Community Input Meetings

In accordance with Section 16.128 of the Howard County Subdivision and Land Development Regulations, a pre-submission community meeting is required prior to the initial submission of the development plan to the Department of Planning and Zoning. Within 30 days of the pre-submission community meeting, a copy of the meeting minutes and written responses to all questions not verbally answered at the meeting will be sent, either electronically or by first-class mail, to all meeting attendees whose names and addresses are on the official sign-in sheet provided at the meeting. Meeting attendees will also be notified within 7 days after the initial plan submittal to Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning.


Following Executive Order 20-003 and County Executive Calvin Ball's Emergency Declaration and given state and local mandates to practice social distancing, pre-submission community meetings are unable to be held within the community or in public or institutional buildings as required by Code. To allow for continuity of operations and essential functions related to construction, pre-submission community meetings can be held virtually.

Each pre-submission community meeting held by Benchmark Engineering will be recorded live on the specific date and time listed on the notification sent to adjoining property owners and on the sign posted on the property. Those who are unable to attend the live pre-submission community meeting can review the pre-recorded video by following the clickable link for the project below. As a requirements of the virtual community meeting the video will be posted on our website for a period of two weeks following the initial meeting date. A contact us link will be found below the video that will allow for viewers to send in questions that they may have as it relates to the project that were not addressed on the live video. Please make sure you send in any questions or comments that you have as soon as possible. Once the video has expired, the contact form will no longer be available. 

Additional Resources from Howard County

Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning have posted the following websites and pdf's as additional resources for you to view prior to the meeting:

DPZ website:

DPZ plans in process:


DPZ YouTube video about pre-submission community meetings:

Pre-submission Notification requirements (PDF)                     Executive Order 20-003 (PDF)

Current Scheduled Meetings

9572 Old Frederick Road

Tuesday, November 30th @ 6:00 pm

9726 Baltimore Ave


Dorsey Business Center, Parcel 'A'

Wednesday, December 15th @ 6:00 pm

Current Recorded Meetings

There are no recorded meetings available to view . Please check back soon!!

Meeting Minutes Available

There are no minutes available at this time.

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Please click on the name of the project below to be redirected to the Community Input Meeting Project Site.