WASHINGTON — Prince George’s County officials break ground Thursday on Town Square at Suitland Federal Center, called the largest redevelopment project in the Maryland county’s history.
Town Square at Suitland Federal Center, at 4730 Homer Ave., is a 1-million-square-foot, mixed-use development that will include close to 900 apartments and single family homes, 100,000 square feet of retail space and a 50,000-square-foot performing arts center.
It has the potential of being a big economic driver for Suitland.
“Over the last 20 years, there have been many attempts to create the right development for Suitland, and we are finally making it happen,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.
“This new Town Square at Suitland Federal Center will be the spark that will ignite the Suitland community that residents have been longing for. I have been telling folks to ‘buy Suitland’ for the last few years and this project will be the foundation of what we hope will be the rebirth of Suitland,” he said.
Prince George’s County says the economic impact of the project will be more than $400 million in construction costs and will create 1,200 construction jobs.
The Town Square at Suitland Federal Center project recently won an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for Master Planning and Landscaping, and is considered a premier example of sustainable master planning.
Phase one of the project will include construction, set to begin in early 2018, of for-sale town houses by Reston, Virginia-based homebuilder NVR and a senior apartment building by developer Mission First.
Phase two, scheduled for 2020, will include the addition of 540 apartments.
Phase three will include the retail space and performing arts center.