The Department of Planning and Zoning’s Division of Comprehensive and Community Planning (DCCP) is responsible for the oversight and development of various comprehensive and community planning efforts, including the County’s General Plan, corridor design manuals (Route 1, Route 40, and Clarksville Pike), area plans and studies (Ellicott City, Downtown Columbia, and Columbia Village Centers) and Sustainable Community designations (Long Reach, North Laurel-Savage, and Ellicott City).  DCCP serves as a resource to educate citizens about planning, zoning and land use through the national award winning PlanHoward Academy and through other county-wide community engagement initiatives.

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Community Meeting

Location and Hours

Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning
2nd Floor George Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Public Service Walk-In Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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