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.

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, May 24, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.  
 CSP-20002  Terrapin House
Located on the north side Hartwick Road, between Yale Avenue and US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) (0.89 Acres; M-U-I / R-55 Zones). Requesting approval of a Conceptual Site Plan (CSP) application proposes to rezone part of the property from One-Family Detached Residential (R-55) to the Mixed Use-Infill (M-U-I) Zone for a future mixed-use development to include 160 to 175 multifamily residential units and 10,000 to 15,000 square feet of commercial/retail uses.
Mandatory Review Hearing
DSP-04067-10 Woodmore Commons
Located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of MD 202 (Landover Road) and St Joseph’s Drive, on both sides of Ruby Lockhart Boulevard (10.64 Acres; M-X-T Zone). Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for development of approximately 72,000 square feet of commercial, retail, and office uses in two distinct sections on approximately 10.64 acres (“subject property”).
Oral Argument
DDS-672 Woodmore Commons
Located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of MD 202 (Landover Road) and St Joseph’s Drive, on both sides of Ruby Lockhart Boulevard (10.64 Acres; M-X-T Zone). Requesting approval of a Departure from Design Standards, for a reduction of the standard surface parking space size to 9 feet by 18 feet.
Oral Argument
  Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.  
DSP-16004 Oaklawn
Located on the east side of Allentown Road, approximately 400 feet south of the intersection of Allentown Road and Tucker Road (1.63 Acres; R-R Zone).  Requesting approval of a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) to develop three single-family detached dwelling units.