Prince George's County Planning Department

January 6, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 2009



Contact:  Andrea Davey, Public Affairs Office, 301-952-4314

 THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY HISTORIC SITES AND DISTRICTS PLAN AMENDMENT PROJECT

COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN JANUARY

 The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is revising the 1992 Historic Sites and Districts Plan for Prince George’s County.  The Historic Sites and Districts Plan implements the 2002 Approved General Plan historic preservation policies by integrating historic sites and districts into the county’s development pattern, protecting historic resources through appropriate regulation and enforcement measures, and encouraging stewardship and adaptive use of historic sites and districts.  The planning process was initiated on November 18, 2008, by District Council approval of CR-102-2008.  Three initial public meetings were held in December.

 Three community meetings have been scheduled during January to discuss historic preservation issues and goals:

  • Tuesday, January 13, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Oxon Hill Manor, 6901 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745
  • Thursday, January 22, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708
  • Saturday, January 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon at the Union United Methodist Church, 14418 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

 The program will include several small discussion groups which will give the public an opportunity to have their questions and comments become part of the planning process.   M-NCPPC staff will be available to answer questions and gather community input on the proposed Plan amendment.

 For additional information, contact the M-NCPPC Historic Preservation Planning staff at 301-952-3680, HistoricPreservation@ppd.mncppc.org, or visit the project website.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission encourages the participation of persons with disabilities in all of its programs and services.  For special assistance (i.e., large print materials, assistive listening devices, sign language interpretation, etc.) call the Public Affairs Office at 301-952-4314/TTY 301-952-3796.

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