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Posted on: April 23, 2018



Legislative Process Begins for Adoption of New Zoning Ordinance


The Prince George’s County Council will conduct a Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Legislation briefing during Council session on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro, MD. Immediately following the briefing, Council Bills CB-13-2018, CB-14-2018 and CB-15-2018 are scheduled for presentation by request of the Planning Board to officially begin the legislative process of the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite.

The County Council, in partnership with the Prince George’s County Planning Department, is conducting a comprehensive update of the County’s 50-year-old Zoning Ordinance to streamline zoning laws and create a user-friendly document supporting the County’s vision for smart growth, economic development and improved quality of life for residents.

Prince George’s County Council Chair Dannielle Glaros (D) – District 3, says the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite is an important economic development tool that will stimulate growth, sustainable communities and economic vitality in the County, and the legislative process is an opportunity for residents to have a say in the future of Prince George’s County.

“As the County’s land use authority, updating the County’s zoning policies is one of the Council’s most important undertakings. We have been working with the Planning department to update the County’s 50-year-old zoning ordinance and deliver a more concise, consistent and user-friendly document. Now we are beginning the legislative process and public engagement will be critical to our success. If residents are interested in getting involved, we welcome their feedback and participation.”


Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Legislation


Zoning Hearing Examiner, Maurene Epps McNeil

Zoning and Legislative Counsel, Karen Zavakos

Communications Media Specialist, Shelby McRae


Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12:30


County Administration Building

Council Hearing Room (First Floor)

14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive

Upper Marlboro, MD 20607


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