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.