|It's with much sadness that we announce the passing our a friend, colleague, and mentor, David T. Whitaker. He was a driving force behind the development of the Livable Frederick Master Plan, and during his time with Frederick County Planning, we on the Livable Frederick team enjoyed working with him and learning from him. He was well respected as a planner, a musician, and a person. To read more about his life, please go to this web page at the Maryland Planning Blog.|
The Frederick County Comprehensive Plan
The Livable Frederick Master Plan
The Comprehensive Plan Map
Small Area Plans
Large Area Plans
Not yet developed
Other Comprehensive Plan Documents
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 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.
Other Related Plans and Reports
(2006) Demographic and housing trends, and market and impact analysis for the aging population
Summaries of the year’s planning activities and development trends
(2010) Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Conservation Block Grant Program
(2006) Analysis of industrial and commercial land
Number of students created by development of different housing types
(2010) prepared based on County Comprehensive Plan adopted in April 2010
List of available lots in the development pipeline
Information and guidance for project priority
(2006) Information regarding the creation, application, and identified issues of this Zoning District
(2018) Identifies corridors and provides a framework for regional planning, preservation, and project development
Details the US 15 Corridor Management Plan.
(2010) Establishes annual goals for reducing county’s use of non-renewable energy over a 15 year period
(2007) Describes the goals, objectives, and policies of historic preservation planning
Describes the watershed, impairments, and recommendations to improve the water quality of Lake Linganore
(2006) Implements recommendations for code, policy, and program revisions discussed in the Water Protection Plan
(2001) iIentifies projects and provides guidance on policy, funding, and strategic Transportation Planning
(2014) Describes the systems and provision for Water and Sewerage Planning
Provides guidelines for the preparation of Traffic Impact Analyses for development applications
(2010) Meant to supplement the bicycle parking requirements set forth in the Frederick County Zoning ordinance
(2003) Establishes a framework of planning and design recommendations for implementing future corridors
(2000) Contains the 23 principles recommended to the Council by the Frederick County Site Planning Roundtable
A guidebook to best practices for designing roads
(2012) Contains design guidelines and illustrations for development in the Village Center (VC) zone
Kimberly Golden Brandt
Livable Frederick Planning and Design Office
Frederick County Government
Division of Planning and Permitting
30 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701