Here you’ll find important references related to the PlanQAC 2021 project process.

Visit the Get Involved page to learn more about current opportunities!

Draft Documents

The draft documents provided in this section are for initial review by the Planning Commission, Technical Committee, County Staff, stakeholders, and members of the public. These are working documents that we are revising to address comments received. Updated versions will be posted once reviewed by the Planning Commission. Please let us know of any feedback you have on these drafts, so that we may address and incorporate your comments into our next round of revisions.

Current Drafts

Older Drafts

Visit the Contact/Feedback page to send us your comments on the drafts.


Comprehensive Rezoning Requests

The County’s Comprehensive Plan update provides an opportunity for property owners to have the zoning of their properties re-evaluated for a different zoning district if they so choose. Property owners seeking to have their properties rezoned following the adoption of the 2021 Comprehensive Plan must make their intentions known while the Comprehensive Plan Update is occurring. Once adopted, the Comprehensive Plan charts the direction of the community’s long-term goals, which includes identifying a pattern of the desired land uses.

After the adoption of the 2021 Comprehensive Plan, the County will embark on a process of Countywide rezoning; however, the rezoning of any parcel will be evaluated against the land use designation it received in the updated Comprehensive Plan. Zoning is a tool to implement the land-use policies of the Comprehensive Plan—zoning must be consistent with the land-use plan.

The Planning Commission will review and discuss future land use and Growth Area adjustments related to submitted requests at their August 12, 2021 meeting. Review of the actual Comprehensive Rezoning Requests will not take place until the updated Comprehensive Plan is adopted.

Please Note: The deadline for submitting Comprehensive Rezoning Requests was June 11, 2021. The County is no longer accepting requests at this time.


Previous Plans


Past Events, Meetings & Supporting Materials

September 14, 2021

Joint Board of County Commissioners/Planning Commission Workshop

Update on Plan’s overall highlights, key issues, major changes.

September 9, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting

Comprehensive Rezoning Land Use Review (continued).

August 12, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting

Status Update, Comprehensive Rezoning Land Use Review, Growth Capacity Options.

July 8, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting

Status update and review of Land Use (incl. Priority Preservation) and Implementation chapters.

June 24, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting

Status update and review of Environment (incl. WRE) and Community Facilities chapters.

June 15, 2021

Special Topic Workshop: Land Use & Priority Preservation

June 10, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting

Status update and review of Town Planning and Community Plans chapters.

May 13, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting

Status update and review of Economic Development & Tourism chapters.

May 5, 2021

Special Topic Workshop: Community Plans

April 29, 2021

Special Topic Workshop: KNDF/Kent Narrows Community Plan

April 8, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting

Status update and review of Housing and Historic & Cultural Resources chapters.

April 1, 2021

Special Topic Workshop: Economic Development & Tourism, Town Planning

March 17, 2021

Special Topic Workshop: Housing

March 11, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting

Status update and review of Transportation chapter.

March 4, 2021

Special Topic Workshop: Historic & Cultural Resources

February 24, 2021

Special Topic Workshop: Environment & Transportation

February 11, 2021

Planning Commission Workshop

Status update and review of Community Facilities chapter.

February 11, 2021

Virtual Visioning Workshop

Countywide & North County

February 10, 2021

Virtual Special Topic Workshop

Community Facilities

February 4, 2021

Virtual Visioning Workshop

Countywide & Kent Narrows

February 3, 2021

Virtual Visioning Workshop

Countywide & Grasonville

January 28, 2021

Virtual Visioning Workshop

Countywide & Chester/Stevensville

January 27, 2021

Virtual Visioning Workshop

Countywide & North County

January 14, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting

Status update and review of Introduction and County Profile chapters.

August 13, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting

Kick-off meeting with the Planning Commission.

August 11, 2020

Board of County Commissioners Meeting

Kick-off meeting with the Board of County Commissioners.

September 22, 2020

Kent Narrows Development Foundation Meeting

PlanQAC 2021 process discussion with the Kent Narrows Development Foundation.

October 2019 – March 2020

Comprehensive Plan Survey

Results of the Comprehensive Plan survey. Results provided in this PDF are the raw responses, without the additional analysis that will be included in the Plan itself. While this survey has closed, there will be other opportunities for comment (see more ways to Get Involved). Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide their feedback and ideas for the Comprehensive Plan Update!

This section includes information on events and activities that have already occurred. Official County meeting agendas, minutes, and meeting recordings can be found here