West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan and SMA


News

Joint Public Hearing—July 8, 2024

The Prince George’s County Planning Board and County Council will be holding a Joint Public Hearing on Monday, July 8, 2024, at 6 PM at the Wayne K. Curry Administration Building (1301 McCormick Drive, Largo) to hear public testimony regarding the second Staff Draft of the West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (SMA). For information on how to provide testimony, please visit https://pgccouncil.us/Speak.

Staff Draft Sector Plan and Proposed Sectional Map Amendment Released

On May 2, 2024, the Prince George’s County Planning Board voted to publicly release the second Staff Draft of the West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (SMA). The sector plan and SMA are available for review at https://pgplan.org/WHQCStaffDraft.

Queens Chapel Manor Community Meeting —February 27, 2024

Join Prince George’s County Planning Department staff on Tuesday, February 27 to learn about the upcoming Staff Draft West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan and SMA’s recommendations for new housing opportunities in the Queens Chapel Manor neighborhood. The meeting will be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (5901 36th Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20782) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Visit here to register.

Remand of the Staff Draft Sector Plan and Proposed Sectional Map Amendment (SMA)

On December 15, 2022, the Prince George’s County Planning Board remanded the Staff Draft West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan and the Proposed Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) back to the Planning Department for further evaluation. See the Planning Department’s Staff Analysis and Recommendations for more information about the issues necessitating this action. Once these issues have been resolved, the Staff Draft Sector Plan and Proposed SMA will be re-released to the public for review and comment, and another Joint Public Hearing held. Stay tuned to this website for more information!

Joint Public Hearing

Thank you for joining our Joint Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, to seek public testimony concerning the Staff Draft West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan and Proposed Sectional Map Amendment (SMA). The record of public hearing testimony closed on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. The Prince George’s County Planning Department staff will analyze the public testimony and present their analysis and recommendations to the Prince George’s County Planning Board during an upcoming work session in December.

Public Release of the Staff Draft West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan and Proposed Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) for Public Review

On July 28, 2022, the Prince George’s County Planning Board released the Staff Draft West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan and the Proposed Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) for public review.

Demystifying the SMA

Thank you to those who joined us for the Virtual Info Session about the West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Did you miss the meeting? You can still view and share at any time here.

Initiation of concurrent SMA

On January 18, 2022, the Prince George’s County Council, sitting as the District Council, initiated a sectional map amendment to be conducted concurrently with the West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan. A sectional map amendment (SMA) is a comprehensive rezoning process that implements sector plan recommendations and results in a new zoning map for the sector plan area only. Typically, this process results in a zoning change for only a few of the properties in the subject area and the remaining properties are left in their previous zones. The sector plan process has been underway since the fall of 2020, and a concurrent SMA will facilitate the efficient implementation of rezoning recommendations in the sector plan at the same time as plan approval in 2023. For more information, please see the SMA FAQ page.

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Virtual Townhall

Please visit and peruse our Virtual Townhall. Use the arrows or your mouse to move around the frame and zoom in and out. For a full-screen version, please visit http://www.aecomviz.com/WHQC360.

WHQC Sector Plan Video

Check out our project team members as they talk about the plan for the West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel area!

Recent Activities


Planning staff participated in PARK(ing) Day and Summer Jam in the City of Hyattsville on Friday, September 16, 2022, on Hamilton Street in front of Queens Chapel Town Center and at Hyatt Park. Staff shared info and answered questions about the Staff Draft West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan and Proposed Sectional Map Amendment (SMA).

The Growth Concepts Showcase launched on September 2, 2021 and the survey was open until September 27, 2021. The virtual town hall that hosts the showcase received 480 views during this time.

The planning team hosted its first Facebook Live on September 20, 2021 promoting the Growth Concepts Showcase and the Virtual Townhall. 

The draft vision and goals for the sector plan were posted online for public comment from July 23 – August 6, 2021. This draft was created as a result of input received from the public during the visioning workshop and from the visioning survey.

Interactive Mapping Tool: From March 8 – April 5, 2021, the interactive mapping tool was open for public input. Check out the results!

Overview

The West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan will be a guiding document developed through a multi-year process of public engagement to address future development in the communities in and around the West Hyattsville Metro Station, an area designated as a Local Transit Center in Plan Prince George’s 2035. This plan will replace in its entirety the 2006 Approved Transit District Development Plan for the West Hyattsville Transit District Overlay Zone, and it will supersede (within the project boundaries) the 1994 Approved Master Plan for Planning Area 68 and the 2004 Approved Sector Plan for the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District. It will reflect the vision and goals contained in Plan 2035, including focusing new development in designated centers and preserving existing neighborhoods. This new sector plan will examine the area’s existing conditions, issues and opportunities identified by community members and other stakeholders, and market potential; and develop a vision and goals for future growth and preservation, along with specific and focused policies and strategies to achieve those goals.

A sectional map amendment (SMA) is being conducted concurrently with this plan.

Resources

Welcome to our Resources Center!

Here, you will find information related to the West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan and the planning process in Prince George’s County. Some resources below will show you what the planning team has been working on. 

Resources

The planning team for the West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan has hosted numerous community engagement events to present project information and to engage with and gather input from residents and stakeholders. You can view project materials, videos, and event presentations below.

Planning in Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s County Planning Department is working tirelessly to create the communities of choice you know and love. We want to provide our residents with all of the resources they need to remain informed and a part of the process for how their communities develop and grow. Below you will find some resources that can help you navigate the planning process and learn about current initiatives.

Previous Plans

The West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan will replace the 2006 Approved Transit District Development Plan for the West Hyattsville Transit District Overlay Zone. You can view that plan here to see previous recommendations for the area.