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Legislation Initiates Land Use Recommendations in the Bowie-Mitchellville Master Plan
The Prince George’s County Council, during session on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, unanimously adopted CR-089-2022, legislation initiating a new Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) to comprehensively rezone land and implement the approved land use and development policies approved in the 2022 Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan. The SMA solely applies to properties within the 2022 Approved Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan boundary.
Council Chair Calvin S. Hawkins, II, noted the SMA as an important “next step” in the implementation of the Bowie-Mitchellville Master Plan.
“The SMA is an important next step following Council approval of the Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan and we are pleased to see the forward momentum. The Council is continuing to embrace development and land use policies that support thriving communities and help to achieve their full potential.”
The Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity SMA is the second phase of the 2022 Approved Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan. This Master Plan was approved by the County Council, sitting as the District Council on land-use matters, on March 8, 2022, with the adoption of CR-018-2022.
District 4 Council Member Todd M. Turner and District 6 Council Member Johnathan Medlock, representatives of the planning areas in the Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity SMA, commented following the adoption of CR-089-2022.
“I want to thank Planning Board staff for their commitment to this effort. These are necessary steps in the Bowie Master Plan process, which will undoubtedly set development and land use policy in the plan area for decades.”
The SMA covers the northeastern portion of Prince George’s County, approximately 59 square miles, including planning areas 71A (Bowie and Vicinity), 71B (City of Bowie), 74A (Mitchellville and Vicinity), and 74B (Collington and Vicinity) in their entirety. New zoning regulations will be applied to select properties in the plan area based on the recommendations of the Approved Master Plan.