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Gallery: Kiplinger Property Concepts

Renderings give idea of development which could one day occupy the Kiplinger property on East-West Highway.

The Hyattsville City Council will again be considering whether or not to support a proposed rezoning of the Kiplinger property near the Prince George's Plaza Metro Station.

Property owners Kiplinger Washington Editors, a trade publication company based out of Washington, DC, want to rezone the 11 acre property to allow for mixed-use, transit oriented development. A conceptual site plan submitted per the requirements of their rezoning request envisions an 870 unit apartment/condominum development with a parking garage and 34,200 square feet of commercial or retail space at the west corner of the property.

During the last city council meeting, there was some amount of confusion over what the conceptual site plan looked like, in no small part because of a lack of renderings in the council's document packet that week. This week, however, that's changed, and members of the public get their first real glimpse at how property owners might redevelop the 3400 block of East West Highway.

Two weeks ago, the city council took no action on the Kiplinger rezoning. Instead, Hyattsville's elected leaders gave the property owners a list of concerns and critiques on the project, such as moving the retail and commercial space from the west to the north side of the property, along East-West Highway. City leaders also wanted the development to include more green space, and minimize traffic impacts on Editor's Park Drive. City council members do, however, seem to want a traffic signal at the intersection of Editor's Park Drive and East-West Highway.

s February 04, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Love it! I wish they would connect Editor's Park Drive to 33ave in the neighborhood behind so it would be faster and easy to get to Giant and the shops
HyattsvilleCouldBeBetter February 04, 2013 at 07:27 PM
I don't think the local neighborhoods would want the increased traffic but it would reduce the number of people making left turns at Queens Chapel onto Belcrest.
Effie Kalapothakos February 21, 2013 at 04:14 AM
Will this be another empty storefront space location, like what we have at the University Town Center? Shouldn't the council get more involved in making properties that are around right now more attractive to retailers, grocers, etc.?

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