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Subregion 7 Planning Areas

Planning Areas

PA 76A - The Heights
PA 76B - Henson Creek
PA 80 - South Potomac Sector

Project Planners

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PA 76A
Planning Area 76A is located along the District of Columbia's southern boundary. It includes all the land that is inside the Beltway, south of Suitland Parkway. Two municipalities located within the planning area are: Morningside and Forest Heights.

PA 76B and PA 80
Henson Creek-South Potomac encompasses two planning areas in the southwestern part of Prince George's County along the Potomac River. It includes the communities of Oxon Hill, Fort Washington, Tantallon, Friendly and Camp Springs. It is bounded on the north by the Capital Beltway; on the east by Andrews Air Force Base, Branch Avenue (MD 5), Meetinghouse Branch, Tinkers Creek, Steed Road, Allentown Road, Old Fort Road, and Gallahan Road; on the south by Piscataway Creek; and on the west by the Potomac River. Major north-south highways include Indian Head Highway (MD 210) and Branch Avenue (MD 5). East-west roads include Oxon Hill Road, Brinkley Road, Palmer Road and Allentown Road. Major parks include Fort Washington National Park, Henson Creek Stream Valley Park (M-NCPPC), and the Harmony Hall Regional Arts and Activities Center (M-NCPPC). The proposed National Harbor development is located in the northwestern part of this area, along the Potomac River at I-95.


PA 76A
Size of planning area: 12.4 square miles
Number of dwellings: 23,796 dwelling units (1999)
Population: 57,163 (1999)
Employment (number of employees): 15,744 (1995)

PA 76B and PA 80
Size of planning area: 32 square miles
Number of dwellings: 27,268 (1999)
Population: 73,155 (1999)
Employment (number of employees): 14,002 (1995)

Master Plan and Other Publications

PA 76A
Subregion 7 Master Plan (1981)
Subregion 7 Sectional Map Amendment (1984)
Suitland Road Corridor Study (June 1989)
St. Barnabas Road Commercial Corridor Enhancement Study (1985)
The Heights Public Forum Information Brochure, June 1996
The Heights and Vicinity Preliminary Master Plan and Proposed Sectional Map Amendment (1999)
Approved Heights and Vicinity Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (2000)* not yet in print

PA 76B and PA 80
Subregion 7 Master Plan (1981) and Sectional Map Amendment (1984)
Subregion 7 Master Plan-Henson Creek-South Potomac (1981)
Subregion 7 SMA (1984)
Broad Creek Historic District Study (1983)
Broad Creek Historic District Design Guidelines (1987)
Broad Creek Historic District-Livingston Road Streetscape Guidelines and Alternatives (1995)

Plan Updates/Amendments

PA 76A (2000-2001)
The Heights and Vicinity Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment
Approved November 21, 2000 - CR-68-2000
Subregion 7 Master Plan - Henson Creek-South Potomac - Approved October 20, 1981 CR-57-1981
Subregion 7 Sectional Map Amendment - Approved July 24, 1984 CR-100-1984

PA 76B and PA 80
None (2000-2001)