Comprehensive Master Plan

Updating Baltimore's Comprehensive Plan

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Over the next 2 years, Baltimore’s Department of Planning will lead a public process to develop a new Comprehensive Plan, Our Baltimore.

The state of Maryland requires a Comprehensive Plan update, in response to the 2020 Census. Our Baltimore will guide equitable neighborhood development over the next ten years.

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Through this process, the Department of Planning is asking ourselves and you - the residents of Baltimore -

How can Baltimore retain and support residents? 

How can we work together to make Baltimore a great place to live so residents will:

  • Want to stay
  • Benefit from staying
  • Invite their friends to live in Baltimore

Why Our Baltimore?  Framework

The Planning process formally kicks off on April 28, 2022. We hope you will join us! Over the coming months, we will be seeking residents to lead the process and contribute your ideas, expertise, and voice.

Spring Open House Events


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Community Engagement Leadership Team

We are working with 20 community organizations to reach and engage Baltimore residents. You can learn more about our Community Engagement Leadership Team by visiting

 Storytelling Ambassadors

We are recruit Storytelling Ambassadors! 

Being a Storytelling Ambassador is an opportunity for community leaders to collect stories from their neighbors to help inform the planning process.  More information:

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Advisory Council

After soliciting applications for an Advisory Council, the Department of Planning began to convene an Advisory Council in Fall 2021. More information on this team.

Previous Master Plan (2006)

In 2006, The Department of Planning developed a new Comprehensive Master Plan for Baltimore City to direct economic growth and quality of life initiatives for the next 10 years. 

The Department of Planning used a business plan strategy to lead investment, policy, and programming outcomes in the Master Plan. 

Click here to view the previous Comprehensive Master Plan (2006)