Prince George's County Planning Department

Enter the Walk Circle

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Most people are willing to walk for about ten minutes, or roughly half a mile, to access a rail transit station. Therefore, planning for transit-oriented development focuses on the area within half a mile of a station—drawn on maps as the walk circle, with the station at its center. Within the walk circle the process seeks opportunities to locate additional transit riders going to new destinations, such as jobs, shops, and housing.

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Southern Green Line Station Area Plan

The Approved Southern Green Line Station Area Plan (February 25, 2014) is currently unpublished. Until published, the approved plan consists of three documents: the 2014 Southern Green Line Station Area Preliminary Sector Plan and Proposed Sectional Map Amendment, the Planning Board amendments in Prince George's County Planning Board Resolution No. 13-98, and the District Council’s Resolution of Approval Nos. CR-9-2014 and CR-10-2014, and minor amendment CR-1-2016.

Contact Chidy Umeozulu, Planner Coordinator, at 301-952-3756.

Project Description: 

The plan aims to increase the county’s share of regional job growth; address income, jobs, and transportation inequities; increase quality, affordable housing through mixed-income projects; enhance connectivity to and between Metro stations; increase transportation options and utilization of the Metrorail Green Line for reverse commute trips; and stabilize and preserve nearby communities.

The purpose of the DDOZ is to prohibit certain uses in the entire area and additional uses near the Metro stations, as well as establish development standards and requirements for properties within one-half mile of the following Metro stations. DDOZ development standards and requirements for street design, block standards, building height, and parking are included for the Branch Avenue and Naylor Road station areas.

Project Boundary:

The project corridor surrounds four stations on the southern end of the Metro Green Line in Prince George’s County, Maryland, extending from Southern Avenue down Branch Avenue (MD 5) to the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495). The four stations within the plan area include:

  • Southern Avenue
  • Naylor Road
  • Suitland
  • Branch Avenue