2007-02-08, 12:33

Mixed use near the U.S. Census Bureau

By: Jonathan Groner
An interesting blog that specializes in D.C.-area real estate, http://dcmud.blogspot.com/, discussed yesterday a massive mixed-use project planned for an underserved, blighted area of Prince Georges County, Md.

Suitland, Md., hasn't exactly been an urban planner's dream, but it is the site of the U.S. Census Bureau, which is opening a new $340 million headquarters building.

DCMud reported of Feb. 7 that "after 20 years of buying land and a four-and-a-half year zoning process, Kevin Sills, President of Oakton-based Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Investments, is planning to break ground late this summer on a 22-acre, mixed-use residential and commercial development near the Suitland Metro and across the street from the future site of Prince George’s County Redevelopment Authority’s Suitland Manor. The $800 million Town Center at the intersection of Silver Hill and Suitland Roads will have 1 million s.f. of retail and office space as well as 1,100 residential units, likely including condominiums and apartments. "

So yet another area that is now characterized by dying strip malls may spring back to life by 2010.

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