South Lake

  1. Stakeholders Meeting on Mixed-Use Redevelopment of Sears Property

    The Sears store at Bowie Town Center has closed. The City will hold a Stakeholders Meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7 p.m. to discuss mixed use redevelopment of the site. The meeting takes place at City Hall. Info: 301-809-3047. Read on...
  2. Trails Master Plan Workshop - February 2, 9 a.m. - noon

    Join the Planning Department to update the City's 2002 Trails Master Plan. We want your ideas, and suggestions for the future of our trails network. Come to the workshop to help us identify issues and concerns about bicycling and walking in Bowie.
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Karington LLC is requesting Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for this development. 

View the TIF application materials introduced at the September 17, 2018 City Council Meeting. 

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South Lake is an approved mixed-use planned community to be built just south of Central Avenue on the southbound side of US 301. 

Current Proposal

Current plans include:

  • 380,000 square feet of retail commercial space
  • 220,000 square feet of employment uses
  • 390 hotel rooms
  • 1,885 dwelling units, including:     
    • 136 single-family detached units
    • 935 townhouse units
    • 390 multi-family units
    • 224 two-family units
    • 200 senior housing units

Project Snapshot

Proposal: A total of 1,885 dwelling units, 600,000 square feet of commercial space and 390 hotel rooms

Location: Southwest quadrant of US 301 and MD 214

Acreage/Zoning: 381.52 acres/Zoned E-I-A (Employment and Institutional Area) with mixed-use community designation

Tax Increment Financing: Developer Karington LLC has filed an application for Tax Increment Financing with the City. Learn more...

Review/Approval Process

  1. Conceptual Site Plan (completed 2004);
  2. Preliminary Plan of subdivision (completed 2004, latest reconsideration approved by Prince George's County in 2018); 
  3. Detailed Site Plans for individual building sites

A Conceptual Site Plan and Preliminary Plan of subdivision for the original mixed-use plan were approved by Prince George’s County in 2004 and included 650,000 square feet of office use, 343,000 square feet of retail use, two hotels and 1,239 dwelling units. A reconsideration and revised Preliminary Plan of subdivision was approved by the County Planning Board on February 16, 2017 that resulted in the following development quantities: 475,000 square feet of retail commercial, 200,000 square feet of employment uses, 390 hotel rooms, and 1,294 dwelling units, including: 136 single-family detached units, 664 townhouse units, 390 multi-family units and 104 two-family units.

Most Recent Approval

Reconsideration of Preliminary Plan #4-04035

January 25, 2018 - The Prince George’s County Planning Board voted unanimously to APPROVE a reconsideration of the original Preliminary Plan conditions for Karington. The requested revisions include elimination of a direct access to MD 214 in favor of an alternative northern access (from Old Central Avenue) and relocation of the proposed Master Plan trail alignment out of the Collington Branch floodplain and environmentally sensitive area to run alongside the public street system within the development. The approved changes make it possible for the developer to achieve a net increase in the total number of dwelling units in the project, from 1,294 dwelling units in the original approval to 1,885 units.

June 6, 2016 – City Council approved Resolution R-18-16 authorizing the City Manager to execute an annexation agreement with Karington, LLC.

In 2016, the developer requested approval of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, asking both Prince George’s County and the City of Bowie for assistance in financing the cost of the project’s infrastructure improvements. A TIF District was designated by the Prince George’s County Council and is pending final approval.

Current Proposal Documents

Preliminary Plan #4-17027

Dwelling Unit Table, Preliminary Plan #4-17027

Traffic Impact Analysis 6-14-2018

Status Report  1-25-2018

Annexation Agreement  6-6-2016