DISTRICT 3 COUNCIL MEMBER GLAROS ANNOUNCES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO
DEVELOP FORMER MARYLAND NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK POLICE SITE
Pre-submittal conference - Friday, November 15
Prince George’s County Council Member Dannielle Glaros (D) – District 3, announces the release of a competitive request for proposals (RFPs) to develop the former Maryland National Capital Park Police headquarters site. The property, located adjacent to the future Beacon Heights-East Pines Purple Line Station site, will fulfill the community vision for a mixed-income mixed use community as outlined in the East Riverdale Beacon Heights Sector Plan.
Located at 6700 Riverdale Road in Riverdale, the former headquarters of the Maryland National Capital Park Police is approximately six acres, strategically located in an Opportunity Zone which will include the Beacon Heights-East Pines Purple Line Station. The 16-mile Purple Line light rail, currently under construction, will extend from New Carrollton in Prince George’s County to Bethesda in Montgomery County and provide a direct connection to the Metro Red, Green and Orange lines for an estimated 74,000 riders daily.
“The release of the request for proposals to develop this county-owned property is incredibly exciting,” said Council Member Glaros. “Numerous partners, including the University of Maryland National Center for Smart Growth Purple Line Corridor Coalition; Kaiser Permanente’s Greater Riverdale Place-Based Initiative; and the community goals outlined in the East Riverdale Beacon Heights Sector Plan envisioned the opportunity to ensure this property provides housing affordability and retail amenities at this important transit-oriented development location.”
County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks responded to the announcement, “Enhancing the quality of life for Prince George’s County residents is paramount. This is a unique opportunity to bring high-quality mixed-use development to the doorstep of the Purple Line. We believe that it’s critical to ensure small and local business and people from all walks of life have the opportunity to thrive as we enhance this area. The collaboration between the County’s Office of Central Services and Redevelopment Authority was a key factor in leveraging this unique parcel to further the community’s vision.”
“Affordable housing is critical to building a healthy community. Our commitment to make lives better is a promise that goes beyond our members, employees and physicians. It extends to the neighborhoods in which we live and the communities we serve,” said Kaiser Permanente Community Health Director, George Leventhal. “As a part of that commitment, Kaiser Permanente has engaged with the Center for Community Investment on the Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities Initiative to deepen our investment in affordable housing and advance policies and practices that foster equitable housing solutions. This partnership will add quality affordable housing along a fast-developing corridor.”
Redevelopment Authority Executive Director, Steve Paul, invites all interested parties to attend the Pre-submittal Conference on Friday, November 15th. The conference is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s, 9200 Basil Court, Suite 200, Largo, MD 20772. Proposals must be received, and time-stamped by the Redevelopment Authority no later than January 10, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Find the full request for proposal details HERE.