Howard council holds public hearings on comprehensive zoning

The Howard County Council is holding a series of public hearings for residents to provide input on the comprehensive zoning process.

The county’s Department of Planning and Zoning presented the plan to the council Monday, June 3.

On Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m., the public is invited to testify on zoning in the northeast region of the county, which includes areas like Ellicott City, Elkridge, the Route 40 corridor, Route 1 north of Route 100, and other amendments affecting the northeast.

On Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. is a public hearing on zoning in the southeast region of the county, including North Laurel, Savage, Jessup and Route 1 south of Route 100, as well as other amendments affecting the region.

On June 17 at 5 p.m., is a public hearing on zoning in the central area of the county, including the Non-New Town zoned area in Columbia, Fulton, Clarksville and other amendments affecting the central region.

A public hearing on the west region of the county and all properties outside the planned service area is June 24 at 6 p.m.

All public hearings will be held in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building in Ellicott City. A list of properties potentially undergoing re-zoning can be found on the county government website.

To testify in person, sign up at To submit written testimony to council members, email

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