First Project Approved Under Updated New Carrollton Plan Includes New State Agency Headquarters
The Prince George’s County Council, sitting as the District Council, has waived its right to review the Detailed Site Plan for Carrollton Station, expediting the approval process for Prince George’s County’s first state agency headquarters.
Carrollton Station, which will include the new Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, is located on the north side of Harkins Road and less than a half-mile from the New Carrollton Metro MARC Train Stations. The plan, approved by the Prince George’s County Planning Board on September 19, is projected to deliver 200,000 square feet of office and retail space, and 556 multi-family units. The District Council action was approved during session on Monday, September 23, 2013.
"Adding office jobs, housing, and retail will create a more active environment with more pedestrians and amenities in the New Carrollton Metro station area” said Council Member Eric Olson (D) – District 3. “The development meets the community's plan and vision and we were, therefore, able to move it through the approval process quickly. This is a great day for Prince George's County."
“Successful transit-oriented development is critical to sustaining the types of opportunities that increase the County’s economic competitiveness,” said Prince George’s County Council Chair Andrea Harrison (D) – District 5. “The Carrollton Station Plan, including the new Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, will bring jobs, housing and retail to the area – all within walking distance of the New Carrollton Metro. This is a win-win for Prince George’s County and we are pleased for the enthusiasm as this project progresses.”
The New Carrollton Transit District Development Plan and Transit District Overlay Zoning Map Amendment, enacted by the County Council in May 2010, is projected to bring development of more than 6-million square feet of new commercial office and retail space and 5,500 new residential units to the New Carrollton area over time.
All legislative powers of Prince George’s County are vested in the County Council. The County Council sits as the District Council on zoning and land use policy, and as the Board of Health to govern and guide health policy. The County Council meets as a legislative body on Tuesdays in the Council Hearing Room on the first floor of the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. For more information on the Prince George’s County Council, please visit www.princegeorgescountymd.gov.