Eagle Harbor: Big Plans in County’s Smallest Municipality

Eagle Harbor, the smallest municipality in the County, will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2019, and the town officials are planning to “do everything a bit bigger” throughout the year with fireworks on the Fourth of July, a gala/scholarship awards dinner in April, and a black history program.

Planning Department Program Funds Fairmont Heights High School Study

Fairmont Heights in 1950

In September 1950, 738 black students entered the new Fairmont Heights Junior-Senior High School—one of only two high schools in Prince George’s County for blacks during segregation, and the only one that offered twelfth grade. In 2017, the last students

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Deadline for Historic Property Grants: October 29

Mullikin’s Delight, Bowie

The Prince George’s County Planning Department is accepting applications for the Historic Property Grant Program, which offers up to $50,000 for the acquisition, rehabilitation, preservation, or restoration of historic properties. The 11 properties shown in the above slideshow that were awarded

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Old Town is New Again with Arts Scene

Buildings in Hyattsville

Arts District Hyattsville is part of the Gateway Arts District, where public art abounds, new businesses are flourishing, and the community is growing. Two new townhome complexes—The Bristol and the Calvin II—are already sold out.

Pattern Book to Guide Changes in Mount Rainier

Cover of Mount Rainier Pattern Book

The Prince George’s County Planning Department recently released the Mount Rainier Pattern Book as part of an effort to ensure additions, major renovations, new infill housing, and development respect the historic context, architectural character, and scale of Mount Rainier’s established neighborhoods.

Cheverly Draws D.C. Commuters with Small-Town Feel

STEM students play lacrosse in Cheverly

Cheverly embraces its small-town feel—the 1.35-square-mile area is mostly residential. This zoning mimics most of the surrounding area. The 2017 Preliminary Greater Cheverly Sector Plan states that 32 percent of the greater area (2,507 acres) is residential, and 87 percent of those homes are single-family residences.

Mapping Project Aims to Protect and Improve Maintenance of Cemeteries

Cemetery

The Prince George’s County Planning Department’s internal database of the cemetery locations, not yet available to the public, helps staff identify cemeteries as plans for development begin, and helps developers mitigate issues with preserving, protecting, and providing access to cemeteries.