The zoning overhaul, which would govern how Prince George’s County’s built environment develops for several decades to come, will be one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation to be considered by the County Council in decades. The delay of the years-long planning effort is just one example of how the pandemic is disrupting life in Prince George’s County Government.
Additionally, mandates to avoid crowds and offices have cratered traffic in the region. Developers are often required to submit traffic studies when their projects are reviewed by county planning officials. But with traffic so drastically down, the Prince George’s County Planning Department released a development review bulletin saying it will not accept traffic studies that use any data collected from March 16, 2020 through March 27, 2020, at a bare minimum. However, the bulletin said officials hope to have a solution in place in by April 17 for developers to resume traffic studies.
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