Piscataway Village Rural Conservation Study Part II: Village Design Guidelines

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Piscataway Village Rural Conservation Study Part II: Village Design Guidelines

Title:

Piscataway Village Rural Conservation Study Part II: Village Design Guidelines

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:
88

This report is the second part of a multiyear study of the rural village of Piscataway. The first part, published in 1991, documented the history of the village, defined its unique character, and proposed design concepts and methods to protect its rural and historic qualities. The purpose of this report is to provide detailed design guidelines to assist the residents of the community in protecting the character of the village. The study was begun in late 1991, and completed in February 1995. This report, as well as the earlier study, was requested by the Historic Preservation Group of the Piscataway Citizens’ Association. The historic Village of Piscataway is located in the southwest portion of Prince George’s County, on Floral Park Road between Livingston Road and Piscataway Road. Of the remaining buildings, the earliest date from the mid-eighteenth century and the most recent from the first half of the twentieth century, all of which retain their significant architectural detail. This report is divided into four primary sections: Background, Historic Preservation in Piscataway, Village Design Guidelines and Conclusions. The report includes a summary of the historical development of Piscataway, an analysis of the village’s existing character, and an overview of existing development regulations and recent development proposals. It also includes an examination of existing preservation regulations affecting the village, as well as a building-by-building review of the village’s historic resources. Design Guidelines are provided for general maintenance, rehabilitation, additions, site improvements, new construction and streetscape improvements. The report concludes with a list of additional measures for protecting the character of Piscataway. The report is supplemented with photographs, maps and illustrations.