Werrlein Properties, LLC has submitted a proposal for the reuse of 4017 Hamilton Street (former WSSC Building). The presentation is attached to this Forum. 

The application will go through the City's Development Review Process, detailed below. You are invited to provide public comment at any public meeting, within this Forum, or by email to cityclerk@hyattsville.org.

Questions should be directed to the City Planner, Katie Gerbes, at kgerbes@hyattsville.org or (301) 985-5059 OR to Werrlein Properties at info@werrleinproperties.com

 

Presentation of Proposal

February 5, 2018, City Council Meeting, 3rd Floor Council Chambers

Presentation of Proposal

February 27, 2018, Planning Committee Meeting, 2nd Floor Prangley Room

Discussion of Proposal

April 16, 2018, City Council Meeting, 3rd Floor Council Chambers 

Discussion of Proposal

May 7, 2018, City Council Meeting, 3rd Floor Council Chambers 

Action on Proposal

May 21, 2018, City Council Meeting, 3rd Floor Council Chambers 

Jennifer Goltz at May 17, 2018 at 1:10pm EDT

I believe that the use and development of this property should benefit ALL of Hyattsville, not just those who wish to make money for the few. We have had a lot of development in and around Hyattsville in recent years. What I have not seen from that development is visible, tangible benefits for our ENTIRE community Magruder Park is a community resource that should grow to meet the increasing demands for recreation for our growing population. The WSSC property, being adjacent to it, is the logical (and perhaps the only) space to increase this quality of life benefit. The WSSC building itself could be re-purposed to contain city offices and a recreation center. Other clearer, experienced, and professional voices have already spoken to the suitability of this building for such a re-purpose. We speak of being a sanctuary city. We speak of being a tree city. Of being a world within walking distance. For those ideas to become more than just slogans, there needs to be courageous and bold action on the part of those who have been elected to represent us - ALL of us. To develop this property to simply add to our residential population is not bold and not true to the character that our city strives to attain and maintain. If we are successful in fending off ANY residential development of the property, the question becomes HOW to proceed. Is there the political will to make that happen? Are we willing to make the sacrifices needed? Can our passionate words become determined action? Opposing developers is rarely successful. But I believe that bold, determined action on behalf of our entire community and our quality of life is worth the effort.

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