Land Development

About Land Development
The Community Development Division provides short and long range land use planning and development that ensures the health, safety, and well being of Frederick County citizens and the communities they live in. A cross departmental approach upholds the public policies and code enforcements created to ensure this integrity. There are 3 main components of Land Development:
  • Comprehensive Planning: The future vision of how and where development, growth, and preservation of land and natural resources is defined. The Comprehensive Plan provides a framework of goals, policies, and implementation plans for balancing growth and rural and agricultural heritage.
  • Development Review: Reviews and ensures that land considered for residential or commercial development adheres to the subdivision regulations and planning ordinances.
  • Zoning Administration: Current permitted land uses meant to uphold the integrity of a community. The Zoning Ordinance is the regulating document that identifies, upholds, and enforces the public policies and regulations of zoning.
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