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.


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.  


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, January 10, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.  
A-10051 Remand Carozza Property
Located in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue (MD 4) and Woodyard Road (60.02 Acres; R-R Zone).

Requesting approval of a Zoning Map Amendment for the rezoning of approximately 60.02 acres of R-R (Rural Residential) zoned land to the M-X-T (Mixed Use – Transportation Oriented) Zone.
Oral Argument
  Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.  
DSP-20020  Beltway Plaza-Phase 1
Located on the south side of Breezewood Drive, east of the intersection with Cherrywood Lane (53.88 Acres; M-U-I / D-D-O Zones).

Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for Phase 1 of the redevelopment of Beltway Plaza, to include 750 multifamily residential dwelling units, a hotel, recreation center, and limited streetscape improvements.
Oral Argument
  Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.  
DSP-04054-03 Bellefonte
Located on the west side of Louie Pepper Drive, approximately 200 feet north of MD 223 (Woodyard Road) (29.31 Acres; I-4 / M-I-O Zones).

Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for the development of two warehouse buildings with associated parking and infrastructure within the Military Installation Overlay (M-I-O) Zone.
Mandatory Review
  Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.  
DSP-99044-20 The Mall At Prince George's (Self Storage)
Located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of MD 410 (East West Highway) and Belcrest Road, approximately 1,600 feet west of the intersection of MD 410 and MD 500 (Queens Chapel Road), within the property known as the Mall at Prince George’s Plaza (51.03 Acres; M-U-I / T-D-O Zones).

Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for an amendment to the list of allowed uses for the subject property, per Section 27-548.09.01(b) of the Prince George’s County Zoning Ordinance, to construct 796 consolidated storage units in the basement of the existing shopping center, known as The Mall at Prince George’s Plaza.
Mandatory Review