In a mostly-procedural – and sometimes confusing – step, Hyattsville City Council gave its conditional blessing to a proposal to redraw property lines on a 4-acre property to accommodate a planned 880-unit mixed-use residential development near the University Town Center Neighborhood. This project is unique in that developers Dewey LC and its parent Prince George’s Metro Center Inc. did not complete assembly of the property they hope to build upon before starting the development application process. This past June, Dewey LC received county approval to redraw property lines – or its “preliminary plan of subdivision” – for a 17.30-acre, horseshoe-shaped parcel of land bordering Belcrest Road, Toledo Road and Adelphi Road dubbed “The Dewey Property”. That property will hold 500 units, according to planning documents. The application considered last night by Hyattsville City Council focused instead on the formerly missing “Dewey East Parcel”, a dagger-shaped, 4.3-acre slice of land today occupied by a large parking lot.