WSSC redevelopment finds opposition in Hyattsville Council
Hyattsville City Council declined to support changes to land use rules sought in a redevelopment proposal of the former WSSC headquarters, abandoned next to Magruder Park since the early 1990s. But they also voted to provide no official reason for their position in official correspondence with county planning officials who will ultimately have the final say on the matter. But there’s another wrinkle, too. Prior to all of this, Hyattsville City Council approved a surprise motion to purchase a portion of the Hamilton Street WSSC parking lot property in order to expand Magruder Park if – and only if – the Prince George’s County Public Schools declines to purchase the land and if county planning officials approve the project. Pictured above: Hyattsville City Council members Edouard Haba (Ward Four) and Bart Lawrence (Ward One).