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March 13, 2017
Dan Ryan Builders, grocer Lidl and Wawa are all awaiting a final District Council decision for an Allentown Road property.
The three have laid claim to most of a planned mixed-use project in Camp Springs, where Velocity Development has under contract 13 acres in the northeast quadrant of Allentown Road and Branch Avenue. But the detailed site plan for the townhouse and retail plan was ‘pulled for review’ at the District Council, meaning it will endure further scrutiny before a final decision.
Dan Ryan has dibs on the 59 townhouse lots at what is called ‘Allentown Andrews Gateway,’ giving it a set of 20-foot wide units. Lidl would occupy a 36,000 square foot grocery store, and from a 5,000 square feet building, Wawa would sell gas, coffee, and made-to-order sandwiches.
Beyond the Wawa and Lidl, Velocity proposes 14,000 feet of retail for which no tenants are yet named.
Dan Ryan’s towns would be rear-loaded, a new townhouse product for it locally. The builder’s product passed muster with local residents, who had previous to Velocity seen plans for over 300 rental apartments. Like other mixed-use projects, the development is benefitting from legislation passed over a year ago that removed a cap on townhouses in the M-X-T zone. Because a transit line is supposed to one day run down Route 5 to Waldorf, planners had supported additional density at the site, even encouraging Velocity to develop two-over-two’s.
July 16, 2015
A local developer looks to revamp the Kingdom Square Mall in Capitol Heights, Maryland, that would include 600 residences, a 250-room hotel, and a grocery store.
According to documents from Velocity Capital of Capital Heights, the company also proposes to build 125,000 square feet of office space on the property South of the Beltway and about 3 miles from FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
Read the article: https://issuu.com/wi3117/docs/the_washington_informer_-_july_16_2
A community meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2012, to give Velocity Capital the opportunity to meeting with the Park View community, present their plans for a 20-unit mixed-use building, and answer any questions or concerns residents have. Managing partner Brandon Bellamy gave his first presentation on the building at the November 14, 2012, ANC 1A meeting. He will be returning to ANC 1A in January seeking a letter of support for the project.
The meeting will be held at the Bruce-Monroe @ Park View school and start at 7 p.m. (Room to be determined).
I provided an introduction to the project on November 5th, in advance of the ANC meeting.
The project is anticipated to be 5 stories in height. The residential density is comprised of one and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 550-800 +/- sq. ft. by right with a 65′ height limit and 75% lot coverage. The proposed floor plate is 3,700 sq. ft. The project amenities include but are not limited to a rooftop deck and ground floor retail appropriate for a restaurant.