Development Projects

The Riverfront at West Hyattsville 

In 2015 Hogan Companies and Gilbane Development proposed to develop a 25.3 acre parcel immediately northwest of the West Hyattsville Metro Station as a multifamily unit and townhouse development. The latest conceptual plan proposes 300 apartment units, 183 townhouses, and 10,000 square feet of retail/commercial space. The concept plan proposed a public park and amphitheater, improvements to the North Branch Trail and several connections of the property to the Metro station. 


Hyattsville Branch Library 

The Hyattsville Branch Library has been temporary relocated in order to build a $34 million new state of the art library in its previous location. A ground breaking ceremony was held Fall 2018. To see the video of the new library visit:

Purple Line

The Purple Line is a proposed high-capacity public transportation link between the Metrorail Red Line in Bethesda and Metrorail Orange Line in New Carrollton. The 16-mile light rail line would provide a direct connection between the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange lines that radiate into suburban Maryland from Washington D.C. It would also provide an east-west public transportation link between Montgomery County and Prince George’s County.

In December 2015, the Maryland Transit Administration received 4 proposals for the public-private partnership that would build and operate the light rail line. In March 2016, Governor Larry Hogan announced Purple Line Transit Partners as the firm selected to build and operate the system. Construction is estimated to begin in late 2016 and service anticipated to start in 2022. 

Additional Information

For more information about the Purple Line and its progress updates, please visit the Purple Line website.

Singer Building

The Menkiti Group was recently awarded development rights from the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County to redevelop the 3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue in the heart of Mount Rainier, MD. The Menkiti Group will preserve and restore the existing building envelope, and ultimately program the space with a vibrant mix of commercial uses with 12 residential units above. The plan, which features a 5,500 SF hardware store, 3,000 SF arts incubator, 1,400 SF cafe/restaurant will create day and evening activation of the site and serve as a catalyst for the further development of nearby properties. This project will also feature many sustainable design features including restored facades, green roof elements, a 30 KW solar array, solar hot water, stormwater and gray water harvesting, and LID streetscape improvements.

Avondale Overlook Townhouses

Located at 2300 Queens Chapel Rd this project consists of building 71 townhomes in the Avondale area.

Netzero Energy Townhomes

Joining the nearby Netzero home on 34th St in Mt. Rainier, this cutting edge project adds four more units from 1,940 sq. ft. to 2,910 sq. ft. on Perry St. This is the first top of the line green construction project of its kind in the County.  It was highlighted in the Washington Post Magazine.  This project redeveloped an empty, abandoned undeveloped block in walkable Mt. Rainier.

Artworks and Pizza Paradiso

A new 5,200 sq. ft. location for Artworks, co-located with Pizza Paradiso, space will more than double the size of the previous location.  Project includes the opening of Pizza Paradiso, one of a growing number of full-service restaurants in the neighborhood on Rhode Island Ave.  This location opened Summer 2017 and is the adaptive reuse of the Marche florist building.

Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center

After over a decade of waiting, the Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center, operated by the Maryland Transit Administration, provides bus service to over 12,000 customers daily, making it the largest non-Metrorail station transfer point in the Washington region. The center features a large well-lit canopy, ADA-accessible bus loading areas and real-time bus arrival screens. The center also provides an off-street location for safe bus boarding and transfers, and decreased vehicular- pedestrian incidents.

The transit center opened on December 22, 2016, located at 7900 New Hampshire Ave in Hyattsville, MD, and will allow for easy connections between Metrobus, Ride On, The Bus and the University of Maryland shuttle.