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Greystar Plans Mixed-Use Project Next To UMD Campus In College Park

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The retail properties on Lehigh Road in College Park that Greystar plans to replace with a mixed-use project
The retail properties on Lehigh Road in College Park that Greystar plans to replace with a mixed-use project

The Baltimore Avenue corridor in College Park has seen a wave of development in recent years, with the latest plans coming just steps from the University of Maryland campus. 

Greystar plans to build a mixed-use project with 341 student housing units and 32K SF of commercial space to replace a strip of retailers just off Baltimore Avenue, The Diamondback reports

The retail strip on Lehigh Road includes Insomnia Cookies, Marathon Deli, Krazi Kebob, Café Hookah, Kevin Nails, Lotsa Pizza and a UPS store. It would not include any business with a storefront facing Baltimore Avenue, also known as Route 1. The property sits one block south of one of the main entrances to the UMD campus. 

The developer filed a preliminary application that addresses the subdivision of the property, and it plans to file more detailed site plans at a later date. The Prince George's County Planning Board is scheduled to vote on the project Nov. 7. 

The project is the latest in a series of developments moving forward along College Park's booming Baltimore Avenue corridor. Wood Partners completed a 275-unit development earlier this year after a five-alarm fire in 2017 forced the developer to restart the project. 

WeWork opened its first college campus location in February in a former warehouse building just off Baltimore Avenue. The coworking space sits next to the Hotel at UMD, a $180M project that delivered in September 2017. Bozzuto began demolition earlier this year on the site of planned 393-unit building with 59K SF of retail. Additional student housing projects including Landmark Apartments and Terrapin Row have also opened since 2015. 

Several developers will discuss College Park's growth at Bisnow's Future of Prince George's County event Sept. 11 at the Hotel at UMD.