Note: For New Carrollton RFQ click here.
4700 Garden City Drive
New Carrollton, MD 20784
New Carrollton is a unique transportation hub within the Washington region, combining a heavily utilized Metrorail and Metrobus end of line station with Amtrak, MARC, The Bus, and intercity bus lines at the intersection of two major highways. The new Purple Line light rail system is planned to traverse Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties from Bethesda to New Carrollton (terminating on the north parcel). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) occupies a three-building 1.2 million sf complex north of the station that houses approximately 5,000 employees. There is a pedestrian bridge connecting the IRS facility and the north station entrance. The 200 acre Metro East Office Park is located to the south and east of the station. In addition to office buildings, the Park contains a Marriott Courtyard Hotel.
The New Carrollton station area is envisioned as an exciting and livable transit oriented community with a mix of offices, stores, residences and hotel rooms in a location with unparalleled transportation access to the National Capital region. The Prince George’s County Transit District Overlay Zoning Map Amendment for New Carrollton (the “TDDP/TDOZ”). The TDDP calls for the transformation of the area to include up to 3,000 housing units; 2,600,000 square feet of office/commercial space; an extensive system of open spaces; an efficient street network that feels welcome to pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicular traffic alike; and a Metro station rebuilt as a grand urban transportation center.
The draft of the TDDP/TDOZ can be found at the following link:
In addition, the Urban Land Institute convened a Technical Assistance Panel to make recommendations for the area. Their report can be found at:
Together with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Metro issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in the fall of 2010, covering 39 acres of land owned in total by both organizations. The RFQ sought to find a highly qualified development team to convert the concepts of the TDDP to a more detailed development plan that would include a new street grid, proposed a mix of uses, and identified sites for development and expanded transit uses. On March 24, 2011 the Metro Board approved a development team led by Forest City Enterprises and Urban Atlantic Development, and including The Donohoe Companies, The Michael Companies, and Scientia Enterprises. Upon confirmation by the State of Maryland, the development team will begin work on the development plan in concert with Metro, the State, Prince George’s County, and local stakeholders.
In addition, there is an Amtrak station and waiting room, and a Greyhound Bus office.
Office of Station Area Planning and Asset Management
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
William Washburn, AICP
Community Planning North Division
The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, 4th Floor
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772