Baltimore County Development Process

Concept Plan Conferences (CPC) – held on February 13, 2018

  • The Concept Plan Conference is the first step through the full development process in Baltimore County.
  • Once a developer has submitted to Baltimore County a concept plan for development, the plan is preliminarily reviewed by County agencies responsible for development approval.
  • At the Concept Plan Conference, the developer receives written agency comments.
  • The Concept Plan is not approved by Baltimore County.
  • At the CPC, the developer is provided names and addresses of community organizations to be invited to the Community Input Meeting (CIM).

Community Input Meetings (CIM) – scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1401 Carrollton Avenue, 21204

  • Developers are required to hold a Community Input Meeting (CIM) following the Concept Plan Conference (CPC).
  • A CIM is scheduled at a handicapped accessible public location in the vicinity of the project being proposed, or in Towson, if none is available.
  • The developer is required to give written notice of the meeting to adjacent property owners as well as those community organizations identified during the CPC by the Department of Planning.
  • The property is posted for a period of 21 calendar days prior to the CIM.
  • Minutes of the CIM are prepared and then become part of the record.

Development Plan Conferences (DPC)

  • The Development Plan Conference (DPC) is where written comments by county agencies are submitted to developers and their engineers.
  • The developer has submitted his actual development plan to be considered by the Administrative Law Judge by the time the DPC is scheduled.
  • Those written comments are forwarded to the Administrative Law Judge for his consideration of approval of the proposed development plan.

Administrative Law Judge Hearings

Administrative hearings are scheduled before the Baltimore County Administrative Law Judge, who has final approval authority on development plans submitted for consideration.

  • The hearings are quasi-judicial and are held during the day at the government complex in Towson.
  • Notice of the hearing is made to those who identified themselves as “contact persons” at the CIM.
  • The property is posted for 20 working days prior to the hearing.
  • Zoning relief or special hearings, if required, can be scheduled as part of the development plan hearing.

Baltimore County Development Management
Jan Cook, Development Manager
County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 123
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-3321
Fax: 410-887-2877


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