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 can now be streamed live online by clicking here!  

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

 


TUESDAY, November 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM - Banneker
 - Agenda

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

  • Planning Board role: decision-making following a quasi-judicial public hearing
  • Testimony must be relevant to the criteria upon which the Planning Board’s decision is based. The criteria for this case can be found in the staff report and originates from the Howard County Zoning Regulations.


Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00 PM - Banneker - Agenda

Grandfather's Nursery (FDP-77-A-IV)

  • Planning Board role: decision-making following a public meeting

ZB 1117M - Michael and Caroline Bousalis

  • Planning Board role: advisory following a public meeting

PB 432 Linden Grove (SP-17-003)

  • Planning Board role: decision-making following a quasi-judicial public hearing
  • Testimony must be relevant to the criteria upon which the Planning Board’s decision is based. The criteria for this case can be found in the staff report and originates from the Howard 


Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM - Banneker - Agenda

Village of Hickory Ridge, Section 1, Area 1 (FDP-100-A-III)

  • Planning Board role: decision-making following a public meeting

PB 434 Estates at River Hill (SP-17-007)

  • Planning Board role: decision-making following a quasi-judicial public hearing
  • Testimony must be relevant to the criteria upon which the Planning Board’s decision is based. The criteria for this case can be found in the staff report and originates from the Howard County Zoning Regulations. 


*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

Phil Engelke, Chair

Erica Roberts; Vice Chair

Tudy Adler

Ed Coleman

Kevin McAliley


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 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

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)

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

HCPSS Capital Budget FY 2019 | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

Columbia E.G.U. Subdivision, Section 2, Area 2 (FDP-55-A) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 denial


September 7, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

The Fairways at Turf Valley (SDP-17-058) | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval

ZB 1111M Maple Grove at St. John, LLC | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 denial


August 29, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes 

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

Continued to October 19, 2017


August 17, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

Oakland Ridge Industrial Park (FDP-36-A-III) | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval with modifications

 PB 430 St. Charles Woods (SP-15-010) | Decision & Order

Vote: 4-0 approval with modifications


August 3, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

 

ZRA 173 - Christopher J. Alleva | Recommendation

Vote: 3-0 denial with the recommendation that the County Council and DPZ define 'aggrieved person' and clean up references in the code to point to the correct sections

ZRA 178 - K2 Properties, LLC | Recommendation

Vote: 3-0 approval


 

July 20, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

Fairways at Turf Valley, Phase 2 (SDP-17-057) | Decision

Vote: 3-0 approval

PB 428 - Oak Hill Manor (SP-15-012)

Continued to November 2, 2017


 

July 6, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

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

Continued to August 29, 2017

Silver Diner, Benson East, Parcel A (SDP-17-017) | Decision

Vote: 3-0 approval

Maple Lawn Farms, Westside District (SDP-17-026) | Decision

Vote: 3-0 approval

The Mall in Columbia (SDP-13-016) | Decision

Vote: 3-0 approval

Downtown Columbia, Crescent Neighborhood, Parcel B (SDP-17-042) | Decision

Vote: 3-0 approval


June 15, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

 

ZRA 181 - Jon Weinstein, Councilperson | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval

PB 424 - The Settlement at Savage Mill

Continued to July 6, 2017


June 1, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

 

PB 420 Montevideo Crossing Royal Farms | Decision & Order

Vote: 3-0 approval

PB 429 The Preserve at Evergreen Farm (SP-17-001) | Decision & Order

Vote: 3-0 approval 


May 25, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

 

ZB1109M - Bozzuto Homes, Inc. | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval

ZRA 160 - Dayton Rural Preservation Society | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 denial

ZRA 180 - Council Member Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Member Greg Fox, Director of Planning and Zoning Valdis Lazdins on behalf of County Executive Allan H. Kittleman | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval


 

May 18, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

Long Reach Village Center Urban Renewal Project | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval


 

May 4, 2017 | VIDEO part 1 | VIDEO part 2 | Minutes

Maple Lawn Farms, Westside District (SDP-17-011) | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval

