College Park is moving ahead on a project to build shops and apartments on a stretch of land off Campus Drive near the airport.
Known as “Aviation Landing,” the 1.3 million-square-foot project will include restaurants, shops and around 900 apartments when completed.
Currently home to parking lots and a small handful of industrial businesses, the land has become more valuable with the growth of the nearby Discovery District research park, new apartments and shops around the College Park Metro station and the upcoming Purple Line.
Aviation Landing is currently planned to be completed by 2026, when the light-rail transit line is expected to open.
“We’re making a place in Prince George’s County for our residents to gather without putting more cars on the road,” County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said at a recent event.
The project is being handled by the Terrapin Development Co., a partnership between the University of Maryland and the nonprofit University of Maryland College Park Foundation.
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