Through the Planning Coordination section, a part of the Planning Services division, the department completes more than 200 technical assistance projects for counties and municipalities in a typical year. Planning services provides support in reviewing or drafting more than 60 comprehensive plans and/or ordinances for local governments each year.
Planning Coordination is made up of three functional units: Local Assistance and Training, Infrastructure and Development, and Resource Conservation.
Reinvest Maryland represents an opportunity for all levels of government to work together, strengthen collaborative efforts to support revitalization and reinvestment, and to engage stakeholders of all types in the effort to rebuild our communities and improve quality of life.
This unique website provides a “toolkit” designed to encourage and ensure local communities to consider redevelopment projects in partnership with the private sector that are supported by public programs and resources.
The Brownfield Redevelopment Assistance Program connects local planning jurisdictions throughout the State with brownfield assessment and cleanup funding opportunities through EPA and identifies additional technical and financial resources to help jurisdictions and other interested parties navigate the brownfield process.
Maryland’s brownfields are a special asset to help communities meet economic development goals, environmental protection and sustainability goals, and help achieve local comprehensive plan visions and objectives. Maryland’s brownfields can also be assets for revitalization, reinvestment, and redevelopment.
The Governor's Smart Growth Subcabinet held a virtual public forum for county and municipal elected leaders and planning officials on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Elected leaders, planning officials, and subcabinet members discussed local government issues related to activities that affect smart growth, development, neighborhood conservation, and resource management.
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