Carroll County Rezonings
From time-to-time zoning code amendments are necessary as well as changes to the zoning category and map. Text amendments can be requested by the public, businesses, planning commission and board of county commissioners. Zoning map amendments must be done by the property owner or contract purchaser. To request a text or zoning map amendment or to follow these changes use this portal.
Carroll County Economic Development & Land Use Study
The Study will look at where in the County growth should occur by analyzing the County’s current infrastructure, land uses, and zoning patterns. The resulting information from the Study will provide baseline information that will be used to draft land use and economic development recommendations during the overall drafting of the upcoming Plan.
Patapsco Regional Greenway
The Patapsco Regional Greenway (PRG) Concept Plan and Implementation Matrix identifies and prioritizes a shared-use path system along the Patapsco Valley between Sykesville and the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.
Finksburg Facade Improvement Program
The FIP offers an incentive dollar amount of up to 50% of the total cost of facade renovation in return for the owners’ 50% or greater investment in facade improvements. The maximum matching grant contribution by the program is $10,000, and the minimum matching grant contribution is $500.
Carroll County Transportation Master Plan
The objective of this Plan will follow the goal set forth by the 2014 Carroll County Master Plan, which states, “Provide a safe and functional intra-County transportation system that promotes access and mobility for people and goods through a variety of transportation modes.”
The Planning Department is responsible for developing and implementing the County Master Plan as envisioned by the citizens. The meetings and activities of the Planning and Zoning Commission are coordinated by the Department Director, who is Secretary to the Commission. Capital Improvement Projects review, site selection, and land banking for future schools, roads, and other public facilities are administrative functions of the Department.
The Department is also responsible for comprehensive, county-wide master planning. Land use plans are made and implemented working with the Carroll County Planning & Zoning Commission authorized under the Land Use Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Several functions within the Department are designed to assure County projects and programs conform with the County Master Plan, that current and long-range County planning serves to implement the Plan, and that land use and policy decisions are in accordance with the Plan. Among the ways, the Department fulfills this function are: water and sewer master planning, comprehensive plans for the County and incorporated towns; major street and road planning; and the town/county liaison planners.