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 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 November.

The status of the projects is described in three categories:

Projects Proposed, Preliminary Plans/Sites 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/Sites 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. School. Henken and Gaines Inc., of Hunt Valley, submitted a building permit application for a school for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 11902 Daisy Lane in Glenn Dale.

2. Self-storage facility. Devon Self Storage, of Emoryville, Calif., submitted a site plan to convert the Allentown Plaza at Route 5 and Allentown Road in Clinton into a self-storage facility.

3. Adult day care center. Ava Construction, of Capitol Heights, submitted a building permit application to build an adult day-care center for Mount Ephraim Church at 610 Largo Rd. in Upper Marlboro.

4. Offices, retail businesses, retirement community. The TSC Muma Mattawoman Partnership, of Gaithersburg, submitted a site plan to build offices, retail businesses and a retirement community on 97 acres in the northeast quadrant of Route 210 and Route 228 in Accokeek.

5. Communications facility. American Tower Inc., of Bowie, submitted a special exception application to build a cellular communications facility on two acres at Route 3 and Forest Drive in Bowie.

6. Homes. Lee Homes, of La Plata, applied for building permits to build two homes on Whistlestop Court in Brandywine.

7. Restaurant addition. A building permit application has been submitted to build an addition to an existing TGI Friday's restaurant at 15207 Major Lansdale Dr. in Bowie.

Projects Approved:

8. Mini-warehouse. A site plan was approved for Norman Birkett, of Clinton, to build a mini-warehouse on Bellefonte Place near Alexandria Ferry Road in Clinton.

9. Homes. A site plan submitted by Silver Spring-based Bear Corp. was approved to build 84 single-family homes in the Cross Creek Club golf course community on Briggs Chaney Road in Beltsville.

10. Industrial shop, offices. A site plan for Baker and Kerr of Upper Marlboro was approved to build an industrial shop with offices on the north side of Branch Court in the Collington Center in Upper Marlboro.

11. Homes. The subdivision plan for Universal Development of Falls Church was approved for 163 single-family homes to be built in the southeast quadrant of Route 210 and Route 228 in Accokeek.

Building Permits Issued:

12. Grocery store. A building permit was issued to Manekin Corp., of Columbia, to build a Food Lion grocery store at 410 Sandy Spring Rd. in Laurel.

13. Church and school. Myler Church Builders, of Capitol Heights, was issued a building permit for a church and school for Maple Springs Baptist Church at 4130 Belt Rd. in Capitol Heights.

14. Maintenance facility. A building permit was issued to Eli Busada Jr., of Forestville, to construct a maintenance facility at 4200 Forestville Rd. in District Heights.