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Transportation Review Guidelines: Part 1 and 2 - 2022

Title:

Transportation Review Guidelines: Part 1 and 2 - 2022

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
79

The primary purpose of the Transportation Review Guidelines Part 1 and Part 2 2022 Supplement (Supplement) is to provide the technical standards for evaluating the adequacy of transportation facilities by the Prince George’s County Planning Board according to the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations effective April 2022. It also documents processes and procedures to review development plans and area master plans. The Supplement establishes criteria by which staff and applicants with land development proposals can assess the transportation impacts related to development proposals. They also indicate how information will be presented to the Planning Board.

This document is divided into two parts. Part 1 is further organized in 10 sections. Section 1 describes the process of gathering existing data and submitting studies; it also includes a glossary of transportation terms. Section 2 summarizes study requirements for the various types of applications. Section 3 details the methodology to be used in performing the traffic study. Sections 4–6 describe the use of a system of trip credits related to design as well as off-site transit, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities. Section 7 documents transportation modeling procedures and a tier system to guide developers for implementing mitigation strategies and actions. Section 8 includes the County Council’s guidelines for mitigation actions when mitigation action does not result meeting LOS standards. Section 9 specifies several processes for reviewing plans that are not traffic impact studies. Section 10 denotes the implementation and applicability of the updated guidelines. Part 2 guides the determination of adequacy of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Brochures, Reports, and Special Studies

Westphalia Scorecard

Title:

Westphalia Scorecard

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
8
Master, Sector & Transit District Development Plan

2022 Approved Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan

Title:

2022 Approved Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Publication Date:
03/01/2022
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
364

The 2022 Approved Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan recommends directing future growth to the Plan 2035-designated Bowie Local Town Center (at the US 50/301 and MD 3 interchange) and Bowie State University MARC Campus Center, expanding economic development opportunities along MD 450 at Free State Shopping Center/Bowie Marketplace, and the Collington Local Employment Area, revitalizing Old Town Bowie, and strategically investing along US 301/MD 3, MD 450, and MD 197. The plan recommends preserving rural character and sensitive environmental features within the County’s Rural and Agricultural Area. The plan includes land use concepts and illustrative sketches for parts of Bowie Local Town Center, Bowie State University MARC Campus Center, Old Town Bowie, and Free State Shopping Center/Bowie Marketplace. The plan also includes an implementation matrix, clearly illustrating the timeline, and necessary partnerships to implement the vision for Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity over the next 25 years.

Brochures, Reports, and Special Studies

MD 704 (Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy) Streetscape Enhancement 30% Design and Engineering Report

Title:

MD 704 (Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy) Streetscape Enhancement 30% Design and Engineering Report

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Publication Date:
10/01/2019
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
36

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Planning Department, Community Planning Division has initiated a project through the Planning Assistance to Municipalities and Communities (PAMC) program to identify and design streetscape improvements along MD 704 (Martin Luther King Jr. Highway) within the limits of the City of Seat Pleasant. In 2012, the Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT-SHA) awarded a project to construct a road diet along MD 704 (Martin Luther King Jr. Highway) from Eastern Avenue/Washington, D.C. Line to Hill Road under contract number PG6995176. The MDOT-SHA project reduced the number of through lanes from three to two in each direction from Addison Road (South) to west of Hill Road. Through the limits of the lane reduction, a seven-foot-median shoulder was established with pavement markings in each direction. The PAMC project seeks to repurpose the additional marked median space and utilize available right-of-way to better accommodate all modes of transportation. This report describes the goals, history, and recommendations for the MD 704 (Martin Luther King Jr. Highway) Streetscape Enhancement project. This project was funded through the PAMC program administered by the Prince George’s County Planning Department.

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

Title:

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Publication Date:
12/01/2012
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
92

This report begins the process of providing necessary background information as the Prince George’s County Planning Department undertakes the task of updating the 2002 Prince George’s County Approved General Plan. Looking Back, Moving Forward analyzes the goals, policies, and strategies of the 2002 General Plan and measures the county’s success over the past ten years in achieving its established land use benchmarks. This report identifies county land use challenges and opportunities related to development pattern, environmental infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, public facilities, economic development, housing and community character. It also summarizes national, regional, as well as county economic and demographic trends; and starts to identify important questions about where and how the county will grow over the next 20 years.

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List of Free Blacks in Prince Georges County 1790-1860

Title:

List of Free Blacks in Prince Georges County 1790-1860

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Publication Date:
06/01/2019
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
130

This document is a compilation of free black entries in the federal censuses for Prince George’s County, Maryland from 1790 to 1860. It was prepared by The Ottery Group, Inc., as part of a contract with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Planning Department, to document the history of antebellum plantations. Entries from each census year have been tabulated; each table is unique to a particular census year. The purpose of this document is to assist researchers focusing on the historically small, but significant, free black population in the county. If used in combination with other primary historical records such as maps, land records, tax records, etc., these tables represent a useful tool for genealogical and historical research, as well as for locating the physical remnants of the lives of the free blacks across the landscape of Prince George’s County in the pre-civil war era.

