is a new approach
to comprehensive planning in
Frederick County

Livable Frederick Comprehensive Planning is organized such that the Livable Frederick Master Plan serves as a core, vision-based, policy-focused document, with a collection of other interrelated plans (such as community and corridor plans, functional plans, and large area plans) that all stem from and support this central core document.

Large Area Plans

Community and Corridor Plans

The South Frederick Corridors Plan (coming soon)

Functional Plans

Click the lf logo to the left, the title above, or the link below to access a pdf version of the LFMP. NOTE: The final version of the LFMP will be posted shortly. However, the currently available version, accessed by the links here, contains all content as approved by the County Council.

Click here for the Livable Frederick Master Plan

If you would like to order a printed copy of the LFMP, it is available through

Order a printed copy

Maryland has a long history of state-level planning, dating back to the 1920’s with the establishment of a State Planning Commission and the adoption of Article 66B. This provided guiding legislation for local governments in Maryland that implemented planning and zoning.  Since the 1990’s the State has taken a proactive role in implementing smart growth principles.

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March 03, 2020

Sugarloaf Area Plan Advisory Group Meeting

Members of the Sugarloaf Stakeholders’ Advisory Group and Planning Staff will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 6:30pm in the Urbana Library, 9020 Amelung Street, Frederick. The meeting is open to the public, and audience will have an opportunity to speak at the end of the meeting. 

February 27, 2020

Sugarloaf Area Plan Community Meeting/Open House

Public is invited to attend this community meeting to learn more about the Sugarloaf Area Plan.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Staff will be available to answer questions from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. A short presentation at 7pm.

February 10, 2020

Sugarloaf Treasured Landscapes Area Plan - a Kick-off for Large Area Plan

Monday, February 10th, the County Executive Jan Gardner announced the start of the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscapes Area Plan, which represents the formal kick-off of implementation efforts under the Livable Frederick Master Plan. For more information including public meeting dates, navigate here!

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