


July 7, 2016 | VIDEO

Maple Lawn Farms (SDP-16-048) 

Vote: 3-0 approval

Long Reach Tennis Center (FDP-197-A-VIII)

Vote: 3-0 approval

PB417 Crawford & O'Keefe Properties (SP-15-015) | Decision & Order

Vote: 3-0 approval


June 2, 2016 | 

ZB1108M - Kevin and Maria Garvey | Recommendation

Vote: 3-0 approval

ZB1107M - Old Scaggsville, LLC | Recommendation

Vote: 3-0 approval


May 19, 2016 | 

 

ZRA 158 - Councilman Jon Weinstein | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval

PB 418 - Lacey Property (SP-15-013)

Continued to June 23, 2016


May 10, 2016 | VIDEO

ZRA 164 - Councilman Dr. Calvin Ball (Solar) | Recommendation

Vote:5-0 approval

GPA 2016-02 and ZRA 162 - Councilwoman Jen Terrasa (Downtown Columbia Affordable Housing) | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 denial

GPA 2016-03, ZRA 170 and Development Rights and Responsibilities Act - Valdis Lazdins (Downtown Columbia Affordable Housing)| Recommendation

Vote: 4-1 approval


May 5, 2016 |  

C0352 - Site Acquisition for School Sites and Elevated Water Storage Facilities | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse 

Vote: 5-0 approval


April 28, 2016 | VIDEO

ZRA 163 Weinstein & ZRA 166 Binder Rock, LLC | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval

GPA 2016-02 - Jen Terrasa, Councilperson - Downtown Columbia Affordable Housing

Continued to May 10, 2016

GPA 2016-03 - Allan Kittleman, County Executive - Downtown Columbia Affordable Housing

Continued to May 10, 2016


April 14, 2016 | VIDEO

GPA 2016-02 - Jen Terrasa, Councilperson - Downtown Columbia Affordable Housing

Continued to April 28, 2016

GPA 2016-03 - Allan Kittleman, County Executive - Downtown Columbia Affordable Housing

Continued to April 28, 2016


April 7, 2016 | 

GPA 2016-01 Growth Tiers Designation (revised proposal) | Recommendation

Vote: 4-1 denial


March 17, 2016 | 

ZB1106M Dorsey's Ridge, LLC | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval


February 18, 2016 | 

FY 2017 Capital Budget | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval

GPA 2016-01 Growth Tiers Designation

Continued to April 7, 2016


February 4, 2016 | 

Bruce and Ruth Altschuler | Decision

Vote: 4-0 denial


January 21, 2016 | 

Master Plan for Water and Sewerage | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval


January 7, 2016 | 

Vantage House (SDP-85-151) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

Bicycle Master Plan | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval


December 17, 2015 | 

ZRA 161 - Timothy Martins | Recommendation

Vote: 3-0 denial

Maple Lawn Farms, Business District (SDP-16-011) 

Vote: Vote 3-0 approval

Howard Community College (SDP-73-051c, SDP-78-083c, SDP-16-003) 

Vote: 3-0 approval with modifications

Merriweather Post Pavilion Renovation (SDP-16-018) 

Vote: 3-0 approval with modifications

 


December 10, 2015 | 

ZRA 159 - Howard County Fueling Task Force | Recommendtion

Multiple votes, see recommendation for details.

 


December 3, 2015 | 

ZRA 159 - Howard County Fueling Task Force

Worksession continued to 12/10/15

 


November 5, 2015 | 

Scaggsville Road Renaming 

Vote: 4-0 approval

 


October 15, 2015 | 

Howard County Public School System FY16 Capital Budget | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

Rivers Corporate Park (FDP-184-A-5) 

Vote: 5-0 approval

Crescent Neighborhood, Area 1 (SDP-15-068) 

Vote: 4-1 approval


October 8, 2015 | 

Royal Farms Store #186, Gas Station and Canton Car Wash (SDP-14-013) | Decision

Vote: 4-1 denial


September 17, 2015 | 

Royal Farms Store #186, Gas Station and Canton Car Wash (SDP-14-013)

Continued to October 8, 2015


September 3, 2015 | 

PB416 Merriweather-Symphony Woods (FDP-DC-MSW-1A) | Decision

Vote 4-0 approval 


August 20, 2015 | 

Swansfield Elementary School (SDP-88-080c)

Vote: 4-0 approval

Village of Hickory Ridge (ASDP-77-006)

Vote: 4-0 approval

Villages of Turf Valley (SDP-15-058)

Vote: 4-0 approval

CEPPA 12 Alternative Compliance

Vote: 4-0 approval


July 9, 2015 | 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (SDP-08-097)

Vote: 3-0 approval