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, March 22, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.  
DSP-19045 Reconsideration   Royal Farms Greenbelt (Reconsideration)
Located on the north side of MD 193 (Greenbelt Road), approximately 635 feet east of its intersection with Walker Drive (4.07 Acres; C-O Zone).   Requested approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for the development of a 4,649-square-foot food and beverage store, a gas station, and a separate 4,368-square-foot commercial building.
Oral Argument
SDP-1803 Remand 7-Eleven at Brandywine Village (Remand)
Located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Chadds Ford Drive and US 301 (Robert Crain Highway) (1.14 Acres; L-A-C Zone).   Requesting approval of a Specific Design Plan (SDP) for a 3,062-square-foot food and beverage store and a gas station in the Local Activity Center (L-A-C) Zone.
Oral Argument
  Monday, March 29, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.  
A-10020-C-01 Woodmore Overlook Commercial
Located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Landover Road (MD 202) and Lottsford Road (18.33 Acres; M-X-T Zone).  Requesting approval of a Zoning Map Amendment for the amendment of all conditions of approval specifically related to transportation improvements set forth in Conditions 5.a and 5.b; 6; 7; and 8 imposed by the District Council upon its adoption of Zoning Ordinance 6-2010, which rezoned the subject property from the I-3 (Planned Industrial/Employment Park) Zone to the M-X-T (Mixed Use-Transportation Oriented) Zone.
Oral Argument
DSP-19062 Westphalia Town Center North
Located at the intersection of MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) and Melwood Road, approximately 800 feet north of Woodyard Road (88.06 Acres; Zones M-X-T / M-I-O). Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for construction of 34 single-family detached dwelling units and 605 single-family attached (townhouse) dwelling units, including 133 on condominium parcels and 472 on fee-simple lots.
Oral Argument
 CSP-07004-01 Westphalia Center (Amended)
Located on the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue (MD 4), west of Melwood Road, and east of the interchange of Suitland Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue (530 Acres; M-X-T Zone).  Requesting approval of a Conceptual Site Plan (CSP) revises Conditions 15, 16, 24, and 25 regarding the special-purpose detailed site plan, and Conditions 30 and 31 regarding phasing and the restriction on development of attached dwelling units. These changes will allow the development of the Moore Property to proceed prior to other portions of Westphalia. Development on the Moore Property would be a maximum of 505 attached dwelling units, 135 multifamily units, and 3,000 square feet of community/retail land use.
Oral Argument
  Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.  
Located on the west side of MD 210 (Indian Head Highway), in the southwest quadrant of its intersection with MD 375 (Livingston Road) (2.94 Acres; C-S-C Zone).  Requesting approval of a Special Exception (SE) to use approximately 2.94 acres of land, in the C-S-C (Commercial Shopping Center) Zone, for a Gas Station with an associated Food or Beverage Store.
Oral Argument
ROW Royal Farms ROW Royal Farms #220 (Accokeek) (Remand)
Located on the west side of MD 210 (Indian Head Highway), in the southwest quadrant of its intersection with MD 375 (Livingston Road) (2.94 Acres; C-S-C Zone).  Requesting approval of a application to Authorize the Issuance of Building Permits for Structures Within a Proposed Right-of-Way (ROW) for two (2) pylon signs, 22 parking spaces, free air station, five (5) multi dispenser gasoline pumps with canopy, large vehicle parking areas, all of the required landscaping, and a stormwater management facility, all within the proposed rights-of-way for F-11 and C-525.
Oral Argument