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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VIRTUAL DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS & HEARINGS


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.  

SCHEDULED ORAL ARGUMENT HEARINGS: 

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, September 12, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.  
CDP-0505-02 National Capital Business Park
Located south of Floral Park Road, at its intersection with St. Mary’s View Road (19.98 Acres; L-A-C Zone).

Requesting approval to amend the previously approved Comprehensive Design Plan (CDP) to remove commercial, retail, office, and multifamily uses and replace with 26 single-family attached dwelling units within the Local Activity Center (L-A-C)- Zone, known as Bailey’s Village, Preserve at Piscataway.
Oral Argument
SDP-1603-02 National Capital Business Park
Located on the north side of Leland Road, approximately 3,178 feet west of intersection of Leeland Road and southbound US 301 (Robert Crain Highway) (90.11 Acres; LCD Zone).

Requesting approval of a Specific Design Plan (SDP) for the development of a 3,428,985-square-foot warehouse / distribution facility, with on-site parking spaces and a trailer and loading area.
Oral Argument
DSP-21019 Arcland Self Storage
Located on the east side of Dangerfield Road, approximately 350 feet
south of its intersection with MD 223 (Woodyard Road) (4.56 Acres;
CGO / M-I-O Zones).

Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for the development
of a 116,283-square-foot consolidated storage facility in two buildings
within the Military Installation Overlay (M-I-O) Zone.
Oral Argument
DSP-21031 Bell Station Center, Parcel B
Located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of MD 193 (Glenn
Dale Boulevard) and Bell Station Road (8.99 Acres; CGO Zone).

Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for the development
of a 68,475-square-foot commercial shopping center.
Mandatory Review
  Monday, September 19, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.  
A-10059 Dobson Ridge (Farms)
Located south of McKendree Road and west of Timothy Branch, approximately 1400 feet west of Crain Highway. On the south, the Property runs along the north side of Mattawoman Creek to Gardner Road and expands northward, west of McKendree Village (581.06 Acres; R-A / R-E Zones).

Request approval of a Zoning Map Amendment for the rezoning of approximately 581.06 acres of R-E (Residential Estates) and R-A (Rural Agricultural ) zoned land to the R-S (Residential Suburban Development) or LCD (Legacy Comprehensive Design) Zone.
Oral Argument
A-10060 Saddle Ridge
Located on the north side of Accokeek Road and the south side of Floral Park Road, approximately one mile west of the Branch Avenue (MD 5) / Brandywine Road / Accokeek Road intersection (289.36 Acres; R-E / R-R Zones).

Requesting approval of a Zoning Map Amendment for the rezoning of approximately 289.36 acres of R-E (Residential Estates) and R-R (Rural Residential) zoned land to the R-S (Residential Suburban Development) or LCD (Legacy Comprehensive Design) Zone
Oral Argument