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Developers are pressing ahead with long-awaited plans to build new mixed-use apartment complexes near West Hyattsville Metro Station.
The developers are Gilbane Development Co., which is planning the construction on 8.1 acres of land almost immediately to the northwest of the station. The property was, until recently, owned by WMATA. If all goes to plan, the mixed-use buildings would neighbor a townhome community that is nearing completion, as well as a planned Kaiser Permanente medical facility. It’s all a part of the greater Riverfront at West Hyattsville Metro Station development that has been underway for several years.
Gilbane officials currently have an application before Prince George’s County planning authorities to split the parcel in two. In this “preliminary plan of subdivision” application, Gilbane officials indicate each parcel will hold 750 apartment units and 15,000 square feet of retail. The Prince George’s County Planning Board is expected to hear the case at its Sept. 20, 2021 meeting.
If the preliminary plan of subdivision is approved, a detailed site plan is expected to be filed later this year. At that stage, we would learn more design details of the project.
This is not the first attempt to develop these Metro properties. In 2005, Metro officials entered a joint development agreement for the entire station site, but it fell through in 2009 as the recession’s impacts were felt in the local construction industry.