Melford Town Center
Owners of the Sears property at Bowie Town Center are proposing to build up to 800 housing units, retail, a hotel and/or offices on the site. Read on...
- Melford Mansions (Multi-Family Apartments) - Approved by City Council on July 1, 2019, and by the Prince George’s County Planning Board February 20, 2020.
- Melford Apartments (Multi-Family Eastern Wrap Building) - Approved by City Council on July 1, 2019
Two multi-family residential phases of Melford Village are proposed, north of Melford Boulevard and east of Curie Drive, along a new road named Lake Melford Avenue.
Proposal #1: Melford Mansions Detailed Site Plan for 435 multi-family apartment dwelling units in nine buildings. The aggregate total building square footage is approximately 705,000 square feet, which includes an approximately 12,000 square foot clubhouse and approximately 133,000 square feet of garage parking. In addition, the Detailed Site Plan includes the footprint and related infrastructure for one (1) additional building, which may include up to 72 units, located on the south side of Lake Melford Avenue.
Location: Northeastern quadrant of the Curie Drive/Lake Melford Avenue intersection (proposed) in the Northeast Neighborhood
Acreage/Zoning: 11 Acres/Zoned M-X-T (Mixed Use Transportation Oriented)
Proposal #2: Melford Apartments (Eastern Wrap Building) Detailed Site Plan for Infrastructure includes plans for infrastructure associated with a future 472-unit multi-family building.
Location: On the north side of Lake Melford Avenue at the end of Lake Melford Avenue (proposed) within the Northeast neighborhood.
Acreage/Zoning: 6.9 acres/Zoned M-X-T (Mixed Use Transportation Oriented)
Review/Approval Process for Lots in Melford Village
- Conceptual Site Plan (completed 2015);
- Preliminary Plan of subdivision (completed 2017);
- Detailed Site Plans for individual building sites
In 2006, the overall Melford property was rezoned from E-I-A (Employment and Institutional Area) to M-X-T, via the Bowie and Vicinity Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (SMA).
On April 21, 2014 the Bowie City Council voted to approve the Conceptual Site Plan for the Melford Village, with eight conditions, but determined that the residential component should be revised to include 1,000 senior multi-family units (which may include assisted living facility units), 1,000 non-senior multi-family units and 500 townhouse units. On March 23, 2015 the Prince George’s County Council, sitting as the District Council, approved #CSP-06002-01, with 25 conditions.
Most Recent Approvals
February 20, 2020 - Prince George’s County Planning Board APPROVAL of the Detailed Site Plan (#DSP-19052) for Melford Mansions.
July 1, 2019 - The Bowie City Council voted to recommend APPROVAL of the Detailed Site Plan for Melford Mansions.
July 1 ,2019 - The Bowie City Council voted to recommend APPROVAL of the Detailed Site Plan for Infrastructure.
Documents/Videos Related to the Current Proposal
May 28, 2019 Melford Mansions Stakeholder Meeting
April 22, 2014 City Council Position Letter on Conceptual Site Plan
February 8, 2016 City Council Position Letter Preliminary Plan #4-16006
July 3, 2019 City Council Position Letter DSP Melford Mansion
Other Building Construction Activity at Melford
Site grading is underway for infrastructure installation.
Thrive Assisted Living Facility – A four-story, 110,000 square foot, 140-unit assisted living facility was approved in 2016 (construction completed summer 2019).
Flex Space - two 34,560 sq. ft. flex buildings are under construction.
Permits have been issued to the developer for installation of traffic calming measures on Belair Drive to reduce speeds and deter traffic cut-through traffic from MD 3/Melford and from MD 450.
Melford Town Center History