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December 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2015
Contact: Andrea Davey, 301-952-3560 TTY: 301-952-4366

M-NCPPC Prince George's County Planning Department Goes Green

Implements New Guidelines for Online Publishing of Technical Reports


Upper Marlboro, MD -- Effective January 4, 2016, the Prince George's County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will publish all technical staff reports for Prince George's County Planning Board cases on the Department's website, www.pgplanning.org. (Technical staff reports are included in the regular Planning Board agendas.

This new procedure reflects revised notification guidelines contained in Zoning Bill CB-97-2015, adopted by the Prince George's County Council last month. The Bill amends requirements related to notification and the provision of staff reports for distribution by US Mail. Previously, the Planning Department was required to mail out technical staff reports no less than two weeks prior to the scheduled Planning Board hearing, as well as lists of all development applications filed each month. Publishing this information online instead will allow for more timely and easy access to the information and is expected to result in substantial savings in paper, mailing, and staffing costs.

Hard copies of the technical staff reports and monthly development application lists will continue to be available in the Planning Department's Development Review Division, located on the 4th floor of the County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Copies of the documents may also be mailed for a small fee upon written request.

For more information, please visit www.pgplanning.org or contact the Planning Department at 301-952-3578.



About the Prince George’s County Planning Department

The Prince George’s Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is responsible for preserving, protecting, and managing the County’s resources through high-quality planning services and growth management guidance. Visit our website, www.pgplanning.org, to learn how you can become engaged in shaping the future of your community.


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