Developer buys North Brentwood properties

Prime Rhode Island Avenue lots in North Brentwood has been sold to a prominent D.C. commercial real estate investor. According to state property records, several lots near 4550 Rhode Island Ave. in North Brentwood, including an abandoned vintage plumbing store, traded hands last month. The purchase, when combined with a neighboring property purchased in 2013, now leaves the developer with nearly 30,000 square feet of assembled properties fronting a rapidly-redeveloping Rhode Island Avenue corridor. In a transaction recorded Dec.

The modernist facade of Prince George's County's Administration Building in Upper Marlboro.

Required Reading: Graduation scandal fades; Potential obstacle for Hogan’s highway appears

Remember that graduation scandal in Prince George’s County? Pepperidge Farms remembers. Plus, senators raise objections to Chinese Metro car bid, lawmakers try to slow controversial plans to widen the Beltway, and a big project in Bowie advances. Graduation scandal eases as Prince George’s school system gets praise from state -The Washington Post

Justin M. Hartings, president of the Maryland State Board of Education, lauded the work of officials from Prince George’s County as they appeared Tuesday before the board to discuss a second audit of graduation-related practices. US Senators fear Chinese-made metro rail cars could be used for surveillance – ZDNet

“We have serious concerns about similar activity happening here in our nation’s capital, particularly when it could involve foreign governments that have explicitly sought to undermine our country’s economic competitiveness and national security.”

New Hyattsville Armory Apartments details revealed

The developers behind the Hyattsville Armory Apartments have fleshed out architectural designs for the proposed mixed-use development in the city’s downtown Baltimore Avenue corridor. Hyattsville City Council got a rundown on the new details at is Jan. 22, 2019, meeting. City officials have so far been receptive to the project, but some City Council members noted reiterated during the meeting concerns about affordability, parking and impacts on local schools. The Hyattsville Armory developers, Washington, D.C.,-based Urban Investment Partners, want to build a 285-unit mixed-use apartment building with 32,000 square feet of retail space on the western edge of the 5300 block of Baltimore Avenue between the Hyattsville Armory Crossover Church and Hamilton Street.