|The Comprehensive Planning Division is responsible for a variety
of planning areas including: both long range county-wide and small area planning;
thematic planning, such as historic preservation; resource protection planning including
critical area; functional planning, specifically capital facilities, water and sewer,
transportation, as well as schools; statistics such as population; and maps
Mary's County Comprehensive Plan was adopted March 2010. A Master Plan
Lexington Park Development District was adopted November 1, 2005 and amended
July 15, 2008. The division assists the planning commission in preparing its Annual Report.
The historic preservation program implements the plan adopted by the Board of County
Commissioners in March of 2000, entitled "Painting a Self Portrait: A Historic Preservation Plan for St. Mary's
County". Copies of the adopted plan are available from the Department
of Land Use and Growth Management. The Historic Preservation Commission provides oversight of on-going programs.
Planning the infrastructure to support growth includes preparing and implementing
a water and sewerage plan, and tracking the adequacy of schools and roads.
Housing Study (Danter)
Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission
Reinvest Maryland Toolbox
Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP)
State Data Center
U.S. Census Bureau
American Planning Association
Tri County Council for Southern Maryland