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Commercial Development Plans

For all commercial projects an engineered plan must be developed that provides proper erosion and sediment control during construction and addresses stormwater management post construction imperviousness control. A concept plan review is required for all commercial projects.
Building plans are required to be prepared by a licensed architect and/or engineer and properly sealed. Two sets of plans are required to be submitted.
Commercial plans must be prepared by a licensed engineer, land surveyor, or architect in the State of Maryland. The following stormwater management checklists are required at initial submittal: SWM Concept Plan Submittal and SWM Site Development Checklist.

Commercial Projects

Subdivisions, Commercial Buildings, Commercial Development*, any Structures, Parking Lots, Industrial Development, Road Construction, or Bridges (or any type of stream crossing).
*Disturbance is over 5000 sq. ft. or over 100 cubic yards of earth disturbed.

Commercial Structure

Any type of building structure (other than a single family residence, with or without basement or garage) or property used for a business, public use, or private. For the purpose of engaging in commerce, sales, education, government, industry, utilities, towers, or rentals (hotels, motels, townhouses, duplexes, condos, etc.)

Commercial Plans

All Commercial Plans require a detailed plan (at least 1" = 50' scale drawing or larger scale) which must be drawn up by a Civil Engineer.
Major Commercial Plans - above 20,000 square feet of earth disturbance, and/or over 500 cubic
                                              yards of earth disturbed.
Minor Commercial Plans - 5,000 - 20,000 square feet of earth disturbance, and/or over 100-500
                                             cubic yards of earth disturbed.

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