Wendi Peters named as Deputy Secretary of State Planning

ENVISION NOTE: We're posting this as breaking news of note for those interested in Maryland land use and planning matters. Sharing it does not constitute an endorsement of the selection. What follows is the complete and … [Read more...]

Complete Town Planning – The Energy Element

From a community infrastructure perspective, everything changed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Ensuring energy resiliency to power individual buildings as well as entire communities emerged as a pressing … [Read more...]

New Report: “Reinvest Maryland” Offers Strategies to Revitalize Communities

EXCERPT: "The Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission has produced Reinvest Maryland: Accelerating Infill, Redevelopment & Community Revitalization. The just-released report sets forth dozens of recommendations to help … [Read more...]

MDP letter corrects misstatements from Monrovia developers and Planning Commission members

On Wednesday (October 23), the Frederick County Planning Commission held a public hearing on two separate agenda items related to the proposed and controversial Monrovia Town Center. 1 – Rezoning of the agriculture land … [Read more...]

Smart, Green & Growing: MDP Releases New Publication

The Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) has compiled a handy and informative guide to land-use planning in Maryland, including background on the state's enabling legislation and significant laws, such as the … [Read more...]