In July 2007, Prinyce George's County hired the Urban Planning Program of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation to examine industrially zoned land in the County. The University of Maryland research team consists of two principal investigators, Dr. Marie Howland and Dr. James Cohen, and supporting staff that consists of Dr. Doan Nguyen, Ph.D. from the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (2008), Ph.D. student Scott Dempwolf, and masters' students Laura Ainsman and Amy Hofstra. Graduate students from the Master of Community Planning Program, the Real Estate Development Program, and the School of Public Policy also contributed. The team analyzed past and present industrial zoning policies, regulations, and practices, and the market demand for industrial space in all the industrially zoned areas in the County. This study is the third industrial land use study that the County has conducted over the last 30 years and the first one after more than 20 years. The two previous industrial land use studies were conducted in 1975 and 1984. This 2007-2009 study will allow the County to develop a comprehensive strategy for their industrial land.
The study had five main phases. The analysis began at the County-wide level and then focused on smaller, detailed geographical areas as the study progressed. The completed phases are as follows.
Phase 1. General analysis of county's inventory of and demand for industrially zoned land
The report was completed on November 16, 2007. Download the report here.
Phase 2. Analysis of industrial land by sub-region and workforce profile in Prince George's County
The report was completed on February 22, 2008. Download the report here.
Phase 3. Assessment of conditions of industrial land at planning sub-regional level
The report was completed on June 19, 2008. Download the report here.
Phase 4. Examination of industrial areas designated as economically healthy and facing pressure to transition to other uses
The report was completed on March 2, 2009. Download the report here.
Phase 5. Completion of a comprehensive draft report for review and comment by the project team and senior management at Prince George's County
The report was completed on June 4, 2009. Download the report here.
Final Phase. Presentation of the final report