Prince George’s County

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With 15 Metro stations, 8 MARC commuter rail station, parks, rivers, and farmland, and its older urban communities adjacent to the job center of DC, Prince George’s is a place of great potential.

We work with public officials and community leaders to support economic development through well-designed, mixed-use, transit-oriented development, which will build the county’s tax and employment base, and provide increased retail and housing choices

Our Work in Prince George’s

Rise Prince George’s 

Rise Prince George’s is an emerging group of county residents and allies advocating for policies and practices that build a shared, sustainable prosperity by creating safe, walkable, inclusive and transit-oriented communities. Learn more >>>

Zoning Code Rewrite

Prince George’s County has been working for six years to rewrite and implement its outdated zoning code. The zoning regulations were adopted by the County Council in 2018, but implementation through the Countywide Zoning Map amendment required another two years. The zoning rewrite offers an updated modern zoning and subdivision regulations. The revised regulations could help the county better link jobs, transit, new development and existing neighborhoods to create more livable, walkable, transit-oriented communities. Learn more >>>

Past Campaigns

  • Regional Medical Center: Our two-year campaign demonstrating the accessibility and health benefits of a transit station location paid off in 2013 when the county selected a walkable site next to the Largo Town Center Metro. As of summer 2015, the project is processing though needed approvals, including a certificate of need from the state of Maryland, before further plans move ahead.
  • Plan Prince George’s 2034: Plan Prince George’s 2035, the proposed 20 year general plan for Prince George’s County, could get the county on the right track if we can translate the sound planning ideas and good intentions into reality. We commend the planning board for the bold draft Plan Prince George’s 2035. But we worry that still permitting large-scale “suburban centers” on undeveloped land will jeopardize our county’s long-term sustainability, lead to worse traffic, and take away needed funds for investing in our existing neighborhoods and at Metro stations.

Latest Happenings

EVENT: Branch Ave Metro tour and placemaking meetup, Oct. 3, 2023

EVENT: Branch Ave Metro tour and placemaking meetup, Oct. 3, 2023

Connectivity + placemaking: Unlocking development around transit at the Branch Av. Metro station, with RISE Prince George's. On Oct. 3, 2023, in collaboration with RISE Prince George's, we explored Prince George's effort to focus future growth within the beltway and established communities by taking a look at the Branch Avenue Metro

Letter: A better design for the Medical Center Drive/I-495 interchange

We support the exciting vision you have laid out for a vibrant, walkable Downtown Largo and Blue Line corridor. In order to achieve this vision, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) should wholly rethink their current proposals for a greatly expanded I-495/Medical Center Drive interchange.

TAKE ACTION: These two projects would put Prince George’s on the wrong road

We have two urgent actions we need you to take. Two massive road projects would undermine a sustainable and prosperous future for Prince George’s County.

We can’t save Downtown Largo by destroying it

Rethink the I-495/Medical Center Drive interchange project FACT SHEET CSG-Factsheet-Beltway_Medical-Center-Drive-at-Downtown-Largo-InterchangeDownload
CSG Testimony in Support of the Walkable Urban Streets Act

CSG Testimony in Support of the Walkable Urban Streets Act

September 8, 2023 Council Member Eric Olson Chair, Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee (TIEE) Prince George’s County Council Wayne K. Curry Administration Bldg., 1301 McCormick Drive, 2nd Floor, Largo, MD 20774 Dear Chair Olson: Please accept this letter on behalf of the Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG). CSG is