The Prince George’s County Planning Board delayed until Feb. 20, 2020, consideration of preliminary plans for Beltway Plaza’s proposed redevelopment. The vote to delay occurred at the Planning Board’s Feb. 6, 2020, meeting. The delay was sought by the mall’s owners to give time for the city of Greenbelt to weigh in on the matter, which it is expected to do at its Feb. 10, 2020, meeting.
The proposal to redevelop Beltway Plaza is somewhat controversial on Greenbelt’s City Council. Most-recently, City Council members were taken aback by the removal of planned townhomes originally considered for the redevelopment.
The six-phase conceptual plans by Quantum would add between 875 and 2250 multi-family units, and replace the 800,000 square-foot central mall with between 435,000 and 700,000 square feet of commercial retail space.
Beltway Plaza redevelopment – a timeline:
- June 11, 2018: Rethinking Greenbelt Road
- Nov. 26, 2018: Beltway Plaza mall mixed-use redevelopment in the works
- Dec. 7, 2018: With Beltway Plaza redevelopment in play, a new vision for Greenbelt Road emerges
- Dec. 11, 2018: Doc Drop: Beltway Plaza conceptual site plan application filed
- Jan. 9, 2019: Beltway Plaza owners add to Greenbelt Road holdings
- Jan. 11, 2019: Beltway Plaza update: Hearing pushed back as Greenbelt Council weighs proposal
- Feb. 11, 2019: Greenbelt grapples with Beltway Plaza redevelopment
- Feb. 12, 2019: Beltway Plaza redevelopment gets ‘conditional’ support of Greenbelt Council
- March 14, 2019: Beltway Plaza overhaul conceptual plans approved
- Oct. 25, 2019: Mixed-use Beltway Plaza redevelopment takes next step
- Jan. 21, 2020: Redeveloping Beltway Plaza axes townhomes from plans