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Region Plans

NEW: Shape the vision for your community

The Office of Planning and Zoning is collecting information on the future of transportation and mobility, community design and identity, housing, local economic development, and community facilities in Regions 2, 4, and 7. Feedback on these key topics will help outline a Vision that will guide each Region Plan. The questions reflect public input received to date through outreach events, small group interviews, questionnaires, community feedback mapping, and Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings.

This visioning questionnaire should take about 20 minutes to complete and is open from September 15 through November 1, 2022. Provide input on your community by taking the Region Plan Community Visioning questionnaire.

Overview

The Anne Arundel County Region Plans are community-driven land use documents that build on the work of Plan2040—the Countywide General Development Plan—in smaller areas. The Region Plans will evaluate community assets and needs, present a shared vision for the next 20 years, and make specific recommendations about planned land use, zoning, environmental protection, transportation improvements, public facilities, and community design. The Region Plans will be used as a reference for informing future requests that directly affect your neighborhood in areas such as modifying zoning, private development plans, and the capital budget and improvement program. They are an opportunity for you to shape your community.

The process is underway for Regions 2, 4, and 7. Please click here to be directed to the Community Hub websites for each Region Plan.  

Community Forum Recordings

The Office of Planning and Zoning hosted a Community Forum addressing the Regions 2, 4, and 7 Plans on April 20, 2022. The purpose of the Forum was to: 1) Inform residents about Region Plans; 2) Listen to input from residents, and answer any questions regarding the Region Plans process and timeline; 3) Share and discuss ideas across the Regions; 4) Demonstrate the interactive Feedback Maps, and preview other community engagement opportunities. Click here to view the slides presented at the Community Forum.

There were two options to attend the virtual meeting on April 20:  an afternoon session beginning at noon, and an evening session beginning at 6:00 PM. The recordings of both sessions are linked below. 

 
  • Region Plans Overview and Order
    Region Plans offer community members an opportunity to develop a shared vision for their future. With the adoption of Plan2040, the County’s most current General Development Plan, the County Council has directed the Office of Planning and Zoning to work with communities to prepare plans for each of the County's nine Regions. The Region Plans will build on the work of the previous Small Area Plans as well as Plan2040. 

    The Region Plans will include an evaluation of community assets and needs, a shared vision for the next 20 years, and specific recommendations about land use, zoning, environmental protection, transportation improvements, public facilities, and community design.

    Plans for three Regions will be developed at a time. The kickoff for Regions 2, 4, and 7 will occur on December 11, 2021. Below is the order and targeted start dates for the remaining Regions, as adopted by the County Council.

    Target Start DateRegions
    December 20221, 3, and 9      
    April 20245, 6, and 8
  • Region Plan Community Hubs

    The Region Plan Community Hubs for Regions 2, 4, and 7 are now live! To see which Region you live, work, or play in, please see this web map.

    The Hubs provide project updates and a variety of opportunities for input into the planning process for each region. Click here to visit your Region’s Community Planning Hub to learn more and get involved. You may also subscribe to the Region Plans mailing list by clicking here.

  • Stakeholder Advisory Committees
    Stakeholder Advisory Committees were established for Regions 2, 4 and 7 to work collaboratively with County staff to prepare the Region Plans. These Committees were appointed by the County Executive and approved through three separate resolutions on November 1, 2021  by the County Council. The Committees include 9 to 15 members who represent the diverse interests of each Region. Check back in late 2022 for updates about the Stakeholder Advisory Committee application process for Regions 1, 3, and 9.

    The Region Plan process for Regions 2, 4, and 7 kicked off on December 11, 2021. For a recording of the event, please click here. Please visit the Region Plan Community Hub websites for more information and updates.