The Calvert Coalition for Smart Growth is a group of Calvert County citizens and business owners who monitor local and state government agencies and actively participate in the planning process to ensure that Calvert County continues to develop as planned, using Smart Growth Guidelines and encouraging public participation every step of the way.

What is "Smart Growth?"

From: http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org

Smart growth is a better way to build and maintain our towns and cities. Smart growth means building urban, suburban and rural communities with housing and transportation choices near jobs, shops and schools. This approach supports local economies and protects the environment.

At the heart of the American dream is the simple hope that each of us can choose to live in a neighborhood that is beautiful, safe, affordable and easy to get around. Smart growth does just that. Smart growth creates healthy communities with strong local businesses. Smart growth creates neighborhoods with schools and shops nearby and low-cost ways to get around for all our citizens. Smart growth creates jobs that pay well and reinforces the foundations of our economy. Americans want to make their neighborhoods great, and smart growth strategies help make that dream a reality.

Here's an excellent publication by the Smart Growth Network that gives an overview of the Smart Growth Principles and how they can be applied locally: "This Is Smart Growth".

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What's Going On?

Be sure to check out our "What's Going On" page to see all of the updates on the Coalition's Appeal, as well as events of interest to Calvert County citizens, such as:

  • Sign Regulations Public Hearing - Click here for more info.
    A joint public hearing was held on August 22nd, and the Planning Commission voted to leave the record open for 30 days to receive additional public comments and to allow for citizens' groups to request meetings with staff to get more details.

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What We're Working On...

On August 25, 2016 the Calvert Coalition for Smart Growth filed a Petition for Judicial Review of the County Commissioners' approval of "Armory Square". Read more ...

What's Going Where in Calvert County?


The County's website offers lots of cool interactive maps, including a map showing what's going where ... check it out!

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