Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan

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2nd Joint Public Hearing Scheduled 

The Council directed staff to draft a resolution to hold a 2nd Joint Public Hearing for 16 proposed amendments. The proposed amendments can be reviewed in Council Resolution CR-084-2023. The 2nd Joint Public Hearing date is scheduled for February 13, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. 

The Prince George’s County Council will meet in-person. To register to speak or submit comments or written testimony please use the Council’s eComment portal at: https://pgccouncil.us/Speak. For those unable to use the portal, comments/written correspondence may be emailed to: clerkofthecouncil@co.pg.md.us or faxed to 301-952-5178. Written comments may be submitted through the close of business on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, when the record of public hearing testimony will close. 

Registration should be completed by 3:00 p.m. on the day BEFORE the meeting. Testimony and comments will not be accepted via social media or by telephone/voice mail message

District Council Work Sessions Complete

The District Council held a series of work sessions on the Endorsed Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Sectional Map Amendment on July 11, 2023, September 12, 2023, and September 26, 2023. The analysis of testimony transmitted from the Planning Board to the District Council can be reviewed here

Planning Board Work Session and Endorsement Complete

The Planning Board held a work session on the Proposed Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Sectional Map Amendment June 22, 2023. The work session reviewed the testimony received at the Joint Public Hearing. A Planning Board endorsed the Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Sectional Map Amendment with staff’s recommended changes. 

The 2023 Endorsed Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) has been published and is available online for download or viewing. The endorsed SMA must be reviewed in conjunction with Resolution PGCPB 2023-68 and the Errata Sheet, which makes edits and corrections to the SMA document. The two documents are attached to the end of the document. 

Joint Public Hearing Complete

The Joint Public Hearing on the proposed Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Sectional Map Amendment was completed on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. The staff presentation from the Joint Public Hearing can be reviewed here. The hearing can be watched here

Initiated Sectional Map Amendment (SMA)

The District Council initiated the Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) on July 12, 2022. The Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity SMA is the second phase of the 2022 Approved Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan, approved on March 8, 2022, that will apply the recommended zones specified in the Comprehensive Zoning Chapter of the master plan to properties in the plan area.

Master Plan Published

The District Council approved the master plan on March 8, 2022. The approved plan has been published and is available online for download or viewing.

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Project Description

Sectional Map Amendment

The Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) is the second phase of the 2022 Approved Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan that will apply the recommended zones specified in the Comprehensive Zoning Chapter of the master plan to properties in the plan area. This SMA covers the northeastern portion of Prince George’s County, approximately 59 square miles, including planning areas 71A (Bowie and Vicinity), 71B (City of Bowie), 74A (Mitchellville and Vicinity), and 74B (Collington and Vicinity) in their entirety. The SMA will apply the new zoning regulations to select properties in the plan area based on the recommendations of the approved master plan. 

Master Plan

The 2022 Approved Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan is a guiding document formulated through public engagement to address future development in the City of Bowie and surrounding communities. This plan replaces the 2010 Approved Bowie State MARC Station Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment, and the 2006 Approved Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment for Bowie and Vicinity, and is based on Plan Prince George’s 2035. The document carefully examines existing conditions and issues, and revisits the vision for the area. The plan also considers new strategies for future development and any associated land use and transportation issues.

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Kierre McCune

Planning Supervisor, Master Plans and Studies Section

Thomas Lester

Planner IV, Master Plans and Studies Section