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 

I do not support this density level of development in a flood plain. O-S zoning is in place for a reason. This does not seem like wise development that will benefit Hyattsville in the long run for a multitude of reasons, this includes traffic, impact to Magruder Park, impact to already overtaxed public schools and the inexperience of the developer on this scale of a project. I hope that the WSSC site can be developed with a little more thought on how it impacts the community.

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mj ballotta 3 months ago

I agree with Loire 100%. If you look at all of the development projects in process at the moment we will be an area chock full of townhouses. This continued type of building will not only increase the population in a way that will have negative effects on traffic, housing costs, environment, etc., there seems to be no plan for affordable housing. Our options are becoming a townhouse or large expensive home. Hyattsville's wonder comes from its diversity of people and housing. The city needs to think about its commitment to affordable and different types of housing. There are people who have lived in the city for years but their housing needs have changed. There are new families that want to come to Hyattsville but a townhouse might not work or be too big -- or the cost of new houses being built are too expensive. I think as we see with our country we need to decide what we stand for -- what we want our community to be like. Sometimes making a decision based on money for one is not the best way to go. Do we have an opportunity here to do something different? Do we have the will to make a different choice? What can be done to make changes to this plan -- or others that are in process?