This page is the location to find information regarding the 2035 Comprehensive Plan Update.
The Frederick County Planning Commission and the Comprehensive Plans and Programs Committee (CPPC) have initiated the 5-year review and update of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. This effort will run over approximately 12 months, and conclude with final adoption by the Board of Supervisors anticipated by mid-summer of 2016.
To assist in achieving this targeted goal, a three-phase approach has been used as outlined as below. The plan update is currently in Phase 3.
Phase 3 of the process is one of the most important, which includes solicitation of public input and feedback on the draft documents. The public is encouraged to provide notes, comments, general feedback, and questions on the draft documents below at the upcoming public input meetings throughout June 2016 or by providing feedback electronically through the comment box at the bottom of this page.
All public input will be recorded and summarized in the final version of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
Phase 3 (Underway)
Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Public Hearing - Draft Documents - January 4, 2017 and January 25, 2017
Board of Supervisors Discussion - Draft Documents - December 14, 2016
Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Work Session Draft Documents
Clean Version - Work Session Draft Documents
Marked-Up Version - Work Session Draft Documents
Please note: All documents are in a drafdraft form, subject to final public hearing comments and final review/adoption by the Board of Supervisors. Documents can be accessed by clicking on each chapter/section below. A hard copy of the draft update is available for review at the front counter of the Department of Planning & Development (107 N. Kent Street, Winchester, 2nd Floor).
- Chapter 1 - Urban Areas
- Chapter 2 - Rural Areas
- Chapter 3 - Residential Development
- Chapter 4 - Business Development
- Chapter 5 - Transportation
- Chapter 6 - Public Facilities
- Chapter 7 - Natural Resources
- Chapter 8 - Historic Resources
- Appendix II - Background and Supporting Studies
- Summary of Public Input Received (online & public meetings)
- Blue Ribbon Panel Participants
Early-2016 - Planning Commission Review of 2035 Update, followed by Board of Supervisors direction to move forward with additional public outreach. - Complete
June 2016 - Public Input Meetings - Complete
Additional public comment may be left using the comment feature below.
December 14, 2016 - Board of Supervisors Discussion on the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
January 4, 2017 - Planning Commission Public Hearing of 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
January 25, 2017 - Board of Supervisors Public Hearing of 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
Winter 2017 - Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Public Hearings and Adoption of 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
Phase 1 (Completed) - click here for more information
Mid-2015 – Comprehensive Plans and Program Committee review and update of Appendix II; Background Analyses and Supporting Studies.
Phase 2 (Completed) - click here for more information
Late-2015 to Early-2016 – The CPPC and Blue Ribbon Group (comprised of citizens, stakeholders, and community partners) reviewed and updated key sections of the Plan, including: Rural Areas, Urban Areas, Residential Development, Business Development, Transportation, and Natural Resources, Historical Resources, and Public Facilities.
2035 Comprehensive Plan Update - Frequently Asked Questions