Development, Mandatory Referral Applications, Public Utility & Government Projects: Prince George's County, Maryland
Section 7-112 of the Regional district Act, requires all federal, state, local governments, and public utilities to submit proposed projects for a Mandatory Referral review and approval by the Commission. In Prince George’s County, the Planning Board Is the statutorily created body under Article 28, and performs the duties of “the Commission”. The law requires that the Planning Board review and approve the proposed location, character, grade, and extent of any road, park, public way or ground, public building or structure, or public utility prior to the project being located, constructed, or authorized. The Planning board must also review the widening, extension, relocation, narrowing, vacation, abandonment, or change of use of any road, park, or public way or ground, and the acquisition or sale of any land by any public board, body, or official.