News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will hold a work session Tuesday, May 14, 2019, to review the draft Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (December 2018 draft) in preparation for a future public hearing. This work session follows the commissioners’ April 30 public hearing and the May 6 closing of the public record on the December 2018 draft plan.

Click to visit the Calvert 2040 Comprehensive Plan web section where you can read the draft plan and to learn more about the process.

Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

We are planning for the future!
We have embarked on a process to plan the future of Calvert County. From transportation, economic development and public safety to recreation, natural resources and housing – we want to know your vision for our future.

Board of County Commissioners Discuss Draft Calvert County Comprehensive Plan in Work Session

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a public hearing Tuesday, April 30, to consider and receive comments about the Calvert County Planning Commission’s recommended Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (December 2018 draft). The BOCC voted to keep the record open until Monday, May 6 at midnight. The BOCC will hold a work session on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, to review the draft Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (December 2018) in preparation for a future public hearing.

Please know that previously submitted comments are included as part of the record for BOCC consideration.

Comprehensive Plan Schedule
Identify Issues
Initial meetings, analysis of existing conditions1st round of public workshopsConcurrence on issues – Planning Commissions and County Commissioners
Fall 2015- Fall 2016
Identify Issues
Issue development with stakeholders and interested persons2nd round of public workshops1st draft plan and public meetings/open housesReview by Planning CommissionJoint Planning Commission and County Commissioners work session
Fall 2016 – Spring 2018
Adoption Process
2nd draft plan, public comment, meetings / open housesReview by Planning Commission3rd draft plan, PC’s Recommended PlanPublic comment andreview by agencies (at least 60 days)Planning Commission public hearingApproval by Planning CommissionCounty Commissioners’ public hearing***WE ARE HEREAdoption by County Commissioners
Spring 2018 – Present

Current links and documentation

  • Agency Review Comments

Stay Involved
To stay current on all the activities and events associated with our Comprehensive Plan rewrite and Zoning Ordinance update:

  • Sign up to receive email messages via the Notify Me button in the left column on this page.
  • View the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Overview Presentation. The narrated presentation explains what a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance are and why they need updated/rewritten; describes demographic, housing, and transportation trends; and gives a timeline for the project.

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