Prince George's County Planning Department

November 17, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17, 2008

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

                 MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION

TO AMEND PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY HISTORIC SITES AND DISTRICTS PLAN

COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN DECEMBER

 The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has begun the process of 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.

 Three community meetings have been scheduled during December to solicit comments on, and to identify historic preservation issues and goals:

  • Tuesday, December 2, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Oxon Hill Manor, 6901 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745
  • Thursday, December 4, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708
  • Saturday, December 6, 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 a presentation on historic preservation in Prince George’s County, and a discussion of the preliminary goals and issues to be incorporated into the amended Historic Sites and Districts Plan.  Individuals are encouraged to review the issues and to provide comments during a question and answer session.  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 our 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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