economic development

Is free public Wi-Fi on Hyattsville’s horizon?

December 5, 2019

By SHOURJYA MOOKERJEE — In order to increase online access for its residents and businesses, the City of Hyattsville is partnering with the University of Maryland to evaluate the feasibility of providing free Wi-Fi in public spaces.  In March, the city council proposed a fourth-quarter city-wide [read more]

City grant offers local businesses a facelift

June 16, 2017

BY LINDSAY MYERS — The aesthetic transformation of the Route 1 Corridor into a funky hot spot for creative types is due in part to the Community Facade Improvement Program sponsored by the City of Hyattsville. The program incentivizes local property owners to invest in exterior improvements to [read more]

More shops, condos likely for Metro area

April 15, 2014

BY SUSIE CURRIE — In March, Hyattsville’s two Metro stations moved a little closer to redevelopment. On March 27, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) directors approved a plan to fast-track proposals to develop its parcels around four Metro stations, including West [read more]

From the Editor: The best of both worlds

April 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — A lot of new growth is happening here in Hyattsville. The Route 1 corridor has blossomed since Busboys & Poets and the other shops at Jefferson Street have opened. There’s a definite energy you can sense, something creative and exciting. And that energy has attracted [read more]

Stakeholders discuss how to revitalize East-West corridor

November 11, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — On November 1, the Prince George’s County Council unanimously passed County Executive Rushern Baker’s signature initiative, the $50 million Economic Development Incentive Fund. It was designed to attract and spur development in the county over the next five years. Having [read more]

New business for West Hyattsville

October 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Most of the recent development in the city has happened in the EYA area along Route 1 or around the Prince George’s Plaza Metro station. But a federal contractor bought property in May on Ager Road, across from the West Hyattsville Metro station, and plans to move its [read more]

Development in Hyattsville: University Town Center

September 10, 2011

BY KAREN J. RILEY — Portions of financially strapped University Town Center were recently forced into foreclosure, raising questions about the future of the mixed-use Hyattsville complex. On August 10, six UTC parcels were sold at auction to the banker, Wells Fargo, for $25.1 million, according [read more]
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