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Comprehensive Plan

2015 Comprehensive Plan (rev 07/12/2021)

Comprehensive planning is a process that determines community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The outcome of comprehensive planning is the Comprehensive Plan itself which sets forth the Town’s policies in the areas of land use and community development, natural resources, transportation, utilities, recreation, and housing. Consistent With Maryland Law, Every 10 Years the Town Updates It Comprehensive Plan. Emmitsburg is currently working on the 2025 Update. Comprehensive plans are future oriented, and the new plan will guide the town through the year 2040. For many years, Emmitsburg’s comprehensive planning has striven for a walk-able community, prosperous economic development, an active, vibrant village center, and environmental sustainability. 

Creating a new comprehensive plan is a complex and exciting process. The best plans are created with active public participation, and we encourage you to be informed and involved. 

See below for the tentative schedule for creating the 2025 update to the Emmitsburg comprehensive plan. 


 Want to make a difference in your community?  
You can do so by attending and participating in upcoming public workshops! 
If you have any questions or would like receive email updates, please contact: The Town Planner, Najila Ahsan, at 301.600.6309.