The 2035 Frederick County Comprehensive Plan (The Plan) addresses the future of Frederick County for its citizens, highlights its rich history, and strives to further this great community. The Plan is guided by the Vision Statement and Core Values crafted and adopted by the Frederick County Board of Supervisors. The 2035 Comprehensive Plan is the guide for the future growth of Frederick County. The chapters of The Plan address: Urban Areas, Rural Areas, Residential Development, Business Development, Transportation, Public Facilities, Natural Resources, and Historic Resources. The chapters of The Plan describe where we are today and where we want to be in 2035, they provide goals and strategies of implementation, and they illustrate the benefits of the implementation of this focus for the future.
The Plan is supported by two Appendices: Appendix I includes the County’s Area Plans, key land use planning documents which implement the policies of the Comprehensive Plan in specific, geographic areas of the County, and Appendix II provides background analysis and studies in support of The Plan.
The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a document which provides a schedule for major capital expenditures for the County for the ensuing five years. It is adopted annually and is intended to assist the Board of Supervisors in preparation of the County budget. The County must also ensure that the projects contained within the CIP conform to the Comprehensive Policy Plan. Specifically, the projects are reviewed with considerations regarding the health, safety, and general welfare of the public.
The Application Action Summary is a bi-monthly document listing pending land development applications that have been submitted to the Department of Planning and Development for review. All rezoning, master development plan, site plan, and conditional use permit applications will remain in the Summary until each achieves its respective approval.