- 2021 Update of the Pupil Yield Factors and Public School Clusters
- 2019 Reduce, Recover, Recycle-Food Waste in Prince George's County, MD
The Special Projects Section is responsible for providing technical advice on the need for public facilities, mandatory referral cases, and agricultural issues, as well as a wide variety of special projects and reports, including the implementation of new planning tools. These four functions are provided through team members who work together toward preparing:
- Mandatory Referral reviews
- Agricultural planning
- Master, functional, and sector plans
- Public facilities planning
The Public Facilities Team addresses comprehensive public facility planning at the County level. It is responsible for addressing a variety of public facilities including schools, water, sewer, fire, police, and libraries and providing technical support to the County’s Police Department, Fire/EMS Department, Library System, and the Board of Education.
The Mandatory Referral Team handles a review process for all public sector—federal, state, and local—development projects, and public and private utilities. Full reviews benefit from Planning Board advice and recommendations, which can greatly improve a project. The intake process determines if a project is subject to the entitlement process or is appropriate for a full or administrative mandatory referral review. For more information, visit the Mandatory Referral web page.
The Agricultural Planning Team prepares studies and plans that provide findings, policies, and strategies for sustaining urban and rural agriculture in the County, including agritourism, farmers’ markets, and special agriculture-related events. The team works with the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council, the agricultural marketing specialist, and the urban agriculture coordinator, to support agricultural business enterprises and implement sound zoning guidelines. For recent planning efforts, visit the 2017 Resource Conservation Plan web page.