Ever wonder about what's being built -- or what a developer proposes to build -- on the vacant land around the corner? This feature is intended to provide an easy way for you to learn about planned development throughout Prince George's County.

This chart uses information provided by the Prince George's Newsletter based on information from the Prince George's County Department of Planning and Zoning for a monthly update on planned subdivisions, office buildings, shopping centers and other development. The map and chart identify planned projects by areas that were processed by officials during October.

The status of the projects is described in three categories:

Projects Proposed, Preliminary Plans/Site Plans/Concept Plans. Proposed applications are for zoning changes or residential, commercial or industrial projects submitted for approval. Public meetings are held before any action by the Planning Board, District Council or zoning hearing examiner.

Projects Approved, Preliminary Plans/Site Plans/Concept Plans are residential, commercial or industrial projects approved by the Planning Commission for development of land.

Building Permits allow a property owner to start construction or development.

For more information about site plans, call 301-952-3554. Preliminary plans, 301-952-3296. For information on zoning cases and special exceptions, call 301-952-3209.

Projects Proposed:

1. Storage facility. Developer Albert Brewster of St. Leonard, submitted a rezoning application to build a storage facility on 11 acres along Route 301, near Mount Oak Road, in Bowie.

2. Marwood. Centex Homes, of Chantilly, submitted a site plan for 76 senior units in a mixture of singles and duplexes as part of the Marwood development at Marlboro Pike and Woodyard Road, in Upper Marlboro.

3. Auto body shop. Property owner James Kaizen submitted a site plan for an auto body shop on two acres on the west side of Route 1, south of Contee Road, in Laurel.

4. Restaurant. Petrie, Dierman, Kughn, Inc., in McLean, submitted a building permit application to build a restaurant for an unidentified tenant at 1050 Largo Center Dr., in Largo.

5. C&C Meats. C&C Meats submitted a site plan for an addition to its facility at 475 Commerce Dr., in Upper Marlboro.

6. Woodview. Rocky Gorge Construction of Annandale applied for building permits for 11 dwelling units in the Woodview subdivision at the intersection of Lottsford Road and Route 202, in Largo.

7. Restaurants. OA Partners of Annapolis applied for a grading permit to build two unidentified restaurants at 16401 Heritage Blvd., in Bowie.

Projects Approved:

8. The Adnell Partnership. The Adnell Partnership, of Silver Spring, received subdivision approval for 30 lots on 15 acres of land at the intersection of Third Street and Myrtle Avenue, in Bowie.

9. RPS. A site plan for an RPS distribution facility was approved for the intersection of Ammendale Road and Virginia Manor Road, in the Ammendale South Business Park in Beltsville.

10. Town house lots. A subdivision plan submitted by F.O. Day Inc., of Rockville, for 121 town house lots was approved. The tract is at the end of Forest Park Drive off Darcy Road, in Forestville.

Building Permits Issued:

11. Queen Anne School addition. Scheibel Construction of Clinton was issued a permit to build an addition to the Queen Anne School at 14111 Oak Grove Road, in Upper Marlboro.

12. Hotel. Herman Stewart Construction, of Lanham, was issued a permit to build a hotel for property owner Mirza Baig at 9760 Baltimore Avenue, in College Park.

13. Mobil Oil gas station. The Tyree Organization, of Sterling, was issued a permit to build a Mobil Oil gas station at 16501 Ballpark Rd., in Bowie.

14. Senior citizen housing facility. Paradigm Construction, of Washington, was issued a permit to build a senior citizen housing facility at 3420 Rickey Ave., in Temple Hills.