Land Use

MAR and the local Government Affairs Directors (GADs) monitor land use policy at the state and county levels to assure the protection of private property rights in residential and commercial real estate.

Land use policy may include: amendments to master plans, annexation, zoning, growth of residential and commercial development, protection of open space/recreational areas and issues with infrastructure (sewer,water, roads, etc.)

MAR has worked on Realty Check Plus for Maryland and continues to monitor issues presented at the Smart Growth Task Force in the Maryland Department of Planning.