Central Avenue Planning & Beltsville Development

Beltsville Brickyard Station, Mixed-Use Project Moves Into Second Phase
Prince George’s Planning Organization Holding Open House on Central Avenue Development

Didn’t know that this big old Brickyard Station development was coming up in Beltsville/LaurelCould Konterra be far off?  Westphalia? Good Lord. Prince George’s County is looking up no matter WHAT the news says.  The completion of WMATA’s Purple Line is going to be a boon for this development; it’s situated between Beltsville and Laurel with access to the MARC train.
From Citybizlist: Jackson-Shaw has kicked off the next phase of residential development at Brickyard Station, a 63-acre, master-planned, transit-oriented community in Beltsville, MD.  The developer recently completed the sale of approximately eight acres to JLB Partners for the construction of 433 Class A multifamily units at Brickyard Station. In addition, Ryland Homes is beginning construction on its model homes, in anticipation of developing more than 400 single-family homes and townhomes in the community.
Both projects represent a combined investment of $200 million for Brickyard Station.  Brickyard Station was designed to emulate the LEED Neighborhood Development program, which promotes the creation of communities that support economic development, environmental improvement, educational  growth, and safe and clean streets. The pedestrian-friendly campus includes walking and biking trails and large open green spaces.  Brickyard Station also offers residents a wide range of transportation options. The site is located adjacent to the MARC Rail Station (Camden Line), and plans are in place for the station to become an intermodal hub for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), an express bus corridor from Shady Grove to Montgomery Co. along a new extension of the Inter-County Connector (ICC) that will reach U.S. Route 1.
The 2013 completion of the ICC, an 18-mile highway between U.S. Route 1/Interstate 95 and Interstate 270 that links Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties and has its eastern terminus adjacent to Brickyard Station, will also provide Brickyard Station commuters automobile access to government agencies such as the Department of Defense and the Federal Drug Administration.
 
Central Avenue, Prince George'sPlanning for the Central Avenue corridor’s development is sorely needed so this invitation to come out and learn about the plan is right on time.  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2012, 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH, 410 ADDISON ROAD SOUTH, SEAT PLEASANT, MD 20743.  Funny how the church is still the center of our planning and meeting place.  Love it.
From the flyer:
LEARN more about Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and the future of the Central Avenue-Metro Blue Line Corridor.
TRANSFORM the corridor’s appearance through a set of complete streets policies.
ENGAGE with Prince George’s County and M-NCPPC to advance the Central Avenue-Metro Blue Line Corridor TOD Implementation Project.  
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Tanya Hedgepeth, TANYA.HEDGEPETH@PPD.MNCPPC.ORG or (301) 780-8165
 

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