A proposed redevelopment of the Prince George’s Hospital Center could add a whole new neighborhood to Cheverly, creating what planners hope will be a “destination” mixed-use neighborhood with apartments, retail and commercial space available.
The proposal comes from the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County, which oversees the redevelopment of county-owned lands. The land will be coming available within a few years, as the 384-bed Prince George’s Hospital, situated on 26 acres called Hospital Hill, begins in June to transfer its operations to its replacement, the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center in Largo. It’s the end of a long history for the county hospital center in Cheverley. The facility opened in 1944 as a 100-bed hospital. Over the decades, it grew into a 384-bed hospital center, but has
“It’s not going to be like a light switch where one building closes and another building opens.
If seen through, the new property tax class would permit City Council to tax small apartment properties at different rates than other classes of real estate in the city, with an eye toward lowering their tax rate below that charged for larger apartment complexes. But the idea has a major policy obstacle to overcome to win the support of City Council members, who otherwise seem in favor of the concept.
College Park City Council scheduled a public hearing on proposed revisions to laws governing the city’s Revitalization Tax Credit program. Under the proposed changes, previously ineligible projects that were granted a tax credit in error would be given a waiver to re-apply for the tax credit.