Subregion 5 - Prince George`s County Planning Department

Report
Preliminary Subregion 5
Master Plan and Proposed
Sectional Map Amendment
Joint Public Hearing
April 11, 2013
Council Hearing Room
Upper Marlboro
7:00 pm
His Lordship’s Kindness (Clinton)
Presentation Overview
• Background
•
Major Planning Issues and Recommendations
•
Proposed Sectional Map Amendment
•
Highlight Planning Efforts Since 2009
•
Next Steps
Master Plan and SMA Development
and Approval Process

May–Dec. 2007
Pre-planning research, listening sessions
and community workshops

Nov. 2007
Plan initiation and approval of Goals,
Concepts and Guidelines and Public
Participation Program

Jan. - Dec. 2008
Plan development/public participation

Jan. 15, 2009
Permission granted to print/release document

March 31, 2009
Joint Public Hearing

July 20, 2009
Planning Board adoption (PGCPB No. 09-109)

September 9, 2009
District Council approval (CR-61-2009)
Master Plan and SMA Development
and Approval Process

April 11, 2013
Joint Public Hearing

May – June 2013
Planning Board worksession; adoption of
Master Plan and endorsement of SMA

June to July 2013
District Council reviews the adopted plan
and endorsed SMA in a worksession. If needed,
a second public hearing is scheduled

Sept. – Nov. 2013
If needed, 2nd Joint Public Hearing is held;
worksession and approval of the Subregion 5
Master Plan and SMA
Subregion 5 Characteristics

74 square miles

Three communities:
- Accokeek
- Brandywine
- Clinton

Includes Rural Tier
and Developing Tier

Population =
approximately 54,500

6% of the total county
population
Plan Elements
Background
 Vision
 Land Use
 Environment
 Transportation
 Public Facilities
 Economic Development
 Historic Preservation
 Sectional (Zoning) Map
Amendment

State Planning Act of 1992 Visions
for Local Master Plans
• Development is concentrated in suitable areas.
• Sensitive areas are protected.
• In rural areas, growth is redirected to population
centers and resource areas are protected.
• Conservation of resources, including a reduction in
resource consumption, is practiced.
State Planning Act of 1992
Visions, continued
• Stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay and the land is a
universal ethic.
• Economic growth is encouraged and regulatory
mechanisms are streamlined.
• Adequate public facilities and infrastructure under county
control are available or planned in areas where growth is
to occur.
• Funding mechanisms are addressed to achieve these
visions.
2002 Approved Prince George’s County
General Plan (guidelines for master plans)

Encourage quality economic
development

Make efficient use of existing and
proposed county infrastructure
and investment

Enhance quality and character of
communities and neighborhoods

Preserve rural, agricultural and
scenic areas

Protect environmentally sensitive
lands
Subregion 5: Major Issues

Balance land uses and
transportation issues and address
them comprehensively

Define future land use for the MD
5 corridor, Brandywine Center
and transit nodes

Protect the environment,
particularly the Mattawoman
Creek watershed

Preserve character of the Rural
Tier and agricultural and forest
lands
Land Use Recommendations

Designate a portion of Brandywine as a growth
area with future mixed-use, transit-oriented
development

Reinforce rural character in the General Plan’s
Rural Tier policy area through the recommended
land use

Recommend a study for the historic village of
Brandywine (MD 381 and railroad tracks)
Land Use, cont.

In Clinton, recommend preparation of a future
sector plan and SMA

Limit new commercial development in Accokeek

Identify transition areas next to Rural Tier where
conservation subdivision technique is strongly
recommended
Environment

Preserve agricultural and
forest land, conserve
resources by recommending
three Priority Preservation
Areas (PPA) in the Rural Tier.
•
Pursue watershed and stream
valley protection strategies
•
Reinforce Rural Tier policy
areas
Environment

Preliminary Subregion
5 Master Plan
recommends Priority
Preservation Areas
(PPA)
•
PPA Functional Master
Plan was approved on
July 10,2012
•
State implemented
Sustainable Growth Act
Tiers, (SB-236, Nov.
20, 2012) building on
the approved PPA
Transportation Recommendations
• Construct the 2030 priority
road projects by pursuing a
variety of funding sources
• Identifies priority road
projects that will relieve
congestion along the major
arteries
• Removes the Western By-pass
Transportation, cont.

