Patriots Landing Development coming to Oxon Hill
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.