Melwood-Westphalia Approved Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment

Master, Sector & Transit District Development Plan

Melwood-Westphalia Approved Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment

Title:

Melwood-Westphalia Approved Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment

Author:

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

Publication Date:
03/01/1994
Source of Copies:

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

Number of Pages:
234

This document contains maps and supporting text of the Approved Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment for Melwood- Westphalia (planning Areas 77 and 78). The Plan supersedes that part of the 1973 Subregion VI Master Plan and the 1980 Melwood Special Treatment Area Plan. The Plan is an amendment to The General Plan for the Maryland-Washington Regional District within Prince George’s County, Maryland, approved by the District Council in 1982; the 1982 Master Plan of Transportation, the 1983 Functional Master Plan for Public School Sites; the 1990 Public Safety Master Plan; the 1975 Countywide Trails Plan and the 1985 Equestrian Addendum. Developed by the Commission with the assistance of the Melwood-Westphalia Citizens’ Advisory Committee, this Plan contains information on existing plans of the area, existing land use and zoning characteristics, and the history. Goals, objectives, background/basic issues, concepts, recommendations and guidelines for the nine major chapters set forth are: Historic Preservation, Environmental Envelope, Sand and Gravel, Residential Areas, Commercial Areas and Activity Centers, Employment Areas, Impact of AAFB, Circulation and Transportation, and Public Facilities. Major recommendations are preservation of natural assets as part of the development process; extraction of sand and gravel deposits with appropriate reclamation prior to permanent development; preservation of historic resources; development of a planned community; protection of established residential communities; expansion of employment areas; provision of an efficient transportation system; provision of _ adequate park system and other public facilities to meet local needs; and recommendations to amend or enact regulations to achieve land use compatibility with Andrews Air Force Base. The Sectional Map Amendment includes the approved zoning changes which are designed to implement the Plan’s land use recommendations.