Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Portal
In 2014 the County Council began the process of updating its 50-year old Zoning Ordinance. This process involved the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission and its consultants Clarion Associates, and included over 400 outreach and stakeholder meetings, public hearings and work-sessions of the Planning Board and County Council.
NOTICE OF A RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING
THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY COUNCIL, SITTING AS THE DISTRICT COUNCIL, AND THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLANNING BOARD OF THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION WILL HOLD A VIRTUAL JOINT PUBLIC HEARING ON THE COUNTYWIDE SECTIONAL MAP AMENDMENT (CMA) FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
PUBLIC HEARING DATE/TIME:
Monday, September 13, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
PUBLIC HEARING LOCATION: Virtual Meeting/Remote Participation
You may sign up to speak or submit a comment at https://pgccouncil.us/Speak
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and certain legal requirements, the Prince George’s County Council made the decision to postpone the previously scheduled November 20, 2020 Joint Public Hearing on the CMA. On April 9, 2021, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 980 amending certain legal requirements of State law, which now allows the County Council to convene with the Planning Board to consider the proposed CMA.
Zoning Rewrite Website (Planning Board)
In 2018 the County Council utilized a robust legislative process to review the package of Zoning Ordinance Rewrite legislation and after holding multiple public hearings and committee work-sessions enacted CB-013-2018, CB-014-2018, CB-015-2018 and CB-065-2018 on October 23, 2018.
CB-013-2018 Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
The new and modern Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations provide important tools to facilitate the implementation of the Prince George’s 2035 General Plan and other County policy goals and seeks to streamline procedures, reduce obstacles to achieving the economic development goals of the County, enhance utility and user-friendliness, encourage appropriate public input into the development review process, consolidate and simplify zones and uses, and incentivize development at targeted growth locations.
INITIATION OF THE COUNTYWIDE SECTIONAL MAP AMENDMENT (CMA)
On July 23, 2019, the Prince George’s County Council authorized The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (through Council Resolution CR-27-2019) to prepare a Countywide Sectional Map Amendment “CMA” to implement the zones contained in a new Zoning Ordinance for the County adopted by the Council through Council Bill CB-13-2018 on October 23, 2018. The new Zoning Ordinance cannot be used until the new zones are applied to each property throughout the County.
- Approved Resolution: CR-27-2019
- Goals, Concepts, Guidelines, and Public Participation Program(s)
- Approved Decision Matrix (Guide to New Zones)
- Upcoming Meetings
To learn more about the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Project and the Countywide Sectional Map Amendment or to be added to the project mailing list, visit zoningpgc.plannning.com for interactive information and resources.