Subregion 5 Planning Areas

Planning Areas

  • PA 81A - Clinton and Vicinity
  • PA 81B - Tippett and Vicinity
  • PA 83 - Accokeek
  • PA 84 - Piscataway and Vicinity
  • PA 85A - Brandywine
  • PA 85B - Cedarville

Project Planner(s)

See Community Planners' responsible.


Subregion 5 encompasses approximately 74 square miles in five planning areas in southwestern Prince George's County. It includes the communities of Clinton, Tippett, Accokeek, Piscataway, Danville, and Brandywine. It is bounded on the north by Andrews Air Force Base; on the east by Piscataway Creek and Boys Village, and Popes Creek (CSX) Railroad; on the south by Charles County; and on the west by the Potomac River, Gallahan Road, Old Fort Road, Allentown Road, Steed Road, Tinkers Creek and Meetinghouse Branch. Major north-south highways include: Indian Head Highway (MD 210), Branch Avenue (MD 5), and Crain Highway (US 301). East-west highways include: Accokeek Road (MD 373), Brandywine/Aquasco Road (MD 381), and Piscataway/Woodyard Road (MD 223). Major parks include: Cosca Regional Park (M-NCPPC) in Clinton, and Piscataway National Park in Accokeek.


  • Size of planning area: Approximately 74 square miles (47,360 acres)
  • Number of dwellings: 18,670 (2008)
  • Population: 54,500 (2008)
  • Employment (number of employees): 17,669 (2008)

Master Plan & Other Publications

  • Master Plan and SMA for Subregion 5 (2009)
  • Master Plan and SMA for Subregion 5 (1993)
  • Piscataway Village Rural Conservation Study (1991; Part II, 1995)
  • Piscataway Village Community Vision Process (1995)
  • Potomac Airfield Report (June 1999)

Plan Updates / Amendments

The Southern Maryland Transit Corridor Preservation Study identifies MD 5/US 301 for future development into a high capacity transit-way from White Plains in Charles County, Maryland to the Branch Avenue Metrorail station in Prince George's County, Maryland. The study determines potential transit stations, parking and other facilities and provides Charles and Prince George's Counties with a specific transit alignment to protect in their local and land use plans. The Brandywine Preservation and Revitalization Study provides strategies and recommendations to preserve and strengthen the older commercial and residential communities along MD 381 between Timothy Branch, just west of Kathleen Lane to Old Indian Head Road.

The Airport Regulation and Legislation evaluated land use compatibility issues for the areas around general aviation airports in the county. Two of the airports that were studied are located in this area: Potomac Airfield and Washington Executive Airport. (2000-2001)
  • Subregion 5 Plan and SMA - Approved September 14, 1993 CR-60-1993
  • Subregion 5 Plan and SMA - Approved September 9, 2009 CR-61-2009