State MARC Station Development Project is the outgrowth of the 2010 Approved
Bowie State MARC Station Sector Plan which sought to develop a vibrant
community center with pedestrian-friendly streets and a small “college town” character.
This 94-acre transit-oriented development site (from the greater 219-acre
County owned property) is bordered by the Bowie MARC Station, MD 197 and Bowie
State University. In addition to featuring mixed-uses of neighborhood
retail, housing and inviting public spaces within walking distance of the
transit station, the Bowie MARC Station Project will create significant
economic opportunities to tap into the unmet demand driven by its location near
Bowie State University and to support the surrounding Bowie community.
In 2015, Council Member Todd M. Turner, working with Council Members Dannielle Glaros and Andrea Harrison, led a renewed emphasis on the maintenance and redevelopment of the Glenn Dale Hospital Historic District site, situated on Glenn Dale and Annapolis Roads. In 1994, the State legislature passed a law restricting development of the 60-acre former hospital to a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), but past efforts to sell or develop have been unsuccessful. The County Council, County Executive Rushern Baker, District 24 State Delegation, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), County Redevelopment Authority and citizens have been working to address the existing health and safety conditions of the site and potential redevelopment of the Hospital. The County has worked to determine the market potential for a CCRC and in spring 2016, the process will begin to select a CCRC development team to determine fiscal feasibility for the project.