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Biohealth Priority Campus Plan


A Biohealth Priority Campus Plan is permitted only in certain zones.  It is intended for land uses that meet the definition of a Biohealth Priority Campus as stated in the Zoning Ordinance.  This plan takes the place of a sketch plan and site plan, which would otherwise be required.

Forest Conservation:

Before submitting a Biohealth Priority Campus Plan, a Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) or Forest Conservation Plan Exemption (FCPE) must be approved.  In cases where an Forest Conservation Plan Exemption has not been confirmed, a Forest Conservation Plan must be submitted concurrently with the Biohealth Priority Campus Plan.

Development Review Committee (DRC):

Biohealth Priority Campus Plans do not go to DRC.

Decision Type:

Biohealth Priority Campus Plans are reviewed by staff and submitted for action (approval or disapproval) by the Montgomery County Planning Board.  The Planning Board approves the Biohealth Priority Campus Plan after Administrative Subdivision Plan approval (if applicable) and before building permits can be issued.


Biohealth Priority Campus Plan fees vary by project specifications.  Consult page 5 of our fee schedule to determine fee.

Review Time:

Planning Board Hearing must take place within 60 days of intake acceptance.


Biohealth Priority Campus Plans may be amended.  Before submitting an application, applicants must meet with planning staff and receive an amendment checklist that outlines the required submission items.

Application Instructions

Complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out this application form and email the PDF to Once our team has received the application and entered it into our system, the primary contact listed on the application form will be asked to upload files to ePlans.

  2. ePlans: After applying, log into ePlans and upload documents and drawings. ePlans will generate emails to applicants prompting when to pay fees, what revisions are requested, when Development Review Committee and Planning Board dates are scheduled, when to upload or download documents, etc.

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