Wednesday, February 07, 2007
After 20 years of buying land and a four-and-a-half year zoning process, Kevin Sills, President of Oakton-based Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Investments, is planning to break ground late this summer on a 22-acre, mixed-use residential and commercial development near the Suitland Metro and across the street from the future site of Prince George’s County Redevelopment Authority’s Suitland Manor. The $800 million Town Center at the intersection of Silver Hill and Suitland Roads will have 1 million s.f. of retail and office space as well as 1,100 residential units, likely including condominiums and apartments. The project, which will replace several houses, two strip malls, and several unimproved lots, all owned by Sills, will include retail and office space on the first floor, with the residential units on the upper floors. Mid-Atlantic is in the process of replacing the project architect and plans to select a land planner within three months; no renderings have been released thus far. In the meantime, Mid-Atlantic plans to begin demolition soon, breaking ground on a 16-acre portion of the site late this summer. Mid-Atlantic, whose past projects include primarily industrial and professional centers such as Coral Hills Shopping Center in Capitol Heights, is currently in the final stages of an $8 million interior and exterior renovation on a nearby office building that, upon completion in the next month, will house the Prince George’s County Health Department.