Prince George's County Planning Department

Urban Design Concept for Berwyn Road Commercial Area

In November 1990, Planning Assistance to Municipalities and Communities (PAMC) proposed an urban design concept for the commercial area on Berwyn Road. The proposed design concept makes suggestions for street lighting, façade improvements, ground cover, and changing residential uses to home occupation businesses. PAMC also proposed that brick pavers should be used whenever possible to define sidewalks and that parking spaces should be clearly defined to avoid erratic parking patterns. PAMC connected proposals made in the Design Concept to goals stated in the College Park US 1 Sector Plan. PAMC also made suggestions to specific business owners to improve the streetscape and attract pedestrian traffic.