Provide for a future right-ofway alignment for Bus Rapid
Transit (BRT) or Light Rail
service on the east side of MD
5/US 301
◦ The Central Branch Avenue
Revitalization Sector Plan reinforces
this recommendation

Recommend locations for
future transit stations: 2 in
Brandywine and 1 in Clinton
Public Facilities Recommendations
•
3 new elementary schools, 2
new middle school, and 1 new
high school
•
Improve police coverage
through new/consolidated
stations in adjoining
Subregions 6 and 7
•
Relocate the Brandywine
Fire/EMS station to the
vicinity of Brandywine Road
and Dyson Road
Parks and Trails Recommendations
•
Expand stream valley parks
along the Mattawoman,
Piscataway, and Tinkers
creeks
•
Construct a community
recreation center in Cosca
Regional Park and new
community parks
•
Improve pedestrian and
bicycle connectivity
Historic Preservation
Recommendations
• Strategies to promote public
awareness and appreciation
of historic sites and resources
• Encourage use of existing
historic preservation
programs
• Promote heritage tourism and
recreation as economic
development
Subregion 5: Major Issues
(communities)
Accokeek:
•
Preserve rural areas
and enhance existing
community character
•
Define design
guidelines for
Livingston Road
•
Identify future land use for the
undeveloped properties southeast of
Livingston Road/MD 210 intersection
Subregion 5: Major Issues
(communities)
Clinton:
• Build community character
• Improve mobility and
circulation
• Resolve future land use for
Hyde Field
• Consider compatible land
use near Andrews AFB, per
AICUZ and Joint Land Use
Study
Subregion 5: Major Issues
(communities)
Brandywine:
• Designate a portion of Brandywine as
a General Plan community center and
define its boundaries
• Identify transit station locations along
MD 5/US 301
• Establish land use patterns for future
pedestrian and transit-oriented
mixed-use communities
• Brandywine Community Park
Future Land Use Map
Approved Central Branch Avenue
Revitalization Sector Plan (CBA)
• CBA was initiated
on March 15, 2011
• District Council
approved CBA on
April 2, 2013 thus
providing more
specific land use
policies and
recommendations
for future
development in the
MD 5 corridor
Portion of CBA inside Subregion 5
Sectional Map Amendment
(zoning)

Allows for master plan recommendations to be implemented

Proposes to rezone portions of Brandywine

Proposes to rezone land in the R-A Zone (2 ac. lots) and R-E
(1 acre lots) to the O-S Zone (5 ac. lots) to establish zoning
consistency throughout Rural Tier

Limits new commercial zoning in Accokeek

Recommends rezoning of the Hyde Field property from an
Industrial-Employment zone to a low-density residential
zone
Proposed Zoning
Amendments (SMA)
SMA – Notes
The Court Order reversing the approval of the SMA, retained rezoning
of land in these two instances:
• 50 acres in Brandywine, rezoned from I-1 to C-S-C through a
zoning case (A-00006, CR-11-2009); SMA (B-7) proposed to rezone
this property from I-1 to R-R
• 70 acres in Brandywine, rezoned from R-S to M-X-T through the
Council’s approval of a revisory petition; the SMA proposed to retain
the R-S Zone
Next Steps
◦ Planning Board work session to review testimony
and any recommendations or changes that need to
be made to the plan due to actions that have
occurred since 2009, including:
Priority Policy Areas
Central Branch Avenue Revitalization Sector Plan
Brandywine Revitalization and Preservation Study
Joint Land Use Study/Military Installation Overlay Zones
Errata Sheet

The public hearing record closes on April 26, 2013
Next Steps

Planning Board adopts the Master Plan and Endorses the Sectional
Map Amendment and transmits it to the District Council

District Council reviews the Planning Board’s recommendations and
either decides to hold an additional public hearing on revisions, or
approves the plan and SMA as transmitted

District Council Approves the Master Plan and Sectional Map
Amendment
Brandywine Zoning
Clinton Zoning Changes
Accokeek Zoning
E-I-A Zoned Properties, Clinton
Considerations:

Location - MD 223 and Steed
Road

527 acres

Compatibility with
surrounding land use

Needed transportation
improvements

Pending rezoning cases

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