The Division of Planning and Permitting



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The Livable Frederick Planning and Design Office


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The Frederick County Comprehensive Plan


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The Livable Frederick Master Plan

Download a pdf file of the document

Access a web-based version of the plan

Purchase a copy of the plan on lulu.com


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The Comprehensive Plan Map

View the Comprehensive Plan Map as a single page map

Access an atlas of the Comprehensive Plan Map


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Small Area Plans

The South Frederick Corridors Plan  COMING SOON


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Large Area Plans

The Sugarloaf Area Plan


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Functional Plans


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Other Comprehensive Plan Documents

Priority Preservation Areas (PPA) Map

Water Resources Element

Growth Tier Map


Other Planning


Priority Funding Areas

One element of the State of Maryland Smart Growth Act of 1997 is the designation of Priority Funding Areas (PFA). These areas are used by the State to direct and prioritize funding for development and infrastructure projects. Usually PFAs are located within planned growth areas and municipalities with public water & sewer and appropriate zoning designations.


Priority Funding Areas Map


Capital Improvements Program

Go to the Budget Office page to see copies of the Capital Improvements Program (CIP).

The CIP is updated annually, reviewed by the Frederick County Planning Commission, and approved by the Frederick County Council.



Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan

The LPPRP is a state mandated plan and is required to be updated every five years.

This plan is required in order for a jurisdiction to maintain eligibility for Program Open Space (POS) funding.


Plan Document

Plan Map

Park Inventory Map


Other Related Plans and Reports

Reports

Application of the Septic Bill and Growth Tiers for Frederick County


Age Restricted Community Report

(2006) Demographic and housing trends, and market and impact analysis for the aging population


Annual Planning Reports

Summaries of the year’s planning activities and development trends


Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report

(2010) Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Conservation Block Grant Program


Industrial and Commercial Land Inventory

(2006) Analysis of industrial and commercial land


Pupil Yield Study (December 19, 2019)

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


County Residential Lots Available

List of available lots in the development pipeline


Transportation Priorities Review Reports

Information and guidance for project priority


Village Center Update Background and Issues Report

(2006) Information regarding the creation, application, and identified issues of this Zoning District

Plans

Bikeways and Trails Plan

(2018) 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


Historic Preservation Plan

(2007) Describes the goals, objectives, and policies of historic preservation planning


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


Transportation Master Plan

(2001) iIentifies projects and provides guidance on policy, funding, and strategic Transportation Planning


Water and Sewerage Plan

(2014) Describes the systems and provision for Water and Sewerage Planning

Development/Design Guidelines

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 that require 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

(2012) Contains design guidelines and illustrations for development in the Village Center (VC) zone

Contact Us

  1. Kimberly Golden Brandt
    Director
    Livable Frederick Planning and Design Office

    Frederick County Government
    Division of Planning and Permitting

    30 North Market Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
    kgbrandt@frederickcountymd.gov
    (301) 600-1144