Prince George's County Planning Department

Largo TC 

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is the purpose of this project?

Answer: The Largo Town Center Sector Plan will amend parts of the 2004 Approved Sector Plan Amendment and Sectional Map Amendment for the Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center Metro Areas; the 1990 Largo-Lottsford Approved Master Plan Amendment and Adopted Sectional Map Amendment, (Planning Area 73); and the 2002 Approved Prince George's County General Plan. The sector plan will re-evaluate the approved land use intensities in the 2004 Approved Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment for the Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center Metro Areas and its compatibility with the 2002 General Plan's recommendations for tiers and growth centers. The goals of the plan are to promote transit-oriented development (TOD) at the Largo Town Center Station, encourage quality economic development and redevelopment, provide diverse housing opportunities, preserve and protect environmentally sensitive land, and make efficient use of existing and proposed county infrastructure and investment.


 

Question: What will be included in the project?

Answer: The Largo Town Center area is bounded by the Capital Beltway (I-95/I495), Landover Road (MD 202), the southwest boundary of the Woodview Village subdivision, Campus Way North, Lake Arbor Way, Landover Road (from Lake Arbor Way south), and Central Avenue (MD 214).



Question: What is a sector plan?

Answer: A sector plan applies policies of the Prince George's County Approved General Plan to a defined community within Prince George's County. A sector plan looks at this smaller area in more detail, examiniing issues, challenges, and opportunities within the area and understanding how the area relates to larger countywide and regional systems. A sector plan develops policies and strategies to address particular plan area conditions and includes a framework to guide future (re)development in the plan area. This framework usually includes specific land use, transportation, public facilities, urban design recommendations, and implementation strategies.



Question: Will the study change zoning?

Answer: Rezoning will be considered as part of the sector plan and sectional map amendment in order to promote TOD at the Metro station and encourage quality economic development. This does not mean that your property is necessarily going to be rezoned. Further study will be required before rezoning recommendations are formulated.

To provide input on this important tool, please join us at community meetings or contact us to voice your opinion.



Question: What will  the plan not do?

Answer: The sector plan will not:

  • Prevent owners or tenants from continuing an existing legal business or land use
  • Force owners to improve or sell their property
  • Prevent property owners from selling their property


Question: How can I participate?

Answer: There are a variety of ways to participate in this project, including:

  • Participating in community meetings, workshops, and charrettes. The American Planning Association defines a charrette as "a public design workshop in which designers, property owners, developers, public officials, environmentalists, citizens, and other persons or groups of people work in harmony to achieve an agreeable [project]."  They are commonly used to help envision the impact of future development in the county's more urban and suburban communities.
  • Providing input via the project web site, phone, e-mail, or regular mail.
  • Attending civic association meetings when project updates are provided.


Question: Where can I get more information about this project?

Answer: Call William Washburn, Project Manager, Prince George's County Planning Department at 301-952-4225, or e-mail at William.Washburn@ppd.mncppc.org.

You can also ask to receive periodic project updates by providing your e-mail address.