Why Building Apartments Next To Suburban D.C. Metro Stations Doesn’t Always Work

Prince George’s County Planning Director Andree Green Checkley, Wood Partners’ Scott Zimmerly And Transwestern’s Robin Williams

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker pointed to Largo Town Center (next door to Glenarden and transit service to our residents) as a Metro station that has seen the ideal type of mixed-use development in its surrounding area. Construction is underway on a $543M regional hospital in Largo, a project that took years to move forward and is now expected to be completed in 2020.

Developers see suburban Metro stations as some of the most prime opportunities in the D.C. region, and Prince George’s County in particular has several undeveloped transit stops that appear to make it poised for growth. But some developers who have done transit-oriented projects in the county say it is not as simple as just building apartments on top of a Metro stop.

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