What’s next for Riverdale Park Station?
NEWS | July 19, 2019
Riverdale Park, MD
Calvin Cafritz Enterprises just started work on the first apartments at its Riverdale Park Station project in Prince George’s County, and it’s already getting ready for what’s next.
The Prince George’s County Planning Board is scheduled July 25 to review a detailed site plan application for two additional seven-story buildings totaling 632 units, including 195 age-restricted units, plus 450 square feet for restaurant or retail use — to be located in a refurbished, freestanding trolley car.
The buildings are slated for a future phase and a timeline was not immediately available.
Riverdale Park Station is home to Prince George’s only Whole Foods Market. The first 229 apartments there, in the Residences at Riverdale Park Station at 4650 Van Buren St., are slated for completion in the second quarter of 2020.
At buildout, the 36-acre development is expected to have 119 townhouses, 850 multifamily units, 160,000 square feet of retail, 20,000 square feet of office and a 120-key Hyatt House hotel.
The latest proposal includes 338 apartments in one building and 99 apartments and the 195 senior units in another. The application provides for 791 vehicle parking spaces — in garages set at the back of the buildings, screening the development from the CSX tracks — as well as 696 bicycle parking spaces and three fitness centers between the two buildings.
The trolley car, meanwhile, will “recall the use of such cars many years ago” on the property. It will “provide an interesting and attractive amenity at an appropriate scale in this location.”
Riverdale Park Station is about 1.1 miles from the College Park Metro, but it is a short walk to a future Purple Line stop and Riverdale Park Station offers a free daily shuttle to both the College Park and Prince George’s Plaza Metro stations.