Advisory Planning Board

Mission


The purpose of the Board is to assist and advise the City Council in matters concerning land usage, annexation, zoning changes, site plan review, and other matters affecting development in and around the City of Bowie.

Description


It is the responsibility of this Board to provide the City Council with advice concerning immediate and long range problems in the areas of residential, commercial, and industrial land usage and development, annexation, park and recreational land development, zoning changes, building and housing codes and land use controls, transportation, community services and facilities, urban renewal, and capital improvement planning. In addition, any problems in other areas of planning may be referred to the Board by action of the City Council.

The Board also hears petitions for variances and departures.