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July 2019

Amazon May Build New Distribution Warehouse at Westphalia Town Center in Upper Marlboro, MD

The biggest news in Upper Marlboro in recent days is the possibility of Amazon building a sprawling 4 million-square-foot warehouse at the Westphalia Town Center in Upper Marlboro, MD.  A big open field (pictured) currently sits alongside Pennsylvania Ave (Route 4) near the Woodyard Rd. exit.

Westphalia_empty_field

Last week, the Prince George’s County Planning Board approved a zoning change to Westphalia’s development plan. This change added a “merchandise logistics center” as a facility where goods and products are received, sorted, packed and stored for the purpose of distribution to parcel carriers or delivery directly to a customer. That sounds like it was tailored to Amazon's operations.

The site was marketed not just for residential, but for multi-use as well.  Retail shops, office space, and green open areas will be smaller if Amazon gets approved by the Prince George's County Planning board to build.  

Some residents of Westphalia have already voiced their concerns opposing the new facility and have begun a petition. They don’t want increased traffic and pollution which may drive home prices down.  They want what the developer promised……..shops, restaurants, office space, and green space in addition to the residential area, not a massive merchandise logistics center (warehouse distribution center). 

Westphalia_entrance_sign

Recent townhome sales in Westphalia have peaked to a maximum of up to $470K for a 4 bedroom unit with the median sale for a 3 bedroom at $365K. One might ask if the average Amazon worker will be able to afford to live in the Westphalia neighborhood he or she would be working in?

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

List of Neighborhood Subdivisions in Upper Marlboro,MD

There are roughly 90+ advertised subdivisions in the 20772 and 20774 zip codes of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  This includes areas such as Largo, Kettering, The Town of Upper Marlboro and Greater Upper Marlboro. Here's a list I compiled that may help you recall a neighborhood you may have driven by and liked.

Balmoral

Beachtree

Beacon Hill

Bellehaven Estates

Belmont Crest

Brandywine Country

Brock Hall

Brookwood

Cameron Grove

Canter Creek

Charles Hill

Cherry Tree Estates

Chester Grove

Claggett Landing

Collington Estates

Croom Acres

Croom Station

Dower Ridge Estates

Dower Village

Drumsheugh

Duvall

Edward Estates

Enterprise Forest

Equestrian Estates

Estonian Estates

Eversfield

Foxchase

Graystone at Marlborough

Greens of Marlton

Heritage Glen

Hollaway Estates

Kettering

Kings Creek Ests

Kingston Manor

La Dova Heights

Largo

Largo Knolls

Linwood Knolls

Little Washington

Manor Knolls

Marlboro Downs

Marlboro Meadows

Marlboro Pointe

Marlboro Ridge

Marlboro Riding

Marlborough South

Marlton

Marwood

Maryvale

Melwood

Melwood Springs

Norbourne Park

New Orchard Estates

North Roblee Acres

Northhampton

Oak Creek

Oak Creek Club

Oak Creek Golf Course

Palisades

Parkside At Westphalia

Perrywood

Poplars

Poplar Ridge

Presidential Heights

Queen Anne Estates

Queen Anne Knolls

Queensland

Ramblewood

Rambling Hills

Roblee Acres

Rosaryville Estates

Rustic Ridge

Sherwood Forest

Smith Home Farm

Springdale

St. Johns Wood

Stratford Estates

Strawberry Hills

The Highlands

Tyrol Estates

Village of Oak Grove

Villages of Marlborough

Villages of Mellwood

Vista Woods

West End Farms

Westphalia Estates

Westphalia Woods

Williamsburg Estates

Winshire

Woodyard Estates

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

New $36M Aquatic & Recreation Complex Opening Soon in Brandywine, MD

The county is building a new multi-use recreational facility in Brandywine, MD which is expected to open by the end of summer.  At a cost of more than $36 million, The Southern Area Aquatic and Recreation Complex (SAARC) is the first Multi-Generational Community Recreational Center in Prince George’s County.

The 75,000 square-foot project includes a huge swimming pool, a gymnasium, a fitness room and flexible programmable space. It is being constructed on property owned by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) – Brandywine Area Park – located just north of the intersection of Missouri Avenue and Brandywine Road. Future phases of parkland development may include additional site amenities, an expansion of the natatorium, and additional recreation space to accommodate performing arts and ceramic arts.

Personally, I'm looking forward to participating in a Yoga class and water aerobics once this place opens!

Brandywine Rec Center

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com