District 3


Prince George's County, Maryland

COUNCIL MEMBER OLSON HOSTS DISTRICT 3 REDEVELOPMENT TOUR


For Immediate Release: 6/29/2010 12:00 AM

Contact: Angela Rouson, 301-952-7484, CouncilMedia@co.pg.md.us

Tour Focuses on Redevelopment Opportunities along Key Corridors and Metro Stations

Prince George’s County Council Member Eric Olson (D) – District 3, convened developers, local officials and planners for a redevelopment bus tour of District 3 on Friday, June 25, 2010.

Council Member Olson said smart growth and transit- oriented development opportunities abound in Prince George’s County and bus tour participants saw it all first-hand.

“It was important to connect developers with planners and local officials to more closely examine the fertile economic ground that exists in District 3. The Council has recently approved a series of Sector Plans that will transform our Metro stations and the surrounding communities and we wanted to highlight the potential in these areas. Additionally, the proposed Purple Line and employment centers including the University of Maryland and M-Square Research Park create opportunities for investment and redevelopment. Prince George’s County has great location, incredible transit access, strong amenities and job centers. Our communities are welcoming to smart growth redevelopment and this tour helped highlight future possibilities."

The tour, which began at College Park City Hall, highlighted redevelopment opportunities in College Park, Riverdale Park, the greater Riverdale area, Annapolis Road, and the New Carrollton Metro Station. The bus tour included stops along the Route 1 corridor, Kenilworth Avenue, M-Square Research Park, and the New Carrollton and College Park Metro stations. The bus tour also traveled the route of the Purple Line between New Carrollton and College Park highlighting numerous transit-oriented development opportunities.

The District 3 constituent area includes Berwyn Heights, College Park, East Pines, Glenn Dale, Glenridge, Landover Hills, Lanham, New Carrollton, Riverdale Heights and Hills, Riverdale Park, Seabrook, Templeton Knolls, University Park, West Lanham Hills, and Woodlawn.

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