Prince George's County Planning Department

About Us

Community Planning

The Prince George’s County Planning Department’s Community Planning Division of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is responsible for preparing and processing area master plans, Sectional Map Amendments (SMAs) and community and special study area plans to provide guidance for future development and redevelopment. Community planners work with residents and community stakeholders to identify priorities for communities, create long-range plans, and identify implementation strategies. For community planners to be successful when developing a master plan it is crucial to have active citizen involvement from all aspects of a community. A successful planning process relies on strong partnerships and clear communication between residents and planning staff. The roles and responsibilities of planning staff and the community are posted below in order to further clarify how planning staff will interact with residents during the planning process. If you have any further questions about the plan or would like planning staff to provide a briefing to your community group, please contact us.

Resource Team Members

The Community Planning Division works with the support of other Prince George’s County Planning Divisions such as Development Review, Environmental, Historic Preservation, Information Management, Research, and Transportation. Working directly with staff ensures a strong technical basis for our plans on these topics.

One Commission: Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission

M-NCPPC was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1927 to develop and operate public park systems and provide land use planning for the physical development of the great majority of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and to operate the public recreation program in Prince George’s County. State of the art facilities and award winning programs have been the result.