Project Description

What This Project is About

This project will include the designation of an Architectural Conservation District (ACD) and development of an Architectural Conservation Plan (ACP) utilizing the Architectural Conservation Overlay Zone (ACOZ).

The ACOZ and ACP would promote context-sensitive infill, additions, and renovations in future single-family neighborhoods in the city. The ACOZ zoning tool is intended to preserve and protect the architectural or design character as designated by the ACP. The ACP will be the guiding document for development within the ACOZ. This will be the first of its kind in Prince George's County.

The developed ACP will review existing and proposed design regulations, as appropriate, to ensure infill development, renovations, and additions are compatible in scale and scope with the surrounding development.

Development Focus

This planning project will work to develop the following:
  • An architectural survey
  • Detailed inventory of the built environment
  • Pattern book to provide visual guidance to homeowners, architects, and contractors
  • A user-friendly ACP that includes a physical and historical description of the ACD
This project will be led collaboratively by staff from the Prince George's County Planning Department, a consultant, and multiple stakeholders from the City of Mount Rainier.

Where the Project Area is Located

The project area boundary includes all single-family residential zones within the City of Mount Rainier as shown in the map (PDF).

Who This Project Serves

All those who are interested in future infill development, renovations, and additions in single-family residential neighborhoods in the City of Mount Rainier will be impacted by the ACP and ACOZ.

Why We Are Doing This Project

To help respect the historic context and preserve and protect the architectural character and scale of development in the established neighborhoods of the City of Mount Rainier.