According to this diagram created by Metro its not in Prince George’s County. A good post from Greater Greater Washington points out that this map from metro shows a distinct lack of development near metro stations in Prince George’s County.
The most visually evident conclusion: Prince George’s County is completely failing to take advantage of its existing Metro infrastructure.
About the only area in our county to show a increase in development near metro is College Park. So kudos to us. It is befuddling however how we can have a metro station for over twenty years and still be waiting on the bulk of the development to take place nearby.
Of course there are also success stories like this one from the Post detailing new apartments in Hyattsville right next to Metro.
The 260-unit complex sits across the driveway from the Prince George’s Plaza Green Line station. It is the first apartment complex on Metro property in Prince George’s County, Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said.
The transit-oriented development aims to curb car use by putting public transportation, offices, restaurants and shops within walking distance of home. Such developments can mean less pollution and more personal time for commuters who otherwise would sit in traffic, said Andy Kunz, director of NewUrbanism.org, an Alexandria-based nonprofit group that promotes progressive urban design.
If Mrs. Wylie is serious about having Faculty and Staff live in College Park this what we need more of.