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Publications & Reports
Publications, Plans & Reports
Age Restricted Community Report
(2006) discusses demographic and housing trends, and market and impact analysis for the aging population. View the
Annual Planning Reports
provides a summary of the year's planning activities and development trends.
Development Activity Reports
a monthly report that highlights the permit information and current development projects
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report
(2010) provides and inventory of greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Conservation Block Grant Program.
Industrial and Commercial Land Inventory
(2006) a brief look at the lands in the county that are utilized for industrial and commercial use
Pupil Yield Study Final Report (2014) details the number of students created by development of different housing types
Residential Needs and Development Capacity Analysis (2010) prepared based on County Comprehensive Plan adopted in April 2010
Subdivision Lots Available
lists all available lots in the development pipeline.
Transportation Priorities Review Reports
provides information and guidance to the Council for project priority.
Village Center Update Background and Issues Report
(2006) contains information regarding the creation, application, and identified issues of this Zoning District.
Bikeways and Trails Plan
(1999) identifies corridors and provides a framework for regional planning, preservation, and project development.
Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byways Plan
details the US 15 Corridor Management Plan.
Comprehensive Energy Plan
(2010) establishes annual goals for reducing county's use of non-renewable energy over a 15 year period.
Countywide Comprehensive Plan
(2010) details the future land use of the county.
Historic Preservation Plan
(2007) describes the goals, objectives, and policies of
historic preservation planning
Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan
(2012) state mandated plan that addresses agricultural, land preservation, parks and recreation, and natural resource land conservation.
Linganore Source Water Protection Plan
describes the watershed, impairments, and recommendations to improve the water quality of Lake Linganore.
Linganore Source Water Protection Action Plan
(2006) implements recommendations for code, policy, and program revisions discussed in the
Water Protection Plan
Sustainable Action Plan
(2010) aims to integrate sustainable practices into county operations and decision making processes.
Transportation Master Plan
(2001) identifies projects and provides guidance on policy, funding, and strategic
Water and Sewerage Plan
(2014) describes the systems and provision for
Water and Sewerage Planning
. This plan is currently under revision.
Water Resource Element
(2010) a guide to coordinate growth management and water resource planning efforts.
APFO for Roads Guidelines
provides guidelines for the preparation of Traffic Impact Analyses for development applications.
Bicycle Parking Design Guide
(2010) Meant to supplement the bicycle parking requirements set forth in the Frederick County Zoning ordinance.
Bikeways and Trails Design Standards and Planning Guidelines
(2003) establishes a framework of planning and design recommendations for implementing future corridors.
Historic Preservation Interim Design Guidelines
for work on
Frederick County Register of Historic Places
Certificate of Appropriateness
Recommended Model Development Principles for Frederick County, MD
(2000) contains the 23 principles recommended to the Council by the Frederick County Site Planning Roundtable.
Streets & Roads Design Manual
a guidebook to best practices for designing roads.
Transit Friendly Design Guidelines
provide information about the benefits of transit-friendly design.
Village Center Design Guidelines
(updated 2012) contains design guidelines and illustrations for development in the Village Center (VC) zone.