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DISTRICT 3 COUNCIL MEMBER DANNIELLE GLAROS LOOKS FORWARD TO NEXT STEPS AS REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES DEVELOPER FOR FORMER MARYLAND- NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK POLICE SITE
The Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County Selects Advantage Properties, Inc. and Cove Property Management LLC to develop former Park Police Site
Prince George’s County Council Member Dannielle Glaros (D) – District 3, looks forward to next steps as the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County (RDA) selects Advantage Properties, Inc. and Cove Property Management LLC to develop the former Maryland-National Capital Park Police headquarters site. The property, located adjacent to the future Beacon Heights-East Pines Purple Line Station site, will fulfill the community vision for a large mixed-income, mixed-use, transit-oriented community as outlined in the East Riverdale Beacon Heights Sector Plan and is now under contract with the development team.
Located in Riverdale, the former Maryland-National Capital Park Police headquarters site is strategically located in an Opportunity Zone, which will include the Beacon Heights-East Pines Purple Line Station. The proposed project is anticipated to deliver 350 units, 250 of which will be affordable, 100 market-rate units, and retail amenities to create a walkable community surrounding the Purple Line Station.
In November 2019, the County began a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to develop the County-owned land with a goal of bringing high-quality mixed-use development to the doorstep of the Purple Line.
“As we evaluate ways to stimulate economic development along the planned Purple Line route post-pandemic, the selection of a developer for the project is timely,” said Council Member Glaros. “The community, Purple Line Corridor Coalition, Planning Department, Redevelopment Authority, Office of Central Services and Office of the County Executive have worked extremely hard to bring us to this critical next step. I am thrilled this project will leverage County-owned property to ensure additional workforce housing at this future Purple Line Station.”
“This project furthers our goal of executing quality mixed-use development at our transit-oriented centers,” says Stephen Paul, Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority. “It also allows us to maintain needed affordable housing along the Purple Line corridor along with market rate and mixed income housing.”
Alex Gross of Advantage Properties noted, “We feel fortunate to be able to partner with Prince George’s County to deliver a dynamic new mixed-use project across the street from the future Beacon Heights Purple Line Station. We look forward to working with the County and our partners in the public and private sectors to deliver this transformative project.”
"This project is aligned with the Purple Line Corridor Coalition's 2019-2022 Housing Action Plan, which calls for strategic acquisition of properties and development of affordable units near planned Purple Line stations,” said Director of the Purple Line Corridor Coalition at the National Center for Smart Growth Sheila Somashekhar. “We look forward to working with all of our partners to see this project to completion.”
The Redevelopment Authority serves as the County’s principal real estate development entity with a specific focus on the development of catalytic mixed-use projects in underserved communities and at transit centers, incorporating mixed-income, multi-family rental and homeownership opportunities, complementary retail uses, amenities and sustainable development practices.