Baltimore County 2030 Master Plan to Focus on Equity, Sustainability, Community Development

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced the launch of the County’s next master plan to guide smart growth over the coming decade.

Master Plans, sometimes called “Comprehensive Plans” are important components of local government where officials, staff, and community residents collaborate to set local planning and zoning priorities for future years. Baltimore County’s next plan will be focused on delivering responsible growth and development guidelines while promoting important aspects like open space that contribute to a higher quality of life for residents.

“We’re laser-focused on building a better, more equitable, more sustainable Baltimore County. The master planning process will allow us to establish a vision and priorities for the coming years that will lead to more vibrant communities for everyone across our the County,” Olszewski said. “I encourage all of our residents to get involved so that their voices can be heard during this critical process.”

From the press release:

Master Plan 2030 will be built around the following principles:

  • Equity: Being inclusive in our decision-making, ensuring equitable distribution of resources, and creating opportunity for all.
  • Sustainability: Ensuring the long-term sustainability of the County’s public and internal government infrastructure and safeguarding the County’s ecology and climate.
  • Vibrant Communities: Ensuring that all residents have access to high-quality and affordable housing, cultural, and recreational opportunities in safe communities while promoting responsible economic development.

The County hopes to have a draft for public review in the Fall, with final approval slated for 2022. For more information, view the press release, and visit the County’s Master Plan page.