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

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

Public Review 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.

Queen Anne’s County Comprehensive Plan 2021- Review Draft

Kent Narrows Community Plan 2021 – Review Draft

The public comment period for the draft Comprehensive Plan and Kent Narrows Community Plan will be open through December 13, 2021. Visit the Public Comment page to send us your comments on the drafts. Comments can also be submitted via mail, or in person:

  • Online – Use the online form to provide comments
  • Mail – Mail your comments to:
    Queen Anne’s County Planning & Zoning
    Attn: Comp Plan Comments
    110 Vincit Street, Suite 104
    Centreville, MD 21617
  • In-Person – Drop off comments at the Planning & Zoning Department

Hard copies of both the draft Comprehensive Plan and draft Kent Narrows Plan are available at the following locations:

QAC Commissioners Office

107 N. Liberty Street
Centreville, MD 21617

QAC Planning and Zoning

110 Vincit Street
Centreville, MD 21617

QAC Public Library

121 S Commerce Street
Centreville, MD 21617

QAC Public Library – Kent Island Branch

200 Library Circle
Stevensville, MD 21666

Church Hill Town Hall

406 Main Street
Church Hill, MD 21623

Sudlersville Town Hall

200 South Church Street
Sudlersville, MD 21668

A hard copy of the draft Kent Narrows Community Plan is also available at the following location (the Comprehensive Plan is NOT available at this location):

Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center

425 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD 21619


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.

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