ZB 1112M - Howard Research and Development Corporation | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval

ZB 1113M - Howard Research and Development Corporation | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval

Sieling Industrial Center, Liquor Store (FDP-117-A-III) Remand from Hearing Examiner | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval

 


April 20, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

 

Redd & Sipes Property (P-17-001) | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 denial

Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

FY 2018 New Capital Projects (C0356 and C0357) | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

Village of King's Contrivance (FDP-169-A-III Part II) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

Village of King's Contrivance (SDP-17-025) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

GPA 2017-01 - Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Amendment to PlanHoward 2030 | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 denial


 

March 16, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

Symphony Stream Site 5 Restoration (SDP-15-061) | Decision

Vote: 3-0 approval

PB 424 - The Settlement at Savage Mill

Continued to June 15, 2017


 

March 2, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

ZRA 174 - Mary Kay Sigaty, Councilperson | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

ZRA 176 - Greg Fox and Mary Kay Sigaty, Councilmembers | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB 420 Montevideo Crossing Royal Farms 

Continued to June 1, 2017


 

February 16, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

Howard County General Hospital Parking Lot Expansion (SDP-74-108) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

FY2018 Capital Budget | Recommendation

Vote: see recommendation

Adequate Public Facilitities Ordinance (APFO) Task Force Recommendations and Proposed Legislation Changes

Informational item only, no action taken


February 2, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

 

PB 425 Rockburn Estates (SP-16-012) | Decision & Order

Vote: 4-0 approval with conditions

ZRA 175 - Valdis Lazdins | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval with modifications


 

January 19, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

PB 425 - Rockburn Estates (SP-16-012) 

Continued to February 2, 2017

PB 427 - Downtown Columbia, Crescent Neighborhood, Phase 2 - New Cultural Center (FDP-DC-Crescent-2) | Decision& Order

Vote: 4-0 approval


 

January 5, 2017 | VIDEO | Minutes

ASDP-77-006-Cottrell Property, Village of Hickory Ridge | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval

PB 426 - Ten Oaks Farm - (F-16-123) | Decision & Order

Vote: 4-0 approval

PB 420 - Montevideo Crossing Royal Farms

Continued to March 2, 2017

 


December 15, 2016 | VIDEO | Minutes

 

ZRA 171 - Olenka Stasyshyn | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 denial

ZRA 172 - Stephen Ferrandi | Recommendation

Vote: 5-0 approval


December 1, 2016 | VIDEO | Minutes

 

The Woods of Tiber Branch (SDP-1--6-067) | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval

Downtown Columbia, Crescent Area 3, Phase 1 Mass Grading | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval

Request for Alternative Compliance for CEPPA #15 - Environmental Restoration | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval


November 17, 2016 | VIDEO | Minutes

 

Long Reach Tennis Club (SDP-16-053) | Decision

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB 423 Hinkle Property (SP-16-007) | Decision & Order

Vote: 5-0 approval

PB 418 Lacey Property (SP-15-013) | Decision & Order

Vote: 3-2 approval

 


November 3, 2016 | VIDEO

 

Chick-Fil-A, Dobbin Center (SDP-03-096) | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval

Maple Lawn Hotel (SDP-16-007) | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval

Downtown Columbia - Alternative CEPPA Compliance Regarding Merriweather Post Pavilion | Decision

Vote: 4-0 approval

Seiling Industrial Center, Section 1, Area 1, Parcel 'D-2', Liquor Store (FDP-117-A-III) | Decision

Vote: 3-1 denial


October 20, 2016 | VIDEO

 

Eternal Rings Drive Street Renaming

Vote: 4-0 approval


October 6, 2016 | VIDEO

 

Howard County Public School System FY2018 Capital Budget | Recommendation

Vote: 4-0 approval

 


 

September 15, 2016 | VIDEO

PB 418 Lacey Property (continuation)

Continued until November 17, 2016

PB 422 FDP-DC-Crescent-1A | Decision and Order

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 and 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 

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)

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 and Order

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