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§ 3-112. Municipal growth element

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLand UseEffective: June 1, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Land Use (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Single-Jurisdiction Planning and Zoning [Titles 1-13] (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Comprehensive Plan (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Requirement and Elements (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2018
MD Code, Land Use, § 3-112
§ 3-112. Municipal growth element
In general
(a) The municipal growth element shall include:
(1) the municipal corporation's:
(i) future municipal growth areas outside the existing corporate limits;
(ii) past growth patterns;
(iii) capacity of land areas available for development, redevelopment, and in-fill;
(2) the land area needed to satisfy demand for development at densities consistent with long-term development policy;
(3) the relationship of the long-term development policy to a vision of the municipal corporation's future character;
(4) rural buffers and transition areas;
(5) protection of sensitive areas that could be impacted by development planned within the proposed municipal growth area;
(6) population growth projections;
(7) public services and infrastructure needed to accommodate growth within the proposed municipal growth areas, including those necessary for:
(i) libraries;
(ii) recreation;
(iii) water and sewerage facilities;
(iv) public safety, including emergency medical response;
(v) stormwater management systems sufficient to ensure water quality both inside and outside the proposed municipal growth area; and
(vi) public schools sufficient to accommodate student population consistent with State rated capacity standards established by the Interagency Commission on School Construction;
(8) any burden on services and infrastructure for which the municipal corporation would be responsible for development in areas near to and outside of the proposed municipal growth area; and
(9) anticipated financing mechanisms to support necessary public services and infrastructure.
Technical assistance
(b) On request of a municipal corporation, the Department of Planning shall provide technical assistance for the purposes of developing the municipal growth element of the comprehensive plan.


Added by Acts 2012, c. 426, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2012. Amended by Acts 2018, c. 12, § 6.
MD Code, Land Use, § 3-112, MD LAND USE § 3-112
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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