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 Comprehensive Plan

What is the purpose of the Comprehensive Plan?
The Comprehensive Plan is a master long-range plan intended to guide the growth and development of Westminster. The plan includes inventory and analytic sections leading to recommendations for the community's land use, economic development, housing, transportation, community facilities, water resources, urban design and resource allocation: all related to the community's goals and objectives.

What is the 2009 Comprehensive Plan?

The 2009 Comprehensive Plan is a document that can be used as an everyday tool for the City of Westminster administration. The public, local officials and City staff can refer to the 2009 Comprehensive Plan to not only better understand the community vision for the future but to also understand how planning can facilitate creating that vision.

The 2009 Comprehensive Plan embraces the principles of Smart Growth, and the State of Maryland’s 12 State planning visions, to serve as guidelines for future growth and development. The plan also gives recognition to Westminster’s partners in State, County and local organizations and agencies. As a small city, Westminster depends on these partnerships to build a sustainable and vibrant community.


The City of Westminster 2009 Comprehensive Plan was adopted on September 28, 2009.

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2009 Comprehensive Plan Credits, Table of Contents & Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Public Participation & Neighborhood Planning

Chapter 3: Population & Demographics

Chapter 4: Municipal Growth

Chapter 5: Land Use

Chapter 6: Environmental Resources & Protection

Chapter 7: Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization

Chapter 8: Community Character & Design

Chapter 9: Economic Development

Chapter 10: Tourism & Culture

Chapter 11: Water Resources

Chapter 12: Transportation

Chapter 13: Community Facilities & Public Services

Chapter 14: Interjurisdictional Coordination

Chapter 15: Implementation

2004 Comprehensive Plan


Planning, Zoning & Development Department