More Development Popping Up Around PG Plaza

Courtesy of Miller’s Ale House

More development is coming to Hyattsville around the Prince George’s Plaza Metro station, adding to the area’s growing housing and dining options.

A development company has filed preliminary plans for a 520-unit apartment complex on what is now a surface parking lot north of the Prince George’s Medical Center at University Town Center.

That would put the apartments right at the outer limits of the crucial half-mile from the Prince George’s Plaza Metro station — the farthest that most people will walk for mass transit.

Combined with the new Highline apartments in the nearby 10-story Metro II building, that means a lot more people will be living in the city center, a boon to nearby restaurants and coffee shops, which will see more foot traffic.

In addition, this fall the Mall at Prince Georges will add a Miller’s Ale House, a Florida-based chain centered on beer, chicken wings and televised sports. (It’s a popular spot to watch Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-views.)

Members of the city council pressed developers to make the exterior of the 8,285-square-foot restaurant, to be located at 3430 East-West Highway, more pedestrian-friendly, but overall the mall remains fairly car-centric.

Two other chain restaurants — Olive Garden and Outback Steakhouse — are similarly located on spots in the mall’s parking lot.

As noted by the Washington Business Journal, the real estate trust that owns the mall recently reported that it’s making $45 more per square foot there than it did the year before, thanks in part to new dining options.

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2 Responses to More Development Popping Up Around PG Plaza

  1. Rosemary Latney says:

    This new apartment development should instead be affordable condominiums for the middle class and disabled, There are enough new apartment complexes.

  2. JB says:

    “new dining options”? The Mezeh and &PIzza?

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