Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Greenbelt Station Transformation

Creating a “transit-oriented community” in the area surrounding Prince George’s County’s Greenbelt Station, GB Development, Fairfield Residential, Pulte Homes, RCP Development, and others are working together to complete the $2 billion retail, office, residential, and transit-inclusive Greenbelt Station project. At its completion, the project, designed by Bethesda-based SK&I Architects will include approximately 2,000 residential units, 1.5-million s.f office space, and 1 million s.f. retail space. According to the development’s website, it will also be adjacent to and centered around WMATA's Greenbelt Metro Station.

Replacing what is now a concrete plant and the existing Metro Station parking facility, the development will be pedestrian-friendly with wide sidewalks, landscaping, and benches throughout. The New York Times’ coverage of the development said the project would also offer community amenities such as ball fields, a pool, and a community center.

The development would include a variety of housing options; RCP is planning a 4-story, 378-unit multi-family housing community that will contain either apartments or condominiums at its completion. RCP’s portion will also include 80,000 s.f. ground floor retail with above grade, above-grade structured parking. Pulte homes will be constructing town homes, while Fairfield Residential is planning additional apartments. A hotel is also a possibility for the development.

According to Martin Klingel, Vice President of Development at RCP, his company has not yet submitted for its detailed site plan approval, but will within the next month. He said site plan approval could take up to a year, with construction likely to take another two years beyond that point.


Anonymous said...

Sarah, Wow. PG is really transforming. I just read on Mark Plotkins blog that the Childrens Museum is considering moving to PG County (Nat'l Harbor) instead of Lenfant Plaza.

Chris on Jun 20, 2007, 9:52:00 PM said...

Wow it seems like every single Metro station is getting a TOD these days


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