Prince George's County Planning Department

Corridor Sectional Map Amendment

The Corridor Sectional Map Amendment Project consists of three components—legislation to amend the Zoning Ordinance, a Sectional Map Amendment (SMA), and comprehensive urban design guidelines.

This project is essential because the Zoning Ordinance will not permit an SMA for the Subregion 4 TOD Implementation Project area as it is currently written. An SMA is required to implement the Addison Road Regulating Plan per the provisions of Subtitle 27A and will be necessary should either of the two existing overlay zones need to be amended. To communicate a cohesive vision for the Central Avenue Corridor and to facilitate development, this project will also create a user-friendly summary of urban design standards and guidelines.


  • Conduct public education and outreach
  • Change the existing zoning along the corridor
  • Create legislation to amend the Zoning Ordinance
  • Initiate and draft the SMA.
  • Prepare urban design summary


Fall 2011–Fall 2012

Reports and Presentations:

Summary and Assessment of TOD Plans and Design Standards Report