Report on the Urban-Atlantic Project

Sept. 8, 2016--About 25 residents of West Lanham Hills, Hansen Oaks and Carrollan Gardens, along with New Carrollton Mayor Andy Hanko and Councilwoman Danielle Glaros, attended an informational presentation about a planned development project on the East side of the New Carrollton Metro Station (the “Landover” side, near Pennsy Drive, Corporate Drive, Garden City Drive.)

 

Urban Atlantic President Vicki Davis shared the artists’ renderings of the planned project, currently called New Carrollton METRO.  It would include some 250 luxury apartments, a commercial building for a single company, some 150,000 square feet of retail space and a parking facility of 6 or 7 levels.  This “phase one” would be followed by other construction in that area. 

 

Construction on the project is planned to begin in 2017.  Employment opportunities for local residents are intended, with some 20 percent of hiring intended to be of local residents.  Exact types of skills/professions are not yet clear, but Ms. Davis said they will keep us informed. 


This project is on the other side of the Amtrak/Metro rail from our community, and will not be directly connected to us.  The luxury apartments will probably range from $1,600 to $2,200 per month in rent.  No affordable housing plans are currently in place for the development. 

 

The only amenity that the project may offer for the surrounding community is a possible bike trail. 

 

In terms of the vision for the project, Ms. Davis said “The selling point starts with a great location, ease of access, and excellent transit.  The development then will focus on creating a sense of place.  This site is the core for much greater redevelopment of the surrounding area, much of which is already in place with local and regional employment.  Our goal is to create a community with a daytime and evening presence that is in fact a work, live, play – quality, authentic community, that connects with and enhances surrounding communities.” 

 

For more information, check their website: www.urban-atlantic.com