Request for Members to Comment re: a Draft Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone Proposal for Old Greenbelt

Release Date: 
Nov 28, 2018

Request for Members to Comment re: a Draft Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone Proposal for Old Greenbelt

Recently, Prince George's County Council passed a resolution setting into motion a new zoning ordinance for Prince George’s County. One objective of the new ordinance is to reduce the impact of sprawl by encouraging higher residential density (more dwelling units per acre) and commercial development in targeted areas with strong transportation links. The County Council also passed a resolution authorizing the creation of a Neighborhood Conservation Overlay (N-C-O) zone for the area designated as the Greenbelt National Historic Landmark that includes GHI. The N-C-O zone will preserve GHI's architectural character and open spaces regardless of the underlying zone stipulated by the zoning ordinance.

GHI’s Zoning Task Force has obtained valuable information from planning professionals and officials in the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) and the City of Greenbelt in the process of drafting an N-C-O zone proposal for Old Greenbelt that can be found below.

GHI members are requested to review the draft N-C-O zone proposal and submit your comments by December 31, 2018 to the Executive Assistant in the Manager’s office at mgmtoffice@ghi.coop . Alternatively, you may deliver your comments directly to the receptionist in the GHI Administration Building or post them to the Executive Assistant in the Manager’s office at 1, Hamilton Place, Greenbelt MD, 20770.

GHI’s Board of Directors may direct the Zoning Task Force to revise the draft N-C-O zone proposal based on the comments that are received. After the Board approves the draft N-C-O zone proposal, it will be submitted to the City of Greenbelt and its Department of Planning and Community Development staff for review. Ultimately, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) and the Prince George’s County Council, would have to approve the provisions for such an overlay zone.

Preface for Draft Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone

Specific Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zones