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.

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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, March 27, 2023 @ 11:30 a.m.  
SDP-1603-03 National Capital Business Park, Parcel 11
Located on the north side of Leeland Road, approximately 3,000 feet west of its intersection with US 301 Robert Crain Highway) (26.23 Acres; LCD Zone).

Requesting approval of a Specific Design Plan (SDP) for the development of a 301,392-square-foot warehouse distribution building.
Oral Argument
  Monday, April 10,  2023 @ 10:00 a.m.  
DSP-22015 9113 Baltimore Avenue
Located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of US 1(Baltimore Avenue) and Cherokee Street (3.82 acres; LTO-E Zone).

Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan for one mixed-use building with 317 multifamily dwelling units and 3,296 square feet of ground-floor commercial retail space.
Oral Argument
  Monday, April 24, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m.  
SE-4852 Westgate Apartments
Located on the north side of Gorman Avenue (MD 198), approximately 600 feet east of its intersection with Van Dusen Road and identified as 8100-8216 Gorman Avenue, Laurel, Maryland (9.22 acres; RMF-20 Zone).

Requesting approval of a Special Exception (SE) to alter a certified Nonconforming Use (Multifamily Dwellings known as “Westgate at Laurel Apartments”).

Oral Argument