Immediately adjacent to the entrance at the College Park Metro station, a brand new mixed-use destination is planned with residential, retail, and amenity space. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced that they have signed an agreement with the Gilbane Development Company to develop a 440-unit project with the hope to bring more residences and jobs near the station.
There are also plans for a “one-acre intermodal village green” with additional pedestrian and safety improvements to the area. An existing 530-space Park & Ride surface lot is planned to be removed. The retail space will total more than 12,000 square feet, according to the Washington Business Journal.
The mixed-use development is part of University of Maryland’s Discovery District project, as reported by UrbanTurf. According to WMATA’s announcement, WMATA has enabled over 30 transit-oriented development projects in the D.C. area since 1975.
• Metro announces agreement for joint development project at College Park Station [WMATA]
• Metro, Gilbane lock deal for 440-unit College Park development [Washington Business Journal]
• 440 Apartments and a Village Green Slated for College Park Metro [UrbanTurf]