Category: Planning and Growth Management

Amazon picks Charles County for new local delivery warehouse

Amazon has leased a trio of Waldorf industrial properties to serve as the site of a regional warehouse and distribution facility that will provide last-mile package delivery to the region. Expected to open in time for the 2020 winter holiday season, the facility will provide an estimated 200 full-time, part-time,

Nanjemoy-Mattawoman Rural Legacy Area plans unveiled to county commissioners

The Board of Charles County Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a proposal to establish a land conservation region in western Charles County that would allow the county government to leverage state grants for preserving privately owned properties. The establishment of a Nanjemoy-Mattawoman Rural Legacy Area, which would encompass

Census response results compared with broadband coverage in Charles County

Low rural census response not due (entirely) to lack of broadband coverage, county says

Nanjemoy and Cobb Neck, which will benefit from a $3 million state grant to provide wireless broadband coverage, are also the lowest responding areas in Charles County for the 2020 census, but county officials say that the lack of broadband coverage in both places is only one of the reasons.

House for Rent Sign

County moves ahead on housing initiatives

County staff updated the Board of Charles County Commissioners on Tuesday on plans to reopen the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for the first time in eight years and to develop a comprehensive licensing program for rental properties to ensure the county has the ability to enforce minimum health and

County permit, inspection services remain available despite pandemic closures

Amid the closures of all nonessential businesses in Maryland as of March 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one notable exception is the construction industry, which — unlike several other states and large metropolitan jurisdictions around the country — has been allowed to continue to operate in the state.