Council News

Posted on: June 12, 2017

COUNCIL MEMBER TURNER PREPARES TO WELCOME FOOD TRUCK HUBS TO DISTRICT 4

Council Approves Legislation Making Way for Food Truck Hubs in Bowie and Greenbelt 

 

Prince George’s County Council Member Todd M. Turner (D) – District 4, looks forward to welcoming Food Truck Hubs to the Bowie Town Center and Capital Office Park, following the adoption of CR-30-2017 and CR-31-2017 by the County Council on June 6, 2017.

Food Truck Hubs, as defined by legislation, are outdoor areas designated by the Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE) where two or more mobile units may sell freshly prepared foods, or fresh fruits and vegetables. Food Truck Hubs increase public access to healthy food options, encourage economic development and promote entrepreneurship and revitalization.

Council Member Turner, says additional Food Truck Hubs will benefit County residents, workers and aspiring entrepreneurs.

“Food truck hubs offer unique value to our community and economic development efforts. We look forward to a successful business venture with these mobile food vendors in the cities of Bowie and Greenbelt while balancing the interests of public health, safety and overall community wellbeing.”

The County Council approved the opportunity for Food Truck Hubs in 2015, however special Council authorization was required to locate a Food Truck Hub outside of the designated areas. Both the cities of Bowie and Greenbelt supported the designations at the Bowie Town Center and Capital Office Park, respectively.

The Bowie Town Center Food Truck Hub will be located at 15606 Emerald Way, and the Greenbelt Food Truck Hub will be located at Capital Office Park, 6404 Ivy Lane in Greenbelt.

As required by the legislation, Food Truck Hubs are subject to an application approval and inspection by DPIE.

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