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On March 4, 2013 City Council voted to approve a policy change that could ultimately allow residential housing in the area known as Melford. 

On December 12, 2013 a Conceptual Site Plan (CSP) package was submitted to the City for review and approval.

A Stakeholders Meeting for the proposed CSP was held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

The Bowie Advisory Planning Board (BAPB) held a worksession on the Melford Village proposal on February 11, 2014.

The Bowie Advisory Planning Board BAPB held a public hearing on the Melford Village proposal on March 11, 2014.  

On April 21, 2014 City Council will hold a hearing on the Melford Village proposal.

Melford, formerly known as the Maryland Science and Technology Center, and before that as the University of Maryland Science and Technology Center, has a long and complicated history.  It currently is home to a US Census Bureau Computing Facility, the Institute for Defense Analysis, the Masonry Institute Training Facility, the Prince George’s County 911 Center, several office buildings of varying sizes, and flex space. 

View more information about the history of Melford, and the information presented to Council at the links below.  One of the links is to videos of Council meetings. You can also view videos of previous Council meetings at which Melford was discussed by searching the video archives for "Melford".

Please contact the Planning Department if you have questions.

Melford Meetings and Materials

City Council Submission Documents
4/1/2014 Conceptual Site Plan
      Melford Village CSP Letter Workforce Housing
4/15/2014 SJPI Comment Response Letter
      Melford Village Design Guidelines  

Discussion Materials - 03/04/2013 

1.  Staff memo titled "Resolution R-16-13, Amendment to Annexation Agreement and City Covenants - Melford Proposal"  (50 pages)
2. "Melford Development Impact" memo (8 pages)
3.  Fiscal Impact Analysis (3 pages)
4.  Planning Director memo to Bowie Advisory Planning Board titled "Melford Covenants Discussion"  (15 pages)
5. City Committee Comments  (12 pages)
6. Report by Dr. Stephen Fuller of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University  (12 pages)

Melford Conceptual Site Plan Submission - 12/13/2013

7. Melford Village Design Guidelines (66 pages) *
8. Conceptual Site Plan (7 pages)
9. Historic Preservation Document (19 pages)
10. Traffic Impact Analysis (137 pages)
11. Tree Conservation Plan (12 pages)

* This is a very large document (164 MG) with lots of graphics. It may take several minutes to load on your computer.

 Melford Stakeholders Meeting  - 01/15/2014

12. Melford Stakeholders Meeting Summary (5 pages)
13. Melford Bowie Presentation 1 (39 pages)
14. Melford Bowie Presentation 2 (5 pages)
15. M-X-T Conceptual Site Plan Requirements (26 pages)

16. Watch the Full Stakeholders Meeting:

Part 1 (1:15:52)
Part 2 (1:13:11)

Joseph Meinert
Director of Planning and Economic Development

John Henry King
Economic Development Director 

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