Livable Frederick Planning and Design
Project Highlight: South Frederick Corridors Plan
For more details, scroll down to "Small Area Planning" and click "The South Frederick Corridors Plan" or visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/SouthFrederickCorridors
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The Frederick County Comprehensive Plan
The Livable Frederick Master Plan
The Livable Frederick Work Program
The Comprehensive Plan Map
Small Area Planning
Large Area Planning
Other Comprehensive Plan Elements
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.
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 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP) is updated every five years and is required by the State in order to maintain the County’s eligibility for Program Open Space (POS) funding. The plan is created in partnership with the County’s municipalities.
Annual Planning Reports
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report (2010)
Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Conservation Block Grant Program
Pupil Yield Study (2022)
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
Transportation Priorities Review Reports
Information and guidance for project priority
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
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)
Identifies projects and provides guidance on policy, funding, and strategic
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
Critical Digital Infrastructure
Provides design guidelines and examples for Critical Digital Infrastructure developments.
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