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Ongoing Plans and Projects

Community Plans

Development Review Plans

  • responsible for assisting customers to comply with the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations through managed review processes. This process implements the land use plans and policies established by the County.

Environmental Plans and Projects

Historic Preservation Plans

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Transportation Plans

  • Transportation planning activities include the update of the 2009 Approved Countywide Master Plan of Transportation (MPOT).
  • It includes recommendations and implementation strategies for trails, bikeways, and pedestrian mobility; fixed guideway transit; streets, roads and highways; and implementation of the master plan. A number of planning studies will follow approval of the MPOT, including a recently concluded study of alternatives to conventional, adequate public facility procedures and methodologies. These alternatives might be more appropriate in determining the best "fit" for a multimodal transportation network that will attract and support quality transit-oriented development at general plan centers and selected general plan corridor nodes in Prince George's County.
  • Ongoing activities include monitoring how the MPOT is being implemented to ensure consistency with the approved growth and development guidelines for Prince George's County in the 2002 Prince George's County Approved General Plan. The Transportation Planning Section will also conduct corridor and other functional planning studies for the Purple Line as well as preliminary project planning for future Purple Line extensions beyond the interim terminal at New Carrollton. Other activities include coordinating Planning Department work with the Bicycle and Trails Advisory Group (BTAG). BTAG helped to formulate MPOT recommendations on the nonmotorized modes of the master plan. 

Special Projects and Studies

  • Special projects and studies include ongoing activities such as the adoption and approval of the Water Resources Master Plan, which establishes policies and strategies for protecting the supply of quality drinking water, managing wastewater, and improving stormwater management practices.
  • The Priority Preservation Area (PPA) Functional Master Plan, which was initiated in June 2010,  will identify agricultural and natural resource lands that are targeted for preservation, primarily in the Rural Tier, as well as recommend goals, policies, and strategies for preserving those lands. The aim is to preserve farmland and enhance the economic viability of farm and forest enterprises.