Port Towns Sector Plan and SMA Update
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We are currently in the pre-planning phase, doing background research, organizing stakeholder interviews, and conducting an existing conditions assessment for the area. We are also developing the plan's Goals, Concepts, and Guidelines and the Public Participation Program which details a comprehensive and transparent community engagement process. Staff is expecting to initiate the Project in Fall 2023.
This project will reexamine the Port Towns area for redevelopment possibilities based on the current zoning, market conditions, and environmental constraints. The Plan will replace the 2009 Approved Port Towns Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment to identify updated, achievable, and realistic long-term vision, goals, policies, and strategies for the area. We will also work with a multidisciplinary consulting firm to help with the planning and visioning processes. The Port Towns Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment project is an opportunity to shape the future of Port Towns. The SMA is a process that facilitates the rezoning of properties within a plan’s boundary only. Typically, this process results in a zoning change for only a few properties, and the remaining properties keep their existing zoning classification. For more information, please see the SMA FAQ page.
We are excited to collaborate with you, and we encourage you to get involved and share your ideas with us. For more information about this ongoing project and how you can be involved, please email the project team at Porttowns@ppd.mncppc.org.
Meetings and Events
Colmar Manor Visioning Event (August 11th, 2023) – The Town of Colmar Manor would like to invite you to this visioning event. They have created a giant town map (60’ x 40’) and are inviting residents to come and paint their homes. The invitation is also open to community partners who have ongoing projects in town to showcase their projects and to see how they fit into the grand scheme of things in town. The Project Team will also be there to inform the community about the Port Towns Sector Plan update.
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The Prince George’s County Planning Department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is preparing a Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) for the Port Towns. This plan will replace the 2009 Approved Port Towns Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment to identify an updated, achievable, and realistic vision, goals, policies, and strategies for the municipalities of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, and Edmonston. The Sector Plan’s recommendations are intended to support the implementation of the Plan Prince George’s 2035 Approved General Plan (Plan 2035) by guiding growth and development, along with phased infrastructure improvements, in the Port Towns.
The sector plan area is part of Planning Areas 68 and 69. The area includes properties south of the Bladensburg municipal boundary from the south side of MD 450 (Annapolis Road) to MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) (excluding the properties within the Cheverly municipal boundary) east to the Colmar Manor municipal boundary, and properties east of the Edmonston municipal boundary and north and west of the Bladensburg boundary to Carters Lane. The sector plan area is largely residential but also contains a mix of other uses, including several shopping centers, employment areas, and portions of the Northeast and Northwest Branches of the Anacostia River.
The sector plan area includes major transportation routes and commercial corridors that impact the visual character and economic viability of these inner-ring suburban communities. Bladensburg Road is a gateway to Prince George’s County from the District of Columbia, as well as a major commercial thoroughfare for the Port Towns communities. US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) and MD 201 (Kenilworth Avenue) are both prime routes for truck traffic and important commercial corridors. The sector plan boundaries include the four municipalities in Port Towns and focus on properties that will have the potential to contribute to the revitalization occurring in this area. Plan 2035 identifies Port Towns as a Neighborhood Center that is primarily lower density, residential areas. The boundaries of this Center have not been defined and will be determined through this sector plan process.
Project Boundary Map
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Here you will find information related to the Port Towns Sector Plan and the planning process in Prince George’s County. There are many resources located below that will show you what the planning team has been working on. You will be able to view project materials such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, and draft reports presented at our many community engagement events with residents and stakeholders.
Planning in Prince George’s County
The Prince George's County Planning Department is working tirelessly to create communities of choice you know and love. We want to provide our residents with all the resources they need to remain informed and a part of the process by which their communities develop and grow. Below, you will find some resources that can help you navigate the planning process and learn about current initiatives.
Previous Plans and Studies
- Plan 2035
- Prince George County 2018 Zoning Ordinance
- Approved Port Towns Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (October 2009)
- Formula 2040
- Port Towns Sustainable Communities Renewal
- Bladensburg Market Feasibility and Economic Analysis
- Town of Edmonston Economic Development Strategy
Project Team/Equipo del Proyecto:
Project Manager/Gerente de Proyecto
Email/Correo electrónico Josephine Selvakumar
Deputy Project Manager/Subgerente de Proyecto
Email/Correo electrónico Arnaldo Ruiz
Project Facilitator/Facilitador de Proyecto
Email/Correo electrónico Sarah Benton