City of College Park, Maryland

  • Planning & Economic Development


Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development

The Planning Department is located on the lower level of City Hall
4500 Knox Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-3390
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (except City Holidays).

Telephone (240)-487-3538



Terry Schum, Planning Director

Miriam Bader, Senior Planner

Kacy Rohn, Community Development Coordinator

Ryan Chelton, Economic Development Coordinator

Theresheia Williams, Executive Assistant

This department is organized into three functional areas – planning and zoning, community development, and economic development.  The planning program involves the preparation of local plans, as needed, and the coordination of planning efforts with other agencies including the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission  (M-NCPPC), the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and the University of Maryland.  Planning staff review and provide recommendations to the City Council on plans, projects, and development applications within the city and vicinity.  The Advisory Planning Commission (APC) is supported by the Planning Department and holds public hearings on applications for zoning appeals and departures.  The department also applies for and administers funding from local, state and federal sources to enhance the city as a place to live, work and visit.  The economic development program is focused on revitalizing the city’s commercial districts and providing assistance for business retention, expansion and recruitment.

Current Events & Announcements

Rhode Island Avenue Protected Bike Lanes

Council Meeting Slides May 15, 2018

30% Design Drawings May 9, 2018

Roll Plan Part 1       Roll Plan Part 2

Public Meeting #2 Slides - May 9, 2018

Public Meeting Slides - Feb, 2018 

Conceptual Plan - Feb, 2018

Typical Sections - Feb, 2018

Buffer Materials Exhibit - Feb, 2018


Hollywood Commercial District Streetscape Revitalization

30% Design Final Report - August, 2017

30% Design Plans - (85MB)

Meeting Presentation - April, 2017


The Prince George's County Planning Department is conducting a comprehensive rewrite of the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. This project will transform the current zoning code to a more user-friendly 21st Century Zoning Ordinance for Prince George's County. Over the next few months, your participation in this transformation is critical. Take action TODAY and learn more about how you can help shape the future of development in Prince George's County.  

Click here for more information and dates for upcoming listening sessions.