2016 Comprehensive Plan | www.charlescountymd.gov


Charles County, Maryland

2016 Comprehensive Plan

2016 Comprehensive Plan


The current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2016 by the Commissioners of Charles County to guide land use development in the County for the next 25 years. The land use plan contains policies addressing land use, growth management, rural/agricultural policies, water resources, public facilities, economic development strategies and environmental protection. The land use map identifies the type and density of development by land use district that is envisioned throughout the County.
Under State law (the Land Use Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland), the County must review, and if necessary, update its Comprehensive Plan every ten years. The County's first Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 1974. The County Commissioners adopted the 2016 Comprehensive Plan on July 12, 2016. The Towns of Indian Head and La Plata are incorporated, and have their own Comprehensive Plans. While the Charles County Comprehensive Plan does not set policy inside the towns, the County coordinated the development of the Plan with the towns, and the Plan encourages cooperation between the towns and the County.


View Presentation


Mineral Resources Element Resolution (posted 8/8/2018)

Front Matter
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Background
Chapter 3: Land Use
Chapter 4: Water Resources
Chapter 5: Natural Resources
Chapter 6: Energy Conservation
Chapter 7: Economic Development
Chapter 8: Transportation
Chapter 9: Community Facilities and Services
Chapter 10: Community Development
Chapter 11: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Chapter 12: Implementation 
Chapter 13: Mineral Resources Element (posted 8/8/2018)
Appendix A: Charles County Baseline Housing, Population and Employment Projections - Methodology
Appendix B: List of Stakeholders Interviewed
Appendix C: Land Use Market Supply and Demand Analysis - Technical Memorandum
Appendix D: Zoning Districts
Appendix E: Water Resources - Technical Background Data
Appendix F: Telecommunications and Broadband - Technical Background Data