Architectural Review Committee - Owings Town Center
The committee reviews exterior design features of new construction and renovation as well as signs within the Town Center (TC) in accordance with appearance standards and guidelines specified by the Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance. They promote awareness of good design within the community and advise the county on matters relating to appearance or design within the TC. The committee also reviews the Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission or Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).
The committee shall be composed of five members. Priority shall be given to the appointment of members who reside or work within the TC. All members shall either work, reside, or represent an institution within the Calvert County postal area of the TC.
There shall be five members appointed by the BOCC:
At least one member shall be a registered architect or landscape architect in the State of Maryland or a professional urban planner certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.
At least one member shall be an owner of a business located within the TC.
At least one member shall be a resident within the boundaries of the Owings TC and not be connected with a business within the TC.
At least three members shall work, reside, or represent an institution within the Calvert County postal area of the TC.
Exceptions in the criteria may be made by the BOCC in the event that there are not enough qualified applicants . The term of each member shall be four years. Members may be re-appointed.
Third Wednesday of each month.
Meetings are currently being held virtually via ZOOM. Meeting registration information is available on agenda.
Open Meetings Statement
The Owings Architectural Review Committee complies with the Open Meetings Act by making agendas available at the Agenda Center.