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County Executive Calvin Ball Launches HoCo By Design General Plan

County Executive Calvin Ball Launches HoCo By Design General Plan

Today, County Executive Calvin Ball launched the planning process for Howard County’s next General Plan, “HoCo By Design.” Last night, the Howard County Council adopted the General Plan Guidelines to be used by the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) in the preparation and revision of the General Plan.
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County Executive Ball Expands Award-Winning PlanHoward Academy, Fall 2019 Registration Open

County Executive Ball Expands Award-Winning PlanHoward Academy, Fall 2019 Registration Open

As PlanHoward 2030 moves forward, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced he will expand the PlanHoward Academy, winner of the 2019 Civic Education and Public Information Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). Recognized as an innovative, effective county government program, PlanHoward Academy is a free course designed by the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) to give residents a better understanding of how local planning works, along with information about current pl...
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White Acre Road sidewalk closure to begin

As part of a Howard County construction project to implement complete street improvements, the sidewalk along the north side of White Acre Road between Stevens Forest Road and Basket Ring Road in Columbia will be closed to pedestrians starting on or about Monday, August 19.
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Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) Releases New APFO Fiscal Study

Howard County's Department of Planning and Zoning has released a study on the fiscal impact of the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO), following a recommendation made by the County's Fiscal Year 2019 Spending Affordability Advisory Committee to conduct a fiscal impact analysis to study the effects of 2018 amendments to APFO.
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Howard County Launches Online Open House for Ellicott City Master Plan

Howard County Launches Online Open House for Ellicott City Master Plan

The Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) and Howard County Executive Calvin Ball launched an Online Open House to provide information and gather feedback as part of the Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan process. The site focuses on several key downtown areas where significant changes to previously-proposed master plan ideas are likely, given the flood mitigation work under the Safe and Sound plan.
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