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Community MeetingsPublic participation activities commenced in December 2008 with three initial public meetings. Public meetings will continue through the duration of the plan drafting stage (until early summer 2009). The initial meetings introduced attendees to the Historic Sites and Districts Plan amendment process, and provided staff an opportunity to gather a broad range of citizen comments.
The initial community meetings were held on December 2nd at Oxon Hill Manor, on December 4th at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, and on December 6th at the Union United Methodist Church in Upper Marlboro. Participants included citizens, historic property owners, and other stakeholders with an interest in historic preservation planning in Prince George’s County. At each meeting, project staff gave an introductory presentation on the Historic Sites and Districts Plan amendment process (See project website at www.mncppc.org/preservationplan)
The staff presentation reviewed the current state of historic preservation in Prince George’s County, summarized the plan amendment process, and identified 12 historic preservation goals and associated issues that had been approved by the District Council as the basis for the plan amendment. Throughout each presentation, attendees had an opportunity to present ideas, concerns, questions, and comments on historic preservation in general, and the Historic Sites and Districts Plan amendment process, in particular. At the conclusion of the formal presentation, project staff met individually with attendees to further discuss ideas, concerns, and comments.
Community Meeting Summary