On July 30, 2021, The Livable Frederick Planning and Design Office announced that the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan First Draft was available for public review. The Plan seeks to maintain rural character and scenic attributes, protect environmental resources, and enhance landscape quality in the Sugarloaf Mountain area. This "large area plan" begins to put into action the Livable Frederick Master Plan, Frederick County’s guiding policy document for how and where the county will grow, conserve, and preserve.
To introduce the draft Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan to the public, two virtual open houses were held on August 17, 2021 and August 19, 2021 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. After a brief presentation, staff invited members of the public to offer their feedback and ask questions.
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The Frederick County Comprehensive Plan
Water and Sewerage Plan
One element of the State of Maryland Smart Growth Act of 1997 is the designation of Priority Funding Areas (PFA). These areas are used by the State to direct and prioritize funding for development and infrastructure projects. Usually PFAs are located within planned growth areas and municipalities with public water/sewer and appropriate zoning designations.
Go to the Budget Office page to see copies of the Capital Improvements Program (CIP).
The CIP is updated annually, reviewed by the Frederick County Planning Commission, and approved by the Frederick County Council.
The Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP) is updated every five years and is required by the State in order to maintain the County’s eligibility for Program Open Space (POS) funding. The plan is created in partnership with the County’s municipalities.
Annual Planning Reports
Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Conservation Block Grant Program
Number of students created by development of different housing types
Prepared based on County Comprehensive Plan adopted in April 2010
Information and guidance for project priority
Identifies corridors and provides a framework for regional planning, preservation, and project development
Details the US 15 Corridor Management Plan.
Establishes annual goals for reducing county’s use of non-renewable energy over a 15 year period
Describes the goals, objectives, and policies of historic preservation planning
Describes the watershed, impairments, and recommendations to improve the water quality of Lake Linganore
Implements recommendations for code, policy, and program revisions discussed in the Water Protection Plan
Identifies projects and provides guidance on policy, funding, and strategic Transportation Planning
APFO for Roads Guidelines
Provides guidelines for the preparation of Traffic Impact Analyses for development applications
Bicycle Parking Design Guide (2010)
Meant to supplement the bicycle parking requirements set forth in the Frederick County Zoning ordinance
Bikeways and Trails Design Standards and Planning Guidelines (2003)
Establishes a framework of planning and design recommendations for implementing future corridors
Critical Digital Infrastructure
Provides design guidelines and examples for Critical Digital Infrastructure developments.
Recommended Model Development Principles for Frederick County, MD (2000)
Contains the 23 principles recommended to the Council by the Frederick County Site Planning Roundtable
Streets & Roads Design Manual
A guidebook to best practices for designing roads
Transit Friendly Design Guidelines
Provide information about the benefits of transit-friendly design
Village Center Design Guidelines (2012)
Contains design guidelines and illustrations for development in the Village Center (VC) zone
Kimberly Golden Brandt
Livable Frederick Planning and Design Office
Livable Frederick Planning and Design Contacts
Frederick County Government
Division of Planning and Permitting
30 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701