4100 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE
This 2.4 acre site offers excellent accessibility and visibility along the Rhode Island Avenue corridor in the Town of Brentwood. With dramatic topography and mixed use zoning, this property is ideally suited to support residential development above ground retail uses. This redevelopment will support the objectives articulated in the Gateway Arts District and Brentwood plans completed by the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission.
The Redevelopment Authority will advertise a Request for Proposals in the Spring of 2013. 3807-3809
RHODE ISLAND AVENUE
The Redevelopment Authority selected Landex as the developer in March 2013 after acquiring the property in June 2012 and advertising a Request for Proposals in September 2012. The project is located on one of the prime retail sites within the Town of Brentwood and the Gateway Arts District. The redevelopment plan includes demolishing the existing vacant 17,000 square foot commercial building and replacing it with a mixed use building with 6,000 square feet of commercial and retail space on the ground floor and 130 residential units on the upper floors.
The project is expected to break ground in the Fall of 2014.
SUITLAND MANOR PROJECT
The Suitland Manor redevelopment is a 22 acre site within ½ mile of the Suitland Metro Station, located near the Census Bureau. The project is well positioned to take advantage of the over 14,000 Federal workers nearby. The County spent nearly $48 million to acquire the former Suitland Manor, assist tenants with relocation expenses to move to more suitable locations, and demolish the vacant structures. The vision for the site is a walkable, sustainable, transit oriented, mixed use, Town Center with 300 housing units and 250,000 square feet of retail.
The Redevelopment Authority anticipates selecting a developer in the Spring of 2013.
COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS
The Redevelopment Authority awards Community Impact Grants to county civic/neighborhood associations or community-based organizations that are incorporated as 501 ©3 entities to help implement innovative projects within the County’s inner beltway. Eligible applicants must be located within Prince George’s County and be in good standing with the State of Maryland.
Grants must be used for capital purposes such as the purchase of equipment and materials. Grants cannot be used for operations, salaries or personnel. Proposed projects must fall into one of two categories: Neighborhood Beautification or Environment or Natural Resources and Sustainability. Grants can only be used for capital expenses related to the implementation of a community based project.
The maximum grant amount is $50,000. Successful applicants shall have up to one year from the date of the executed grant agreement to complete the project and expend the grant funds. The Community Impact Grant Program does require a match from non-Prince George’s County Government sources, which can include both in-kind and cash contributions.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until such time the grant funds have all been spent. For more information, contact Tanya Diggs at 301-883-5300 or TDiggs@co.pg.md.us.
PRINCE GEORGE’S AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER
The Redevelopment Authority, along with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission are providing funding to construct the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC). This 10,000 square foot facility will be a linchpin in the North Brentwood community. The administrative office is located at 4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD.
Features of the center include:
1. A Black Box theater space that can be easily converted via manual movable bleachers and decorative curtain backdrops to a 2,000 sq. foot Events Space that could host events for up to 350 people.
2. Approximately 6-800 sq. feet of space for a caterer ready kitchen.
3. Gallery space (4,000 sq. feet) with movable walls on wheels that allow flexible delineation of permanent and temporary exhibits.
4. Office space for 4 curatorial staff and an events manager (1,000 sq. feet).
Construction is set to begin October 2013.
POINTE AT CHEVERLY
This 2.85 acre site near the junction of Route 202 and Route 450, offers stunning views of the nation’s capital. The proposed project includes 244 luxury condominiums with structured parking. Community amenities include a swimming pool, on site fitness center and community lounge for entertaining.
A date for the ground breaking has not yet been determined.