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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.
Southern Green Line Station Area Plan
- Council has proposed a Development District Overlay Zone (DDOZ) for the entire Southern Green Line sector plan boundary. 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: Southern Avenue, Naylor Road, Suitland and Branch Avenue. The proposed DDOZ prohibits the following businesses area-wide: adult entertainment, check cashing, liquor stores, pawnshops, nail salons, beauty supply and accessories stores, banquet halls, and tattoo parlors. In addition, the DDOZ prohibits the following uses within one-half mile of the Southern Avenue, Naylor Road and Suitland Metro stations: cemeteries, vehicle sales and services, wholesale trade and warehouse businesses, amusement parks, secondhand businesses and industrial equipment sales. DDOZ development standards and requirements for street design, block standards, building height, and parking affect the Southern Avenue and Naylor Road station areas only.
The DDOZ also prohibits the following uses within one-half mile of the Branch Avenue Metro Station: adult entertainment; check cashing; pawnshops or pawn dealers; cemeteries; vehicle and vehicular equipment sales and services (including gas stations, car washes, towing services, RV mobile home sales, and boats sales); wholesale trade, warehouse and distribution, storage (including self-service storage, mini-storage, and storage or salvage yards); amusement parks; sale, rental, repair of industrial or heavy equipment; secondhand businesses; nail salons and similar uses, beauty supply and accessories stores; banquet halls; and tattoo parlors. Additionally, the DDOZ establishes unique standards and requirements for properties within one-half mile of the Branch Avenue Metro Station.
Green Line in the news!
Click on link below to see News 4 coverage on the Southern Green Line project:
- News 4: "Neighbors Weigh in on Prince George's Development" By Tracee Wilkins January 30, 2013