The Children’s Guild, Inc. at the College Park United Methodist Church has submitted a Special Exception (SE) request to allow the replacement of a 50-child daycare center with a 120-child pre-school within the existing College Park United Methodist Church at 9601 Rhode Island Avenue (northeast quadrant of the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Hollywood Road).

You can read more about the preschool here on my blog. The property is zoned R-55 which allows private schools on property less than 5 acres as a Special Exception.

Special Exception cases are heard before the Planning Board and the Zoning Hearing Examiner (ZHE). The District Council has up to 30 days to appeal a decision of the ZHE. The Planning Board hearing date is scheduled for March 4, 2021. Staff recommends approving the special exception.