FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2017
CONTACT: Anika B. Jackson, 301-952-4584
UPPER MARLBORO, MD--- After almost four years of community review, input and involvement, the Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is hosting three listening sessions to preview the revised draft of the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations presented by Clarion Associates, a nationally renowned consultant team. This multi-year project was initiated to create a modernized zoning code that is more user-friendly and aligns with the County’s vision for smart growth, economic development, and improved quality of life for Prince George’s County residents. The sessions will be held in the Northern, Central, and Southern regions of the County on the following days and locations from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m.:
October 24, 2017
Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
October 25, 2017
Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center
7120 Contee Road
Laurel, MD 20707
October 26, 2017
Prince George’s Sports and
8001 Sheriff Road
Landover, MD 20785
After over 315 community meetings with residents, stakeholders, and elected and appointed officials, the revised draft highlights key changes that provide the County with a 21st century zoning ordinance. Introduced through three-modules and amended in collaboration with County stakeholders, the revised draft includes zone consolidations, new use tables, standards for signage, lighting, and the built environment, procedures to determine adequate public facilities and for how the County should engage the community on development proposals, and provisions to address how communities are created through the subdivision process. Clarion Associates will review these changes at the upcoming community listening sessions.
Copies of the revised draft regulations is available at www.zoningpgc.pgplanning.com, and on CiviComment for public input at https://pgplanning.civicomment.org/. After the public comment period, the revised draft will be presented to the County Council for additional action and final approval. Join us for one of our three listening sessions as we work as a community to shape the County’s 21st Century Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.
About the Prince George’s County Planning Department
The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is responsible for preserving, protecting, and managing the county’s resources through high-quality planning services and growth management guidance. Visit our website, www.pgplanning.org to learn how you can become engaged in shaping the future of your community.