Metro to consider redevelopment and improvements at Capitol Heights, Morgan BlvdMetro is inviting the public to comment on two proposed projects to redevelop and improve the Capitol Heights and Morgan Boulevard Metrorail stations.
Under a joint development plan, the surface parking lot at the Capitol Heights Station would be converted into a multi-use residential and retail development with possible metered/paid parking spaces on Davey Street.
- Approximately 180-200 units of housing with 120 residential parking spaces
- Approximately 18,000 square feet of retail space with 20 retail parking spaces, eight that are accessible
- A landscaped, pedestrian plaza between the existing Kiss & Ride and bus loop
- Approximately four townhouse units across Davey Street
- Possible addition of 43 12-hour metered/paid parking spaces along Davey Street if the project is approved
In addition, Metro is proposing improvements at the Morgan Boulevard station to reconfigure the bus loop and expand capacity in the Park & Ride lot (detailed picture below). The changes would include:
- Modify the Kiss & Ride by converting long-term metered parking spaces into Park & Ride spaces
- Increase the number of Park & Ride spaces by up to 150
- Reconfigure part of the bus loop area to improve access to the station
- Modify four bus bays and remove four others
Metro is encouraging customers, the community and stakeholders to comment by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2016. There are several ways to provide feedback:
- Take an online survey at wmata.com/plansandprojects
- Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Speak with project staff at the Capitol Heights Metrorail station Wednesday, October 12 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Attend an open house at 6:30 p.m. and public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17 at Capitol Heights Elementary School, 601 Suffolk Ave, Capitol Heights, MD. Shuttle buses will be provided from the Capitol Heights Metro station starting at 6:00 p.m. The last shuttle will return 15 minutes after the hearing concludes.
If approved, construction is projected to begin on the Capitol Heights joint development in late 2018 and will last approximately two years. The Morgan Boulevard improvements, if approved and funding is secured, are expected to take one year to complete.