Architectural Review Committee - Owings Town Center


The committee makes recommendations to the Planning Commission regarding approval of exterior design features of public and private buildings, including building scale and the relationship between proposed buildings and existing buildings and green spaces, structures, and signs on the basis of the Town Center (TC) Architectural standards and criteria; promotes awareness of good design within the community; and reviews master plans and make recommendations.


There shall be five members appointed by the BOCC. Of which, 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
  • One member shall be an owner of a business located within the TC
  • One member shall reside within the boundaries of the Owings TC and not be connected with a business within the Town Center
  • Three members shall work, reside, or represent an institution within the Calvert County postal area of the TC

Exceptions in the criteria (except for the last listed) may be made by the BOCC in the event there are not enough qualifying applicants. The term of each member shall be four years.

Open Meetings

  • 3:30 pm
  • Third Wednesday of each month
  • Home Towne Team Select Office
    111 Chesapeake Beach Road
    Owings, MD

Open Meetings Statement

Owings Architectural Review Committee is in compliance with the Open Meetings Act - agendas and minutes are available at the Agenda Center.