Prince George's County Planning Department

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Why This Plan?

The MD 202 Corridor is an important transportation route in the county that links the District of Columbia to the Capital Beltway and the county seat in Upper Marlboro. FedEx Field, Prince George’s Hospital, and Woodmore Town Center are served by this important transportation artery. Over the last two years, the 2009 Approved Landover Gateway Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment and 2009 Approved Port Towns Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment have been approved by the Planning Board and the District Council. Both of these plans have made land use and transportation recommendations for improvements to the portions of the MD 202 Corridor within their respective plan boundaries.

However, these improvements do not take into consideration the three-mile central portion of
the corridor between the two plans, which has not been studied in nearly 20 years, since the 1994
Bladensburg, New Carrollton and Vicinity (PA 69) Approved Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment.

MD 202

In recent years, there has been an emphasis with transportation planning on creating “complete
streets.” Complete streets are roadways designed to enable safe, attractive, and comfortable access and travel for users of all ages and abilities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transit users. One of the main purposes of the Landover Metro Area and MD 202 Corridor Sector Plan is to ensure that the new plan, together with the two approved plans for the corridor, defines short- and long-range transportation, pedestrian safety, and streetscape improvements that will provide continuity and enhancements within the corridor for all users.

Additionally, the land use recommendations found in the 2010 Approved Subregion 4 Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment emphasize transit-oriented development. An important focus of the new plan will build upon these recommendations in order to specifically determine the highest and best future use for the properties adjacent to the Landover Metro Station.