Project DescriptionFROM THE ARCHITECTS:
Branch Avenue Transit Corridor Revitalization Plan – A Model for Suburban Retofit: The project is focused on communities in transition along the Branch Avenue (MD Rt. 5) corridor between the Terminal Blue Line Metro Station and Southern Maryland Hospital in Prince George’s County, Maryland. These communities, and their existing commercial centers, share common opportunities and constraints and are part of an important commuter corridor. Future BRAC growth at the adjacent Air Force Base, the planned expansion of medical services and office space at Southern Maryland Hospital, and a planned BRT transit line on the corridor, create opportunities for reshaping growth and revitalization within existing communities along the corridor. The new station area plans provide a strategic framework for redeveloping aging strip retail centers into moderate density compact mixed-use, pedestrian friendly transit-oriented places, each with a unique identity and sense of place, informed by the communities they serve.