City of College Park, Maryland

  • Planning & Economic Development

Planning

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 • FAX 301-887-0558

 

Staff

E-mail

Terry Schum, Planning Director

tschum@collegeparkmd.gov

Miriam Bader, Senior Planner

mbader@collegeparkmd.gov

Michael Stiefvater, Economic Dev. Coordinator

mstiefvater@collegeparkmd.gov

Steve Beavers, Community Development Coordinator

sbeavers@collegeparkmd.gov

Theresheia Williams, Administrative Assistant

twilliams@collegeparkmd.gov

 

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


City Hall Site Selection Public Forum - October 28, 2014
Click here for PowerPoint Presentation 

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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.

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The College Park-Riverdale Park Transit District Development Plan and
Transit District Overlay Zone were adopted by the Planning Board on Thursday,
July 17, 2014.  The Adopted College Park-Riverdale Park Transit District Development Plan consists of the preliminary plan document click here and the Prince George's County Planning Board Resolution PGCPB 04-61 click here

Click here for the City's staff report and recommendations.

To view the College Park-Riverdale Park TDDP
PowerPoint presentation prepared by M-NCPPC click here.

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Click here to view Concept Plans from the Route 1 Redevelopment Workshop for Downtown College Park prepared by
Design Collective for College Park City-University Partnership

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On May 6, 2014, the District Council approved the

Plan Prince George's 2035, the General Plan for Prince George's County

For more information, visit the Plan Prince George's 2035 website at: www.planpgc2035.com