Publications

General Information and Special Report

Guidelines for the Analysis of the Traffic Impact of Development Proposals

Title:

Guidelines for the Analysis of the Traffic Impact of Development Proposals

Author:

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

Publication Date:
09/01/2002
Source of Copies:

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

Number of Pages:
74

This document is the technical standard for the evaluation of the adequacy of transportation facilities by the Prince George’s County Planning Board. The Guidelines establish criteria by which staff and applicants with land development proposals can assess the traffic impact of the development proposals. They also indicate the manner in which the information will be presented to the Planning Board. A glossary of terms frequently used by transportation professionals in provided in Section 1 of these Guidelines. General information for initiating a traffic study is provided in Section 2 through 4. Section 5 provides detailed guidance on study requirements for each type of application. Section 6 through 10 describe the specific procedures required for the traffic study. Section 11 describes the procedure for Transportation Facilities Mitigation Plans. Section 12 addresses the procedure for establishment of Road Clubs. The Guidelines incorporate methods and practices which are currently being used by the Prince George’s County Planning Department’s Transportation Planning Section (TPS) staff.

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Guide to Zoning Categories

Title:

Guide to Zoning Categories

Author:

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

Publication Date:
11/01/2010
Source of Copies:

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

Number of Pages:
13

This document describes the guideline for Zoning categories.

General Information and Special Report

Minor Public Facility Amendments (Approved)

Title:

Minor Public Facility Amendments (Approved)

Author:

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

Publication Date:
06/01/2002
Source of Copies:

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

Number of Pages:
20

This document contains text and maps in support of three proposed amendments to the 1990 Approved Largo-Lottsford Master Plan, the 1993 Approved Landover and Vicinity Master Plan, and the Master Plan of Transportation. The three proposed amendments were recommendations of the MD 202 Corridor Study, which was completed in 1997 with the cooperation of citizen groups and developer representatives. The amendments specifically under consideration would include the following: (a) the conversion of the I-95/I-495/Arena Drive interchange to full-time operation; (b) the deletion of the planned MD 202/Lottsford Road interchange in favor of an at-grade intersection; and (c) the deletion of the planned I-95/I-495/Campus Way interchange in favor of retaining an overpass, with no access to the Capital Beltway, at this location. In response to the desire of citizen groups who participated in the effort, the Planning Board and the District Council have initiated a minor public facility amendment process to further study these changes. This document only addresses the three amendments under study; it does not make any recommendations concerning the zoning of property nor does it contain any recommendations concerning nontransportation planning issues. Consideration of these three proposed amendments will be the initial step toward implementing the recommendations of the MD 202 Corridor Study.

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Town of Brentwood Primary Amendment to the Boundary of Mixed-Use Town Center Zone Development Plans & Design Guidelines

Title:

Town of Brentwood Primary Amendment to the Boundary of Mixed-Use Town Center Zone Development Plans & Design Guidelines

Author:

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

Publication Date:
11/01/2000
Source of Copies:

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

Number of Pages:
100

The Development Plan, design process and guidelines containted herein establish a framework for property owners, tenants, the local municipality, County officials and staff to review proposed new development or redevelopment within the proposed Mixed Use Town Center boundary. The Development Plan accompanies the Mixed-Use Town Center zone, which was recommended to replace the existing zones within the designated boundary as part of the master planning process. The Planning Area 68 Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment were approved and adopted on May 1 7, 1994. The Mixed-Use Town Center Zone stipulates that regulations concerning the location, size and other provisions for all buildings and structures in the zone are as provided in an approved Town Center Development Plan. This document provides the following: a statement of intent, a brief introduction, description of the preplanning steps, description and illustrations of the short- and long-range development options, specific design principles and guidelines to guide development in the implementation of the development plan options, description of the local design review process, inventory of existing uses and street right-of-way widths, existing zoning and the M-U-TC Zone and use list.

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Citizen's Handbook: Planning, Zoning, and Development Review in Prince George's County

Title:

Citizen's Handbook: Planning, Zoning, and Development Review in Prince George's County

Author:

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

Publication Date:
12/01/2014
Source of Copies:

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

Number of Pages:
66

This publication is designed as a reference handbook for citizens to describe planning, zoning, and development review activities in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Much of the information is drawn directly from the County’s Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. The handbook consists of six chapters. The first chapter introduces the governmental entities involved with planning and zoning decisions and how to become involved in planning and development review. Chapter 2, Planning, describes the planning process. Chapter 3, Zoning, provides an overview of zoning procedures. Chapter 4, Development Review, describes subdivision, site plan, and permit review procedures, as well as other development regulations. Chapter 5 lists web resources, and Chapter 6 contains frequently asked questions.

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Bi-County Transitway - International Corridor Planning Study

Title:

Bi-County Transitway - International Corridor Planning Study

Author:

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

Publication Date:
12/01/2003
Source of Copies:

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

Number of Pages:
50

The Bi-County Transitway International Corridor Planning Study is a preliminary evaluation of the social, physical and economic development potential provided by the Bi-County Transitway (formerly Purple Line) in the International Corridor. The International Corridor is an area approximately one-half mile deep along University Boulevard (MD 193) from West Park Drive to the border with Montgomery County and Takoma Park. The planning study provides a demographic profile of the Corridor and summarizes a number of earlier studies and projects undertaken for this area. It provides an initial evaluation of the transit-oriented development (TOD) potential of three nodes and assesses the Corridor’s economic and physical characteristics opportunities and challenges. The study recommends the next planning actions that should be considered to advance General Plan goals for this area of Prince George’s County.

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Potomac Heritage Trail Map

Title:

Potomac Heritage Trail Map

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:
1

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Since 1975 the idea of a trail parallel to the Potomac River has been incorporated into various county trail plans and master plans. These local trail segments contribute to the idea of a continuous route between the Chesapeake Bay ‘and the Allegheny Highlands. Responding to such interest, a corridor for a Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail was designated by Congress in 1983 as an amendment to the National Trails System Act. A study of the concept in 1987 examined the feasibility of such a multiuse trail and explored potential routes in Prince George’s County, Maryland, between Piscataway Park and the District of Columbia. In 1999 a subcommittee of the Prince George’s County’s Bicycle and Trails Advisory Group (BTAG) began to explore further routes for both an on-road bicycling route and the potential for trail alignments away from traffic to serve the needs of walkers, joggers, equestrians, and cyclists.

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Senior Living Market Study Prince George's County

Title:

Senior Living Market Study Prince George's County

Author:

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

Publication Date:
09/01/2006
Source of Copies:

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

Number of Pages:
200

The Information Center of the Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission engaged the ProMatura Group, LLCto conduct an analysis of the senior housing market in Prince George’s County.

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2003 Biennial Growth Policy Update

Title:

2003 Biennial Growth Policy Update

Author:

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

Publication Date:
09/01/2003
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 2003 Biennial Growth Policy Update is a report on the implementation of the 2002 General Plan. In 2000, with the adoption of the Biennial Growth Policy Plan, Prince George’s County created this innovative instrument that helps keep policies up-to-date and implementation efforts on track. This report is the first Biennial Growth Policy Update completed since the approval of the 2000 Biennial Growth Policy Plan and the 2002 General Plan. It contains a Highlights section that is divided into five subsections—one for each of the five General Plan goals. It provides relevant trends about each goal and a discussion of recent and upcoming implementation efforts. The Findings section describes areas where positive progress has been made and where new or continuing efforts may be needed. Two appendices provide more detail on the progress in implementing all of the policies and objectives of the General Plan.