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



The Preliminary College Park-Riverdale Park Transit District Development Plan and Transit District Overlay Zone is now available for public review!  Hard copies of the preliminary plan are available at City Hall, 4500 Knox Raod, in the Planning Department.  To download an electronic version of the plan, 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 for Downtown College Park prepared by
Design Collective for College Park City-University Partnership

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Prince George's County Planning Board hearing on DSP 03098/03
Metropolitan at College Park was held on December 12, 2013
The Planning Board approved the Detailed Site Plan with conditions 
and the District Council endorsed their decision. 

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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