The long-debated Cafritz rezoning plan will face a watershed moment next week, as the Prince George's County District Council prepares to debate and vote on the proposal this Monday, July 9.
The Council's session is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building (4741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro).
Public hearings on the Cafritz plan—which lasted 30-plus hours over six days— with remarks from residents and attorneys involved in the case.
The Council now must vote on the application before the July 20 deadline, or it will automatically be deemed disapproved.
Under the proposal, a 37-acre parcel on the north end of Riverdale Park would be redesignated from single-family detached residential (R-55) to mixed-use town center (M-UTC), easing the way for the construction of more than 900 units of housing, a 35,000-square-foot Whole Foods, a 120-room hotel, and additional office and retail space.
Supporters contend the project will spur economic growth and bring a desirable mix of retail and residential development to the area—.
Critics charge that the plan would impose extreme fiscal, environmental, and traffic pressure on the surrounding communities.
See below for past coverage of the approval process:
- May 11:
- May 7:
- May 4:
- April 30:
- April 13:
- April 11:
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- Nov. 17:
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- Jan. 10: