Greenbelt Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone

The Draft Greenbelt Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone Neighborhood Study is Now Available. Click Here to Download.

The Draft Greenbelt Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone Design Standards are Now Available for Public Review and Comment. Click Here to Download.

On October 23, 2018, the Prince George’s County Council adopted a new Zoning Ordinance and new Subdivision Regulations for Prince George’s County. As part of the ongoing Countywide Map Amendment project, a new Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone (NCOZ) is being prepared for the portion of the City of Greenbelt that is currently classified in the Residential Planned Community (R-P-C) Zone.

This part of Greenbelt includes the historic Greenbelt co-op residential community, the Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt Library, Greenbelt Community Center, the forest preserve, Buddy Attick Lake Park, and homes and apartments near the historic core (see the map below).

The purpose of the NCOZ is to protect and preserve the unique development features and character of established neighborhoods throughout the County, and to promote new development that is compatible with the existing neighborhood character. Minimum criteria for the designation of an NCOZ are established in the new Zoning Ordinance; these will be addressed in a Greenbelt neighborhood study that specifies the development context. The Greenbelt NCOZ will also include development standards specific to historic Greenbelt; should the Greenbelt NCOZ be approved, the standards will regulate development, redevelopment, and building alterations in the zone.