Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan
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Playbook of Strategies
Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020 as we present the Playbook of Strategies for the ongoing BMVMP. Become acquainted with strategies to help meet the challenges and opportunities in the plan area. Register at http://ow.ly/ephM50BZYUf.
Draft Existing Conditions Report Public Comment Window Now Closed!
The Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan Draft Existing Conditions Report public comment window is now closed! The Prince George’s County Planning Department greatly appreciates your feedback and comments received and they will be reviewed and considered during the drafting of the master plan. Our next step is to present a Playbook of Design Strategies which will include urban design schemes to help meet the challenges and opportunities at several key nodes in the plan area. This includes a broad range of recommendations to help address the most pressing issues for each area.
Focus Area Tour: Bowie Town Center
Understanding the role of urban planning within Bowie-Mitchellville & Vicinity requires extensive examination. As we plan for great places, we must take a closer look at the challenges of different places in the plan area, like the Bowie Town Center. Let's envision together how we can strengthen this area's appeal as a destination where people can shop, eat, and play.
Community Chat Series
- Thanks to everyone who attended the community chat series to discuss the eight key planning elementshighlighted in the upcoming master plan. Visit our Community Chat Series web page for more details.
Draft Existing Conditions Report Overview
Draft Existing Conditions Report Presentation: On September 16, 2020, the project team and consultants held the Draft Existing Conditions Report Presentation for the Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan.
Virtual Kickoff Meeting: On June 13, 2020, the Prince George's County Planning Department held the virtual kickoff meeting for the Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan. View/Download the presentation slides.
County Council Initiation: On February 18, 2020, the County Council approved the initiation of the Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan; as well as the approval of the project’s Recommended Goals, Concepts and Guidelines and the Public Participation Program.
Planning Board Project Initiation: On January 23, 2020, the Prince George’s County Planning Board initiated the Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan. The Planning Board’s plan initiation coincided with the transmittal to the District Council for approval, the project’s Recommended Goals, Concepts and Guidelines; as well as the Public Participation Program.
Bowie City Council Meeting: On November 25, 2019, the project team briefed Bowie City Council on their current outreach efforts and the proposed project timetable.
The Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan will be a guiding document formulated through public engagement to address future development in the City of Bowie and surrounding communities. This plan will replace the 2010 Approved Bowie State MARC Station Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment, and the 2006 Approved Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment for Bowie and Vicinity, and will be based on Plan Prince George’s 2035. The document will carefully examine existing conditions and issues, and revisit the vision for the area. The plan will also consider new strategies for future development and any associated land use and transportation issues.
- Bowie State MARC Station Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (2010)
- City of Bowie Sustainability Plan (2016)
- City of Bowie Sustainability Plan (Annual Report 2019)
Scott Rowe, AICP, CNU-A