District Council  

Pursuant to the Maryland Regional District Act, the County Council, sitting as the District Council, has the authority to review and decide zoning and land use matters for most of Prince George’s County.

Subtitle 27 of the Prince George’s County Code or Zoning Ordinance, sets forth specific procedures for filing, processing and final decision making on zoning and land use matters. Additionally, the District Council Rules of Procedure govern the process and procedure for public hearings on zoning and land use matters before the District Council.

Persons or entities that wish to, improve, build or develop land in Prince George's County must submit the appropriate zoning and land use application to the Prince George's County Planning Department. Every application follows a development review process from filing to final decision, which may vary depending on the type or complexity of application. The District Council exercises original and appellate jurisdiction over zoning and land use cases and most cases decided by the District Council are appeals from the Zoning Hearing Examiner or the Planning Board.

VIRTUAL DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS & HEARINGS



The District Council is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 and is following all recommended guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State and County Departments of Health. Pursuant to County Emergency Resolutions, including but not limited to CR-35-2020, the Council is operating under emergency procedures. Under certain circumstances, District Council meetings and hearings may be conducted virtually in accordance with District Council Rules of Procedure. Agendas are available prior to meetings and hearings. Minutes will be made available upon approval of the Council.  

SCHEDULED ORAL ARGUMENT HEARINGS: 

The listing below includes only those cases that have been scheduled for Oral Argument, Mandatory Review or Evidentiary Hearing. The listing does not include all other administrative actions on a given agenda. (Click case number to view case information. Click agenda link to view the full agenda). ONLY PERSONS OF RECORD MAY TESTIFY AT THESE HEARINGS.  Please see the hearing notice for instructions on how to sign up to testify.

  Monday, October 19, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.  
DSP-19050 Dewey Property
Located on the north side of Toledo Road, approximately 240 feet west of Adelphi Road (21.16 Acres; M-U-I / T-D-O). Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for a mixed-use building consisting of 321 multifamily dwelling units and 1,258 square feet of commercial/retail uses on proposed Parcel 5.
Oral Argument
DSP-19050-01 Dewey Property
Located on the north side of Toledo Road, approximately 240 feet west of Adelphi Road (21.16 Acres; M-U-I / T-D-O Zones). Requesting approval of an amendment to a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for a development consisting of 529 multifamily dwelling units on proposed Parcels 1, 2, and 3, as the second phase of the Dewey Property mixed-use development.
Oral Argument
DSP-19060 McDonald's Landover
Located on the north side of MD 214 (Central Avenue) at its intersection with Brightseat Road (1.17 Acres; M-U-I / D-D-O / M-I-O). Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) requests to raze the existing McDonald’s eating and drinking establishment with drive-through service and replace it with a new 4,540-square-foot McDonald’s eating and drinking establishment with drive-through service.
Oral Argument
SE-4795 Strickland Funeral Home
Located in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of MD 193 (Enterprise Road) and Belvidere Road (7.39 Acres; R-R Zone). Requesting approval of a Special Exception (SE) to construct an 11,612-square-foot Funeral Home and a 9,184-square-foot “ancillary” Reception Hall on 7.39 acres of R-R (Rural Residential) zoned land located in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Enterprise Road (MD 193) and Belvidere Road, and identified as 3800 Enterprise Road, Bowie, Maryland
Oral Argument
  Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.  
SE-4811 Contee Estate Assisted Living 
Located on the south side of Veronica Lane, approximately 200 feet southeast of its intersection with Contee Road also identified as 7111 Veronica Lane, Laurel, Maryland 20707 (1.32 Acres; R-R Zone).  Requesting approval of a Special Exception (SE) for a Congregate Living Facility to serve up to sixteen (16) residents in a 7,431-square-foot single-family detached dwelling on approximately 1.32 acres of land in the R-R (Rural Residential) Zone.
Oral Argument
DSP-04067-09 Woodmore Commons
Located at the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Ruby Lockhart Boulevard and Saint Joseph's Drive (9.34 Acres; M-X-T Zone).  Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for the development of five multifamily residential buildings, including 268 dwelling units, a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse, and surface parking.
Oral Argument
 DDS-669
Woodmore Commons 
Located at the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Ruby Lockhart Boulevard and Saint Joseph's Drive (9.34 Acres; M-X-T Zone).  Requesting approval of a Departure from Design Standards (DDS) that requests a reduction of the standard parking space size to 9 feet by 18 feet.
Oral Argument
  Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.  
SDP-1601-03  Parkside, Section 4 
Located in the north-central portion of the development, north of Central Park Drive at the terminus of Melwood Road, approximately 1,570 feet south of its intersection with Westphalia Road (96.49 Acres; R-M / M-I-O Zones).  Requesting approval of a Specific Design Plan (SDP) for a mixed retirement development (MRD) consisting of 188 single-family detached and 96 single-family attached dwelling units, for Parkside, Section 4, which is part of the larger Parkside development.
Oral Argument