Comprehensive Plan Updates
The Denton Planning Commission has completed its revisions to the 2010 Denton Comprehensive Plan and is now inviting public review of the Draft 2020 Denton Comprehensive Plan (the Draft Plan). The 2020 Denton Comprehensive Plan serves as a strategic roadmap outlining the long-term vision and objectives for the development and growth of Denton. The primary goal of the Draft Plan is to create a sustainable and thriving community, addressing crucial issues, such as efficient land use, infrastructure planning, community facilities and services, affordable housing, historic preservation, and natural resource conservation. The Planning Commission has identified priorities and strategies to improve residents' quality of life, attract investments, and foster economic prosperity. The Draft Plan will guide the Town's decision-making processes as Officials strive to balance preserving the Town's rich history and promoting responsible development that meets the evolving needs of its residents.
The Planning Commission believes that by incorporating input from various stakeholders and Denton's residents, the Draft Plan better reflects the community's aspirations and shared vision. It will become a valuable tool to guide future development and ensure Denton's growth aligns with the Town's unique character, values, and aspirations while considering broader regional and environmental contexts.
Copies of the Draft 2020 Denton Comprehensive Plan are now available for review at the Town Office. The Planning Commission values input from residents and stakeholders and encourages your comments. You can send your comments, questions, and suggestions to the Town of Denton at 4 North Second Street, Denton, MD, 21629, with attention to Donna Todd, or email Donna Todd at DTodd@dentonmaryland.com. If you want to learn more about the Draft Plan, the Denton Planning Commission will present an overview at a Public Information Meeting on September 12, 2023, at 6:00 PM, at the Wharves of Choptank Visitor & Heritage Center.
As part of the official review process, the Denton Planning Commission has submitted the Draft Plan to the Maryland Department of Planning for a mandatory 60-day review period in which State departments, agencies, and Caroline County can provide comments. Additionally, property owners can apply to have their properties' zoning evaluated for a different zoning district. Those interested in requesting a zoning change must submit their Comprehensive Rezoning Request on or before August 15, 2023. Request forms can be obtained at the Town office or online at https://dentonmaryland.com/. The Town will no longer accept applications after this deadline.
We look forward to your participation in this important process and appreciate your contribution to shaping the future of Denton. Together, we can create a vibrant and thriving community that remains true to its heritage while embracing progress and sustainability.