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  Land Development Regulations Assessment and Annotated Outline | Executive Summary 

The Department of Planning and Zoning is pleased to announce that the Development Regulations Assessment and Annotated Outline is officially completed and available to review above. We would like to thank the hundreds of residents and stakeholders that participated in over 50 community meetings and provided over 700 comments and suggestions.

Project Description
At the request of County Executive Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Planning and Zoning (DPZ) has begun a multi-year project to redraft the zoning regulations and other land development regulations, policies and manuals into a comprehensive unified development code.

Phase I of the project, an assessment of the current zoning and land development regulations, is complete and the Development Regulation Assessment and Annotated Outline is released. The Assessment/Outline will serve as a "roadmap" for Phase II, redrafting the zoning and land development regulations.

In the coming months DPZ will be preparing to kick-off Phase II. You can continue to provide input on the Assessment/Outline via the comment portal. The comment database will continue to be updated and the comments will be considered during Phase II.


Questions? Contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at (410) 313-2350 or email Julia Boone at jboone@howardcountymd.gov.