The Prince George’s County Zoning Rewrite Team and community members will be present about Community Engagement in the Zoning Rewrite process at the 2018 National Capital Area APA Conference on Thursday, October 18 at George Washington University.
To learn more about urban agriculture in Prince George’s County, the Zoning Rewrite team hit the road. The four-site tour was organized in 2016 by the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council as an opportunity for the Zoning Rewrite team to better understand how urban farms and community gardens operate.
Zoning Rewrite team member Brittney Drakeford’s workshop at the She the People! Summer camp taught students how they could leverage their political power to advocate for better food systems in Prince George’s County through direct service activities like establishing their own community garden, volunteering with the County’s Food Equity Council, or by conducting community assets maps.
Chad Williams, Master Planner in the Countywide Planning Division of the Prince George’s Planning Department, has worked with the Planning Department for 16 years and is part of the Zoning Rewrite team. As a land-use planning and urban designer, Williams hopes the rewrite will bring easy-to-understand use tables to the County.
Prince George’s County has been on a four-year journey to streamline development procedures, increase certainty of outcomes, and maximize the County’s economic development potential by rewriting the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. The Prince George’s County Zoning Rewrite project has