ARSP Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for visiting our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for the Adelphi Road-UMGC-UMD Purple Line Station Area Sector Plan. Here, you will find answers to questions frequently asked during our engagement and outreach sessions with community members from throughout the plan area. The questions have been divided into categories based on the eight elements of Plan Prince George's 2035.

Please click on each tab to see the questions and responses. If you have any additional questions or comments for the project team, please contact us directly at or sign up to meet with the planning team during our Virtual Office Hours.  We want to hear from you! 

  1. Land Use
  2. Transportation and Mobility
  3. Natural Environment
  4. Housing and Neighborhoods
  5. Public Facilities
  6. Planning 101 - Plan 2035
  7. Planning 101 - Sector Plans
  8. Planning 101 - Zoning
  9. Community Engagement
  10. Scenario Planning
  11. Market Analysis

How does a sector plan address the impact of new development on adjacent existing neighborhoods?

The planning team studies and gets to know the plan area and its surrounding context and evaluates how to integrate new and existing communities and ensure new development has minimal negative impact on surrounding existing communities—this includes recommending adequate public facilities and infrastructure to support future growth. This sector plan will also make recommendations to encourage alternatives to driving; smart environmental stewardship and green building practices; buffers along the fringes to minimize visual impacts from new development on established communities; and improved connectivity and accessibility current and future residents will demand. The 2018 Zoning Ordinance includes standards to ensure appropriate transitions between existing and new neighborhoods.