Pa­tri­ots Land­ing Devel­op­ment com­ing to Oxon Hill

The Enquire-Gazette - - Front Page - By JOHNATHON CLINKSCALES jclinkscales@somd­ Twit­ter: @JClink_En­qGaz

Prince Ge­orge’s County res­i­dents can look for­ward to road im­prove­ments and more hous­ing thanks to a new town­home devel­op­ment be­ing built in the Glass­manor area of Oxon Hill.

The new Pa­tri­ots Land­ing Devel­op­ment is ex­pected to bring nearly 67 town­homes to the Glass­manor com­mu­nity, one of six tar­get ar­eas iden­ti­fied un­der County Ex­ec­u­tive Rush­ern L. Baker’s Trans­form­ing Neigh­bor­hoods Ini­tia­tive (TNI) which in­cludes pro­mo­tion of eco­nomic devel­op­ment and in­fra­struc­ture en­hance­ments to des­ig­nated ar­eas inside the Belt­way, ac­cord­ing to De­part­ment of Per­mit­ting, In­spec­tions and En­force­ment Spokes­woman Su­san D. Hub­bard.

TNI, launched in April 2012, fo­cuses on up­lift­ing neigh­bor­hoods like Glass­manor that face sig­nif­i­cant eco­nomic, health, pub­lic safety and ed­u­ca­tional chal­lenges. Through this ini­tia­tive, the county strives to achieve Baker’s vi­sion of a thriv­ing econ­omy by tak­ing a more holis­tic ap­proach to im­prove the qual­ity of life for those res­i­dents while iden­ti­fy­ing ways to im­prove ser­vice de­liv­ery, ac­cord­ing to the county’s web­site.

Bal­ti­more-based Maren­berg En­ter­prises filed a pre­lim­i­nary plan for the 5.04 acre lot on Maury Av­enue where the Ge­or­gian Gar­dens Apart­ments once stood. The county de­mol­ished the apart­ments sev­eral years ago as part of an ef­fort to elim­i­nate eye­sores, a 2012 county news­let­ter noted.

“As part of the county ex­ec­u­tive’s [TNI], this is one of those ini­tia­tives where there was noth­ing there,” Hub­bard said. “A de­vel­oper is go­ing in and is go­ing to build the town­homes.”

Hub­bard said road im­prove­ments as­so­ci­ated with the devel­op­ment will cause a tem­po­rary road clo­sure at Maury Av­enue be­tween Irv­ing Street and Au­drey Lane for up to 60 days. Those im­prove­ments, how­ever, will not take place un­til the weather re­mains at or above 50 de­grees, she said.

“They haven’t started the work yet so [Maury Av­enue] is not closed yet,” said Hub­bard. “The weather has to be con­sis­tently warm for a pe­riod of time in or­der for them to do the milling and over­lay.”

In a re­cent press re­lease dated Feb. 25, Hub­bard said road­way en­hance­ments in­clude curb/gut­ter, storm drains, side­walks, street lights, street trees and road­way pave­ment over­lay. The tem­po­rary clo­sure will be im­ple­mented by pro­vid­ing a two-week no­tice prior to the tem­po­rary clos­ing to res­i­dents, lo­cal elected of­fi­cials and ap­pro­pri­ate lo­cal and state agen­cies; post­ing signs in the area to alert res­i­dents about the clos­ing; main­tain­ing and pro­vid­ing a de­tailed traf­fic main­te­nance con­trol and de­tour plan dis­trib­uted within the com­mu­nity and on the county’s web­site prior to the clo­sure; and pro­vid­ing ac­cess for lo­cal res­i­dents and emer­gency per­son­nel to the res­i­dences af­fected by the clos­ing.

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