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Townhomes Coming to West Hyattsville

The area around the West Hyattsville Metro station is getting a new development. The city appears on track to approve a new mixed-use development on Ager Road that will include 183 townhomes, 300 apartments, 9,000 square feet of retail and … Continue reading

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New Townhomes on Sale in Hyattsville

Two new townhome developments are going on sale in the Hyattsville area. Ryan Homes will soon begin selling four-level townhomes at Editor’s Park on East-West Highway near the Home Depot, while Stanley Martin will offer townhomes at Riverdale Park Station near … Continue reading

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More High-End Apartments for Hyattsville

More high-end apartments are planned within walking distance of the Prince George’s Plaza Metro station. Located on the former Kiplinger Editors Press site near the Home Depot on East West Highway, the five-story apartment building would feature 352 apartments ranging from … Continue reading

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Hyattsville: A One-Car Kind of Town

Hyattsville is a one-car kind of town. According to the American Community Survey’s 2012 estimates for Hyattsville, more than 60 percent of Hyattsville residents have either one car or none. That’s roughly 19 percentage points higher than the national average. The … Continue reading

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Metro Eyes Changes to West Hyattsville Station

Metro planners are looking for proposals to redevelop land around the West Hyattsville station. According to the Washington Business Journal, the station is one of four that were picked by a Metro planning and real estate committee to seek proposals … Continue reading

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The Purple Line Gets the Nod from Obama

President Obama has recommended building the Purple Line, a light-rail line that would pass through Riverdale Park and the University of Maryland campus. In a proposed budget released this week, Obama included $100 million as a first payment toward the … Continue reading

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A New Look for Fort Totten

Two massive projects will reshape the area around the Fort Totten Metro station. As local leaders consider updating a zoning plan for the area around the Prince George’s Plaza Metro station, it’s worth taking a look at what is happening … Continue reading

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A Half-Mile from the Prince George’s Plaza Metro

There’s a rule of thumb that people won’t walk more than a half mile to a transit station. It’s a handy way to gauge how many people might live or work in the area around a given stop, so we … Continue reading

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Ride the Purple Line

The Purple Line won’t open until 2020, but you can see what it will look like to ride it with this series of short videos. Using a jerry-rigged dashboard cam, the Hyattsville Wire drove a section of the planned route … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park’s Elevated Train Station

The Purple Line station in Riverdale Park will be one of the few places the planned light-rail line is elevated. The 16-mile transit line, which will run from New Carrollton to Bethesda when it opens in 2020, mostly runs along … Continue reading

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