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Mixed Use and Planned Community

M-X-C: Mixed Use Community - Provides for a comprehensively planned community with a balanced
mix of residential, commercial, light manufacturing, recreational and public uses; includes a multistep review process to assure compatibility of proposed land uses with existing and proposed surrounding land uses, public facilities and public services; mandates that each development include residential uses, community use areas, neighborhood centers and an integrated public street system with a variety of street standards.


Minimum tract size - 750 gross acres
Lot size and dwelling types - No Restrictions
Maximum dwelling units per gross acre - 2
Maximum floor area ratio for
commercial uses - 0.4


M-X-T: Mixed Use - Transportation Oriented - Provides for a variety of residential, commercial, and
employment uses; mandates at least two out of the following three use categories: (1) Retail businesses; (2) Office/ Research/Industrial; (3) Dwellings, hotel/motel; encourages a 24-hour functional environment; must be located near a major intersection or a major transit stop or station and will provide adequate transportation facilities for the anticipated traffic or at a location for which the applicable Master Plan recommends mixed uses similar to those permitted in the M-X-T Zone.


Lot size and dwelling types - No Restrictions
Maximum floor area ratio - 0.4 without optional method;
- 8.0 with optional method (provision of amenities)


M-U-TC: Mixed-Use Town Center - Provides for a mix of commercial and limited residential uses which establish a safe, vibrant, 24-hour environment; designed to promote appropriate redevelopment of, and the preservation and adaptive reuse of selected buildings in, older commercial areas; establishes a flexible regulatory framework, based on community input, to encourage compatible development and redevelopment; mandates approval of a Development Plan at the time of zoning approval, that includes minimum and maximum Development Standards and Guidelines,
in both written and graphic form, to guide and promote local revitalization efforts; provides for
legally existing buildings to be expanded or altered, and existing uses for which valid permits
have been issued to be considered permitted uses, and eliminating nonconforming building and
use regulations for same.


M-U-I: Mixed-Use Infill - Promotes Smart Growth principles by encouraging the efficient use of land,
public facilities and services in areas that are substantially developed. These regulations are
intended to create community environments enhanced by a mix of residential, commercial,  ecreational, open space, employment and institutional uses in accordance with approved plans.
The infill zone may only be approved for property located in a Transit District Overlay Zone or a
Development District Overlay Zone.


R-P-C: Planned Community - Provides for a combination of uses permitted in all zones, to promote a
large-scale community development with a full range of dwellings providing living space for a
minimum of 500 families; encourages recreational, commercial, institutional, and employment
facilities within the planned community; requires conformance with an Official Plan identifying
zoning subcategories, that has been adopted by the Planning Board following approval of a Final
Plan by the District Council at the time of rezoning, and for certain R-P-C Zones, approval of a
Detailed Site Plan prior to development.


Lot size and dwelling types - Varied
Maximum dwelling units
per gross acre - 8

R-M-H: Planned Mobile Home Community - Provides for suitable sites for planned mobile home
communities, including residences and related recreational, commercial, and service facilities,
subject to Detailed Site Plan approval.


Minimum lot size - 4,000 sq. ft.
Maximum mobile homes per acre - 7


UC-1: Metropolitan Urban Center District – mandates high intensity, transit-oriented, mixed-use development in General Plan-designated metropolitan centers. These centers are intended for a large-scale mix of uses comprised of multiple Urban Neighborhoods, and are to be the most intense and least auto-dependent areas in Prince George’s County. The Metropolitan Urban Center District is best described as a “downtown” district in ultimate built character. Because of the access to regional fixed-guideway transit systems and the scale of these centers, they are to be primary targets for employment, major educational complexes, and high-intensity commercial uses in the county. The UC Zone may only be approved for property subject to Subtitle 27A of the county code.
UC-2: Regional Urban Center District – mandates moderately-scaled mixed-use, transit-oriented development generally consisting of two or more Urban Neighborhoods in a town center setting. Regionally marketed commercial and retail centers, office and employment areas, and recreational complexes primarily serving Prince George’s County are appropriate uses. High-density residential development should also be included. The UC Zone may only be approved for property subject to Subtitle 27A of the county code.


UC-3: Community Urban Center District – mandates a small- to moderate-intensity mix of uses
typically developed as a neighborhood “main street” with an adjacent Urban Neighborhood.
Intended for the least intensive of the General Plan centers, this district shall generally provide a mix of residential and business development to complement and serve existing adjacent neighborhoods. Development may include higher intensity residential and non-residential mixed uses at appropriate locations along key transportation routes. The UC Zone may only be approved for property subject to Subtitle 27A of the county code.


UC-4: Urban Corridor Node – promotes concentrated urban mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development with a limited, walkable size at designated locations along General Plan corridors. This district shall generally provide a mix of uses that are smaller in scale to complement and serve existing adjacent neighborhoods. Development may include limited higher intensity residential and non-residential mixed uses at appropriate locations along key transportation routes. Compatibility with existing neighborhoods is essential. The UC Zone may only be approved for property subject to Subtitle 27A of the county code.