Town Square at Suitland’s Federal Center is undergoing a massive redevelopment that's considered to be the largest ever in the history of P.G. County.Construction on Suitland Federal Center’s Town Square mixed development is set to begin after a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, Nov. 16. It is considered to be the largest ever development project in the county thus far. The one million square foot project is set to bring in more than 1,000 jobs and $400 million worth of contracts and costs. Upon its completion, many expect the economic impact on the town of Suitland and local area to be huge -- construction plans include 900 family homes and apartments, a large performing arts center, and a 100,000 square foot retail space. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="6214,6216"] The Town Square redevelopment project’s first phase of construction will begin after the new year, with Reston Virginia’s homebuilding company NVR and apartment builders Mission First will constructing senior apartments and town houses during phase one’s duration until 2020. Phase two will begin shortly thereafter, and will add another 540 apartments. A performing arts center and retail space will then be added in the project’s third and final phase.
[caption id="attachment_6213" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] courtesy of suitlandtowncenter.com[/caption] Beyond construction of properties and retail space, the county plans to add a walkable promenade complete with public art displays that will complement the performing arts center, which will host events that cater to the enhancing the lifestyles of the future residents and surrounding communities. Town Square at Federal Center is located just a few blocks from the Suitland Metro Center and the U.S. Census Bureau, and is a prime location for a mixed-use development housing that will cater to Census Bureau workers and downtown D.C. commuters. The retail space will also facilitate businesses at the already highly-used and busy commute location. The American Society for Landscape Architects for Master Planning and Landscaping has recognized the project's development with an award as the development will be an environmentally-friendly and sustainable EcoDistrict. So it's safe to say that expectations are high. What are your thoughts on the new development? Let us know in the comments below.