Master, Sector & Transit District Development Plan

Largo-Lottsford Approved Master Plan and Adopted Sectional Map Amendment

Title:

Largo-Lottsford Approved Master Plan and Adopted Sectional Map Amendment

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Publication Date:
07/01/1990
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
220

This document contains maps and supporting text of the Approved Largo-Lottsford Master Plan Amendment as well as a description of the Adopted Sectional Map Amendment. The Plan supersedes the 1977 Largo-Lottsford Master Plan. The Plan is also an amendment to the General Plan for the Maryland-Washington Regional District within Prince George’s County, Maryland approved by the County Council in 1982. Developed by the Commission with the assistance of the Largo-Lottsford Citizens. Advisory Committee, this Plan discusses the history and existing plans of the area, and analyzes population, employment, land use and zoning characteristics. The Plan sets forth goals, objectives, concepts, recommendations and guidelines for each of the eight major elements: Circulation and Transportation; Environmental Envelope; Living Areas; Commercial Areas and Activity Centers; Employment Areas; Public Facilities; Parks, Recreation and Trails; and Historic Preservation. The planning process concentrated on a number of specific issues. Of major concern were (1) the future of undeveloped land along the east side of MD 202, (2) the balance between land use and transportation, and (3) the number and size of retail commercial areas within the Planning Area. This document also makes recommendations to implement the Master Plan during the ongoing planning and regulatory process. The Sectional Map Amendment section describes zoning changes which are designed to implement the Plans land use recommendations.

Master, Sector & Transit District Development Plan

Langley Park-College Park-Greenbelt Approved Master Plan (October 1989) and Adopted Sectional Map Amendment

Title:

Langley Park-College Park-Greenbelt Approved Master Plan (October 1989) and Adopted Sectional Map Amendment

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Publication Date:
05/01/1990
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
289

This document contains maps and supporting text of the adopted Langley Park-College Park-Greenbelt Master Plan. The Plan will supersede the 1970 College Park-Greenbelt Master Plan, the 1965 Plan for Hillandale and Vicinity, the 1963 Master Plan for Takoma Park-Langley Park and Vicinity, and the 1973 Special Treatment Area Plan for U.S. Route I, College Park. The Plan is also a proposed amendment to The General Plan for the Maryland-Washington Regional District within Prince George’s County, Maryland, approved by the County Council in 1982. Developed by the Commission with the assistance of the Langley Park-College Park-Greenbelt Citizens’ Advisory Committee, this Plan discusses the history and existing plans of the area, and analyzes population, employment, housing, land use and zoning characteristics. The Plan sets forth goals, objectives, background/basis issues, concepts, recommendations and guidelines for each of the eight major clements: Historic Preservation; Environmental Envelope; Living Areas; Housing; Commercial Areas and Activity Centers; Employment Areas; Circulation and Transportation; and Public Facilities. Protection of the area’s residential character is a prime concern. The potential for further economic development is examined, including the impact of the Metrorail Green Line service in the vicinity of the College Park and Greenbelt Metro Stations. A retail market analysis was prepared in order to assess the provision of existing retail space, and the present and future need for various types of retail uses in the Planning Area. Activity centers are proposed as focal points for social and commercial activities. This document makes specific recommendations to implement the Master Plan during the ongoing planning and regulatory process. The “Comprehensive Rezoning” Chapter proposes extensive zoning changes which are designed to implement the land use recommendations. These detailed zoning proposals will be contained within the comprehensive Sectional Map Amendment following approval of this Plan.

Brochures, Reports, and Special Studies

Langley Park Neighborhood Bicycle Boulevards

Title:

Langley Park Neighborhood Bicycle Boulevards

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Publication Date:
03/01/2021
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
42

The overarching aim of this project is to improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity to the proposed Riggs Road Purple Line station and other activity centers in the area. This report documents existing conditions, identifies issues and opportunities, and explains the next steps in the planning process. This project is supported by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s (MWCOG) Transportation Land Use Connections (TLC) Program.

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Langley Park Neighborhood Bicycle Boulevards

Title:

Langley Park Neighborhood Bicycle Boulevards

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Publication Date:
06/01/2021
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
69

The aim of this project is to improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity to the proposed Riggs Road Purple Line station and other activity centers in this area. This report documents existing conditions, identifies issues and opportunities, explains design alternatives, and documents the prioritization process used to identify the preferred design alternatives and spot improvements for the study segments. This project is supported by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s (MWCOG) Transportation Land Use Connections (TLC) Program.