Owner, St. John Properties, Inc. is requesting the City’s approval recommendation for a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision for 1,793 dwelling units, including 293 townhouse units, 1,000 multi-family units, 500 senior age-restricted multi-family units and 528,500 square feet of commercial and office uses.

At the February 6, 2017 City Council meeting, Council voted to support the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision by a vote of 6-1. The County Planning Board will hear the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision. There will be a County Planning Board Hearing on the Preliminary Plan in early March.
(A Conceptual Site Plan, allowing up to 2,500 residential dwelling units, was approved in 2014.)  

This project is nearing the end of the Development Review Process. Detailed Site Plans must be approved for each parcel in the development, prior to the issuance of building permits.  Public hearings will be scheduled by the City and County as each Detailed Site Plan is filed for this project.

Other Activity at Melford


Clearing and grading are underway on a parcel of land on Melford Boulevard slated for a hotel. A site plan containing three hotel buildings was approved by the County in 2008. To date, one hotel has received construction approval on the site.

Thrive Assisted Living Facility

An assisted living facility is planned at Melford. The Site Plan for Thrive Assisted Living Facility was approved by the County in 2016. The 140-unit facility will take approximately 16 months to complete. 



Melford, formerly known as the Maryland Science and Technology Center, and before that as the University of Maryland Science and Technology Center, has a long and complicated history. It currently is home to a US Census Bureau Computing Facility, the Institute for Defense Analysis, the Masonry Institute Training Facility, the Prince George’s County 911 Center, several office buildings of varying sizes, and flex space.

Please contact the Planning Department if you have questions about this project at 301-809-3047.