Department of Planning (and some others) reports

The Department of Planning prepares various research reports to assist other departments and the County Council in their decision-making. It seems that more of these reports were done for many years under the previous administration and the leadership of Pat Keller as head of the Office of Planning. While there are a few such studies and reports online now, others can only be found from Archives. The links below provide a comprehensive list of those that can now be found.

Schools

The Planning Department prepares, annually, reports on school overcrowding, including numbers to be used in evaluating the impact from new developments (even if they are so ridiculous that a hearing officer laughed when some were presented in a recent hearing!)

The following, except for the latest, are from the archives.

School
year
EnrollmentOvercrowded schoolsApproved DevelopmentCommitted
seats
Pupil
yield
Full
report
ESMSHSESMSHSESMSHS
2009-2010 Report Report Report - - - - - - - Report
(2009)
-
2010-2011 Report Report Report Map Map Map - - - - Report
2011-2012 Report Report Report Map Map Map Report Report Report Report Report
2012-2013 Report Report Report Map Map Map Report Report Report Report Report
2013-2014 Report (all) Map Map Map Report Report Report Report Report
2014-2015 Report (all) Map Map Map Report Report Report Report Report
2015-2016 Report (all) Map Map Map Report Report Report Report Report
2016-2017 Report (all) Map Map Map Report Report Report Report Report
2017-2018 * Report (all) Map Map Map Report Report Report Report Report Report
2018-2019 Report (all)Report Report Report Report - -

* The enrollment data given is very confusing. Note that the Sept 30, 2017 report is dated at the bottom as Feb 20, 2017, a different school year. The meta data inside the file says that it was created on Feb 22, 2018.

Check here for more recent school reports.

Development

The Planning Department prepares various reports that summarize how much development has taken place in the county.

Minor Subdivision Report (2007-2012) District 2 (67 kB),   District 3 (86 kB),   District 5 (68 kB)
(For after 2012, see the Quarterly Subdivision reports.)

Rural Development and Zoning Overview (prepared for the CZMP 2008) (860 kB)
Planning Research Report, New residential construction 2000-2007, July 2008 (550 kB)
Residential Capacity Study 2010 (inside URDL)
Annual Growth Report 2012 (3.5 MB)
Annual Growth Report 2013 (5 MB)
Annual Growth Report 2014 (4 MB)
Annual Growth Report 2015 (2 MB)
Annual Growth Report 2016 (2.6 MB)
Annual Growth Report 2017 (3.3 MB)

Updated 20 Jan 2019