Evaluation and Recommendations: Making the Code User-Friendly

One of the biggest challenges with Prince George’s current zoning ordinance is that it is outdated, lengthy, and confusing. The current zoning code is more than 1,000 pages long and is difficult to understand. The document lacks images or graphics that visually explain concepts to the everyday person.

Clarion Associates recommends that we
– Reorganize the written structure of the ordinance so that it is more intuitive to search,
– Use flowcharts to explain procedures making it easier for people to visual interpret the process.
– Modify the publication’s layout to integrate more tables and graphics makes the zoning ordinance easier to read and understand.