Prince George’s Metro Area Development Plans (Demo)

From DC Mud, “As part of the development around the Prince George’s Plaza Metro station, the Contee Company, LLP, is redeveloping 25 of the its 35 acres, along with Old Town Construction and the Lessard Design.  The developer now intends to build several thousand housing units and an office building. Currently, it is working on a building dubbed ‘Building 6,’ which will replace 5 recently demolished buildings. 
Building 6 will be a 4-story, 283-unit, 360,000 s.f. garden-style podium building with an underground parking garage, replacing the 105 units demolished.
‘It’ll have all the great bells and whistles to compete with all the great projects,’  said Jared Spahn, a Managing Member of Old Town Construction.  The bells and whistles apparently include fitness rooms, a business center and meditation gardens to presumably spend time in after spending a long day in the business center. Spahn said it needed to be “extremely high-end to compete with the other great projects that have been invested in around that Metro station.”
Sounds like a great progression for the area.  Now all we need is jobs to help people cover the rent.  I’m glad to see good development happening though.  Aaaaaaah, the sweet sounds of gentrification.


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Heard Lessard speak at National Harbor on Wdnesday. Surprised he has pulled Lessard Group out of trouble; so much turnover in his firm that you wonder how he earns this kind of attention. Still, the county needs players.

What was the occasion for his speaking?

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