WHQC SMA FAQ
What is a Sectional Map Amendment (SMA)?
What is the relationship between this SMA and the Countywide Map Amendment?
The Countywide Map Amendment (CMA) will change the zoning of every property in the County, outside of the City of Laurel, to implement the County’s adopted 2018 Zoning Ordinance. This sector plan and SMA are proceeding under the expectation that the 2018 Zoning Ordinance and the CMA will take effect on April 1, 2022 while this plan and SMA are underway. The CMA will be in place by the time this plan is approved. Specific zoning changes beyond what is covered in the CMA are needed to create the sector plan at West Hyattsville.