Baltimore Sun, Rich Hall Offer Opposing Views on Hogan’s PlanMaryland Repeal

Two Baltimore Sun opinion pieces offer two different responses to Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan’s recent announcement formally repealing PlanMaryland and embarking on the creation of a new State Development Plan. A Baltimore Sun editorial (2017-08-21) noted that Plan Maryland itself had not been officially supported for some time but argued that some type of state plan is … Continue reading Baltimore Sun, Rich Hall Offer Opposing Views on Hogan’s PlanMaryland Repeal

What’s In Governor Hogan’s PlanMaryland Repeal Executive Order?

Maryland Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan signed Executive Order 01.01.2017.18 on August 19, 2017, which formally repealed PlanMaryland, the previous State Development Plan, and formed a process for creating a new State Development Plan. This article summarizes the contents of that order and also answers several related questions. What does the Executive Order do? Repeals PlanMaryland that was … Continue reading What’s In Governor Hogan’s PlanMaryland Repeal Executive Order?

Governor Hogan Announces PlanMaryland Repeal at 2017 #MACoCon

Maryland Governor “Lawrence “Larry” Hogan highlighted the achievements of his Administration, including the announcement of a new State Development Plan that would replace PlanMaryland, during his closing remarks at the 2017 MACo Summer Conference on August 19. Hogan thanked counties for their service and noted the importance of the State partnering with the counties. He stated … Continue reading Governor Hogan Announces PlanMaryland Repeal at 2017 #MACoCon

PlanMaryland, MdProperty View Discussed at MDP’s Senate Budget Hearing

The Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee held the budget hearing for the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) on January 30.  In its budget analysis, the Department of Legislative Services identified three key issues:  (1) the implementation of PlanMaryland; (2) challenges in measuring Heritage Area effectiveness; and (3) concerns over … Continue reading PlanMaryland, MdProperty View Discussed at MDP’s Senate Budget Hearing

MACo December 2013 Winter Conference Session – Implementing PlanMaryland

Description:  PlanMaryland is a statewide policy designed to foster smart and sustainable growth by directing state agencies on how to target their financial resources to communities and local governments.  Local governments have been encouraged to propose “place” and “preservation/conservation” planning areas to be incorporated into the PlanMaryland map.  Speakers will provide an update on the … Continue reading MACo December 2013 Winter Conference Session – Implementing PlanMaryland

MDOT Discusses PlanMaryland Implementation Strategies

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) presented its proposed PlanMaryland implementation strategies to the PlanMaryland Workgroup of the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission on September 26. MDOT representatives outlined 6 broad components describing how MDOT would incorporate PlanMaryland into its transportation planning process. Project Evaluation/Checklist – MDOT will strengthen its project evaluation process to incorporate Smart Growth law … Continue reading MDOT Discusses PlanMaryland Implementation Strategies

Workgroup Updates PlanMaryland Progress

A workgroup of stakeholders met on August 29 to discuss continuing implementation of PlanMaryland, the far-reaching statement of state area-driven priorities. The workgroup is part of the ongoing charge of the state’s Sustainable Growth Commission, and is seeking to oversee and guide state agency implementation of the overall plan. The workgroup focused its attention on … Continue reading Workgroup Updates PlanMaryland Progress

Budget Analysis Reviews Comprehensive Plans and PlanMaryland

In the Department of Legislative Services’ (DLS) analysis of the operating budget for the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), a series of issues were raised regarding local water and sewer plans, comprehensive plans, and PlanMaryland. Below are the specific questions asked by DLS and partial responses from MDP.   A complete response can be found … Continue reading Budget Analysis Reviews Comprehensive Plans and PlanMaryland

MACo Winter Conference Panel Examines Septic and PlanMaryland Tier Processes

On January 3, a panel of land use experts provided an overview and analysis of the growth tier adoption process under the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 (SB 236 – the septic system legislation) and the identification of designated planning areas under PlanMaryland  the at the 2013 MACo Winter Conference. Maryland Secretary of Planning Richard … Continue reading MACo Winter Conference Panel Examines Septic and PlanMaryland Tier Processes

MDP Releases PlanMaryland Progress Report

On September 24 the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) announced that it had submitted a progress report on PlanMaryland to Governor Martin O’Malley. The 74-page report discusses the status of implementation efforts, including the adoption of planning areas and the creation of state implementation strategies. From MDP’s press release: The report follows a nine-month review of how state … Continue reading MDP Releases PlanMaryland Progress Report