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Prince George’s County has been working for six years to rewrite and implement its outdated zoning code.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


Testimony: Oppose CB 77, CB 91 & CB 92

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Fast-tracking these misguided zoning bills (specifically CB-69, 77, 78, 91, 92) not only devalues residents’ participation in the 8-year process that created the new code, it also undermines efforts to attract high-quality transit-oriented development. 
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TAKE ACTION: Stop the council from dismantling the public’s new smart growth zoning code

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Tell the Prince George's County Council to vote no on rushed, drastic changes to our new zoning code.
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EVENT: Affordability As We Grow in Prince George's

EVENT: Affordability As We Grow in Prince George’s

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Thank you to everyone who joined RISE Prince George’s and CSG on 10/8/2022 for our September meeting. We discussed progress and prospects for Prince George's affordable housing efforts as transit-oriented development takes root.
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Event Materials: Capitol Heights Metro Walking Tour

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Thank you to everyone who joined RISE Prince George’s on 6/17/22 for our walking tour around the Capitol Heights Metro station.
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EVENT: How traffic engineers can design streets for transit-oriented development

EVENT: How traffic engineers can design streets for transit-oriented development

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On June 1, 2022, RISE Prince George's and CSG hosted on online discussion with Randy Dittberner, PE, PTOE (formerly with Virginia Dept. of Transportation).
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