Prince George’s County’s 15 Metrorail Stations represent economic opportunity – for the County and private sector. The Washington, DC region’s real estate market is one of the strongest in the country. With a robust regional rail system – the second largest in the country - Metro has been a significant driver of development. The federal government and private sector office users are more often turning to transit accessible sites. There is a growing demand for walkable, mixed-use, transit accessible communities, particularly among young professionals who are key to developing an innovation economy. The County’s 15 stations should be primed to take advantage of these trends.
Bringing Focus to an Existing Strategy
Building on growing momentum and success in the county.
The opportunity and reality of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the county.
Policy of supporting TOD in the county has been in place for 3 years.
Supporting quality TOD development that meets county expectations and our identified targets for density, mixed use, and vision.
This proposal is intended to "breakthrough" previous real and perceived impediments to TOD at the county's metro stations, and its breadth demonstrates the collective commitment of both the County Executive and the County Council.
We invite the private sector to step up and participate in the county's economic growth and prosperity.