The Department of Planning and Zoning retained Clarion Associates, a national land use firm, to assess the current zoning and land development regulations. The Assessment focused on public outreach with citizens and stakeholders to discuss strengths and weaknesses of the current land development regulations and recommendations for improvement.

    The process began in 2016, during which nearly 500 residents and stakeholders participated in more than 40 meetings to discuss what should be improved in the existing regulations. This outreach and an online survey resulted in more than 700 comments. The Assessment, all comments, a synopsis of comments, and survey results are linked below.

    Public Meetings

    Clarion Associates conducted four rounds of public and stakeholder meetings. Please see below for information on those meetings.

    Kick-Off Meeting
    March 28-30. 2017

    Emerging Issues Meetings
    July 24-25, 2017

    November 28-29, 2017
    Presentation | Columbia/New Town Presentation

    Development Regulations Assessment and Annotated Outline Meeting
    February 12, 2018

    Steering Committee Meetings

    A 13-member steering committee was appointed to serve as a sounding board for ideas and to provide feedback on assessment drafts. Below are the meeting minutes from the four steering committee meetings.

    March 29, 2017

    July 24, 2017

    November 19, 2017

    February 12, 2018


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