January 13, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON
THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY ZONING REWRITE—
UPPER MARLBORO, MD.— The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) needs your feedback on the rewrite of the county’s Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. After a year-long review of the current codes, the nationally renowned consultant team led by Clarion Associates has completed and released its evaluation and recommendations for how the county’s Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations should be restructured. The sessions will be held in the Northern, Central, and Southern regions of the county on the following days and locations from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.:
The Prince George’s Zoning Rewrite will update the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations to make development rules easier to understand, more user-friendly, and supportive of the type of quality development that encourages economic growth for the county. The project will also implement the newly adopted Plan Prince George’s 2035 General Plan, which establishes the vision for how the county hopes to grow. The Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations have not been updated in over 50 years. In past years there have been numerous amendments to the regulations. And, more, as a result, the current law is a 1,000-page document that many in the community agree is confusing, inconsistent, difficult to understand and use, and in some instances creates obstacles to achieve the types of economic development desired and improve the quality of life for the county’s residents.