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Department of Planning
The Planning Department serves as staff liaison to the Mayor and Commissioners, Elkton Planning Commission, and the Historic & Architectural Review Committee. We implement the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan through the administration of the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Program, Floodplain Regulations, Forest Conservation Ordinance and other land use laws.
The Planning Department is responsible for administering and recommending amendments to Elkton's elected officials on land use regulations, and coordinating reviews of site plans, subdivisions, annexations, rezoning, special exceptions, and other land-planning issues for compliance with various applicable laws.
The Planning Department is also responsible for grant research, application and administration of state and federal grants such as the Community Development Block Grant, Critical Area Grant, Community Legacy, Sidewalk Retrofit, Maryland Historical Trust and Program Open Space Grants.
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Elkton Bicycle Plan
One key to Elkton's growth and development is its location along major transportation routes. Although these routes are largely traversed by automobile, opportunities to enhance multi-modal transportation options are available, including improved pedestrian and bicycle linkages. The Elkton Bicycle Plan serves to improve quality of life for Town residents and visitors by expanding the existing transportation system to include safe and convenient choices for bicycle commuting and recreation.
The Plan will introduce a proposed coordinated bicycle network, which will connect residents with surrounding neighborhoods, the downtown central business district, and other key destinations, along with improvements for bike facilities such as bike racks and signage. The Elkton Bicycle Plan will be developed with the participation of an advisory committee comprised of Town, County and State officials, and the general public.