Planning  & Community Development Department

  1. Proposed Zoning Changes Would Allow for Residential Housing at Airport and at Mill Branch Crossing

    City Council will hold public hearings on two proposed zoning changes at its June 3 meeting. The changes would permit 500+ homes at Freeway Airport (Church Rd.) & would permit townhouse & multi-family development at Mill Branch Crossing (301/Mill Branch) Read on...
  2. Stakeholders Meeting on New Apartment Projects at Melford - May 28

    Learn about the next phases of residential development for Melford at a Stakeholders Meeting on May 28, 7 p.m. There are two proposals: 1. Melford Mansions apartments (up to 436 units) 2. Infrastructure for another future 472-unit apartment building Read on...
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This department provides professional support through long-range special studies and recommendations on development proposals to the City Manager and the City Council. A growing focus of the department is on initiatives to preserve and protect our environment, through our Green Bowie initiatives led by our Sustainability Planner and Watershed Manager.  

Three volunteer committees assist this department in carrying out its mission: