City of Baltimore, Department of Planning

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About Us

We are a City agency whose overarching goal is to make Baltimore the most livable, dynamic, sustainable & attractive City it can be, now and in the future.


Our mission is to provide the highest level services and leadership in urban and strategic planning, historical and architectural preservation, zoning, design, development, and capital budgeting to promote the sustained economic, social, and community development of the City of Baltimore.


The Department of Planning is the City agency entrusted with the role of guiding the harmonious development of the City of Baltimore.

We are organized by the following functional Divisions:

Comprehensive PlanningHistorical & Architectural Preservation
Land Use & Urban Design
Research & Strategic Planning
Sustainability & Environmental Planning