P.G. Hospital redevelopment plans could reshape Cheverly

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.

With some concerns, Hyattsville asks state to review police coordination in wake of Capitol siege

Without much comment, Hyattsville City Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. But it took more discussion for a second resolution to be passed calling on state lawmakers to review regional law enforcement coordination, study the prevalence of extremist views in local law enforcement, and to expand state and local police powers against “domestic terrorism.”

Extra $487,000 found in Mount Rainier budget

Mount Rainier’s budget was boosted by $487,000 found unaccounted for in the city’s bank accounts. For a city with an annual budget of about $7 million, it’s good news in an era when other local governments are bracing for steep declines in tax revenue as a result of the pandemic. Now, city officials are weighing a bill that would use the money for staff pay hikes, facility repairs, and economic development programs. 

According to interim city manager Latasha Gatling, the city was unaware it had this money. Gatling provided cursory details of the surprise surplus during a Dec. 1, 2020 City Council discussion of a budget amendment to allocate the windfall.