HYATTSVILLE WIRE: A multigenerational recreational center is planned for the former site of the Beth Torah synagogue in Hyattsville.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission plans to use a wooded lot next to the synagogue building at 6710 Adelphi Rd. and other neighboring properties totaling 5.3 acres to build the rec center.
The rest of the synagogue property is slated for a 321-unit apartment building with shops on the ground floor.
Built in 1985, the current rec center at 6600 Adelphi Rd. is about 13,000 square feet. It will be torn down to make way for an 86,000-square-foot facility with a gym, fitness center, indoor track and multipurpose rooms.
The MNCPPC chose the site for a rec center because it’s close to the library, the Hyattsville Crossing Metro station and the University Town Center development.