Westphalia Central Park Implementation Committee
What is the Westphalia Central Park Implementation Committee
The mission of the Westphalia Central Park Implementation Committee was created to coordinate the development of the Westphalia Central Park, provide implementation strategies with the available park club fees, including but not limited to phasing plans, implementation schedule, public engagement, and other implementation-related responsibilities; administer the implementation progress and provide feedback to staff on outstanding implementation issues or concern; report to the County Council on the progress of the implementation; participate in monthly or bi-monthly meetings to track the implementation progress.
What is the legislative history behind the formation of the Committee?
The Prince George's County Council, sitting as the District Council, adopted Council Resolution 25-2022, on April 12, 2022, for the purpose of re-naming and expanding the membership, mission and responsibilities of the multi-agency public/private work group to implement the vision for the Westphalia Central Park.
The work of the Implementation Committee would be guided by the recommendations of the 2007 Westphalia Sector Plan to establish a multi-agency public/private workgroup, established by Council Resolution 38-2008 and extended by Council Resolution 31-2014, to implement the vision of the Westphalia Central Park, a new 150-acre central park near the Westphalia Town Center featuring a lake, a variety of active sports facilities, community event facilities, and family gathering and open space areas.
The Westphalia Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment defined long-range land use and development policies, detailed zoning policies, and community improvement proposals within the area generally defined by Ritchie-Marlboro Road to the northeast, the Capital Beltway (I-495) to the west, and Pennsylvania Avenue (MD 4) to the south, consisting of a portion of Planning Area 78, the boundaries of which are described in the Zoning Ordinance.
Westphalia Central Park Implementation Committee Structure
The Westphalia Central Park Implementation Committee is composed of eleven (11) members:
- Prince George’s County Council Member or designee
- Department of Parks & Recreation Director or Designee (Workgroup Chair)
- Prince George's County Planning Department Director or Designee
- Department of Public Works and Transportation Director or Designee
- Department of Permitting, Inspection, and Enforcement (DPIE) Director or Designee
- Department of Environment Director or designee
|Wala Blegay, Esq.||Vice Chair, Council District 6||Prince George's County Council|
|Bill Tyler||Director||Prince George's County Parks & Recreation|
|Andrew Bishop||Planner II, Placemaking Section - Community Planning Division||Prince George's County Planning Department|
|Michael Johnson||Director||Prince George's County Department of Public Works|
|Dawit Abraham||Acting Director||Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement|
|Andrea Crooms||Director||Prince George's County Department of Environment|
|Basim Kattan||Representative, Smith Home Farms||BK&A Inc.|
|Bill Shipp||Representative||Westphalia Town Center|
|Wanda Collins||County Resident||Westphalia Sector Community (4)|
|Redell Duke||County Resident||Westphalia Sector Community|
|Corryne Carter||County Resident||Westphalia Sector Community|
|Monique Willard||County Resident||Westphalia Sector Community|