County Planning Board Approval of Preliminary Plan 

On  March 9th, the Prince George's County Planning Board  approved a Preliminary Plan #4-16006 (submitted by St. John Properties) for the 129-acre Melford Village Project. The subdivision will consist of:

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. 
The Preliminary Plan of Subdivision was approved by the City Council at a meeting in February 2017. Council voted to support the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision by a vote of 6-1. (A Conceptual Site Plan, allowing up to 2,500 residential dwelling units, was previously 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.