Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance

The Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) provides a growth management process that will enable the County to provide adequate public roads, schools, and other facilities in a timely manner and achieve general plan growth objectives. This process is designed to direct growth to areas where adequate infrastructure exists or will exist.

School Capacity Map
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Housing Unit Allocations
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Detailed Allocations: For all projects by allocation area.

Housing Unit Allocation Chart: Includes all available allocations for the current 2021 allocation year and future years as well as the total number of tentative allocations granted and requested. The chart is updated weekly reflecting all new plan submissions and approvals. (Note that available allocations for future years are subject to change based on the rolling average provision.)

Designated Places Map: This shows the geographic allocation areas delineated in the allocation chart.

Housing Unit Allocations Waiting Bin: This shows all development projects currently in the waiting bin for housing unit allocations.

 

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Open/Closed Schools
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School Capacity Chart: Shows the school capacity status of all elementary and middle school districts and elementary school regions in Howard County. The map on this page reflects the current School Capacity Chart.

School Bin: Shows all development projects currently in the closed bin.

School Districts Maps: Latest school district attendance areas.

 

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Roads Test
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The Department of Planning and Zoning, Development Engineering Division (DED) is tasked with evaluating whether developments impact existing road intersections by increasing traffic flow to unacceptable levels as prescribed in the current ​Howard County Code and Howard County Design Manual, Volume III.  DED evaluates whether mitigation is required through the construction of road improvements, intersection modifications, or whether a fee-in-lieu is to be paid into a Capital Project to correct the deficient intersection.

For information on the APFO Roads test please contact Chad Edmondson, Chief of Development Engineering, at 410-313-2406.

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Howard County Public School System
Planning & Zoning

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