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To provide the highest level services and leadership in urban and strategic planning,historical and architectural preservation, zoning, design, development, and capital budgeting to promote the sustained economic, social, and community development of the City of Baltimore.
The Department has established six planning divisions to help it carry out its mission: Office of the Director, Land Use and Urban Design, Comprehensive Planning, Research and Strategic Planning, Historical and Architectural Preservation. and the Office of Sustainability.
The Department of Planning is pleased present the rewrite of the Zoning Code of the City of Baltimore. The Planning Commission has submitted recommendations to the City Council, and the Council held their first hearing on April 3rd. Please check the City Council webpage for future hearing announcements.
Click here to view the Planning Commission’s recommendations to City Council.
To view the proposed NEW Code visit www.rewritebaltimore.org
The City of Baltimore is currently in the appeal period for the review of the National Flood Insurance Program’s new tidal Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Please review the maps and contact the Department of Planning for further information.
Click here to view the current and “New” maps.
The Climate Action Plan (CAP) was adopted in late 2012 and was recently published to the Office of Sustainability website.
Click here to read more on the CAP.
Download the Climate Action Plan
We define sustainability as “Meeting the environmental, social, and economic needs of Baltimore without compromising the ability of future generations to meet these needs.”
The Baltimore Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the launch of our new website at www.baltimoresustainability.org.
The website is designed as a resource for the Baltimore community to learn more about the goals of the Sustainability Plan, the many excellent efforts underway in our city, and how you can become part of the solution.
The website also features a space for individuals, schools, businesses, community groups, and anyone else in the Baltimore community to share their success story about how they helped further the shared goals of the Sustainability Plan.
Please take a few minutes to explore the site and share with us your success story.
In August 2007, Council Bill 07-0602 mandated the City establish Green Building Standards for commercial and multi-family residential buildings over 10,000 square feet being either newly constructed or extensively modified.
The Department of Planning, in partnership with the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the Baltimore Development Corporation, has recently completed an analysis and plan for enhancing open space in Downtown Baltimore. The Downtown Open Space Plan was produced by local consultants Mahan Rykiel Associates and was the result of an intense evaluation of current conditions and potential sites for expansion of the open space network. The Plan makes recommendations for upgrading existing green spaces and identifies key potential sites for additional open spaces that are anticipated to generate activity and leverage new investment. Link to Plan
Using the new online pre-development form, now you can submit your proposed development project and request a pre-development meeting ONLINE. After a simple login process, you can organize your contacts and project information all in one location and access it as needed. You will also have critical property information and links to development resources at your disposal prior to your meeting.
Click here to Log On to the Online Pre-Development Form
Help: How To Submit
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Department of Planning
Thomas J. Stosur, Director
417 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-7526 (PLAN)
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