Development Projects

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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (the Commission) and the Prince George’s County Council are generally responsible for development review within Prince George's County. The City’s role in the process is advisory in nature, with a few exceptions. The Prince George’s County Council delegated authority to the City to hear and decide requests for variances and departures from the Prince George’s County Zoning Ordinance.  In addition, the City has been delegated authority over Alternative Compliance from the County’s Landscape Manual, nonconforming uses, minor revisions to special exception site plans and certain detailed site plans. Details about the County’s development review process and requirements can be found on the Planning Board website.

Download the Development Sites Outline (PDF) for a summary of active development and transportation projects in the city. This document is updated annually.

  1. Marketplace


A multi-story consolidated storage use and car wash proposal that is intended to replace the approved 225-unit apartment building on the vacant five acres behind the retail shopping center.

Project Snapshot

Existing Development: 134,992 square feet of retail uses as part of the larger shopping center (opened October 2016) and approximately five acres of vacant land located at the southern end of the shopping center remaining to be developed.

Proposal: The plan includes a 275,100 square foot consolidated storage building complex consisting of two phases - a 132,300 square foot, three-story building (Phase 1) and a 142,800 square foot, four-story building (Phase 2). In addition, a 4,575 square foot car wash building is proposed along Superior Lane. 

Location:  West side of Superior Lane, approximately 700 feet south of MD 450

Acreage/Zoning: 20 acres (approximately five acres are undeveloped)/Zoned C-G-O (Commercial General Office). Access the County's zoning ordinance here. More information on this project is here.

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