Recent News

New CIP Criteria Available, Includes Equity

Over the past year, Planning staff worked with agencies, residents, and other stakeholders to update the evaluation criteria used to review capital budget requests.

Zoning Update for City Council Bill #21-0113/Zoning Modifications - Planning Commission 11/18

Zoning Update for City Council Bill #21-0113/Zoning Modifications

On November 18, 2021 the Planning Commission is preparing to vote on City Council Bill #21-0113.  


New Staff Join the Planning Department

A new roster of Planners have joined the Department of Planning Team this fall.

Census Week: October 25

During the week of October 25, the Department of Planning will roll out a series of new material on the results of the 2020 Census.

Baltimore Planning Joins Statement on Role of Planning and Racial Inequity

A group of Planning Directors representing 20 major cities nationwide, including Baltimore, developed and signed a joint statement on racial equity as a group.

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SAY IT LOUD comes to Baltimore; features current and former DOP staff

Baltimore Architecture Foundation, AIA Baltimore, and Bmore NOMA announce SAY IT LOUD Maryland, an exhibition that will spotlight the contributions of diverse design professionals to the built environment.

City's Plastic Bag Ban begins October 1, 2021

Don't forget! The plastic bag ban is going into effect on October 1st!

New Dashboard Tool Available for Analysis of Baltimore Census Results

New Tool Allows for Neighborhood Level Analysis of Baltimore's 2020 Census data.


New youth-led mural unveiled celebrates Govans

Youth working with BOPA’s Art @ Work program unveiled a new mural celebrating the Govans neighborhood.


NEW Community Association Directory (CAD) Launched

A new Community Association Directory, the first in 20 years, has now launched. Two public webinars are scheduled to provide neighborhood groups and the public with more information.

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