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Miami developer advancing 600-unit residential project in Upper Marlboro

By Dan Brendel – Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal

A Miami developer is moving forward with plans to build a mostly residential, 1.1-million-square-foot mixed-used community in Upper Marlboro, the firm’s first project in the D.C. region.

Global City Development won concept approval in 2023 from Prince George’s County’s land use regulatory agency to build some 600 residential units and 50,000 square feet of retail on 60 wooded acres just east of Joint Base Andrews. The site — dubbed the Carozza Property for the family trust that owns its — comprises two main parcels, located at 9702 and 10200 Marlboro Pike, which Global City has under contract.

The county land use agency recently received Global City’s application for what’s called a preliminary plan of subdivision, the next major regulatory step on the project's road to entitlement.

The application, which planning staff formally accepted March 22, identifies two development “pods,” which, once built out, could “encourage a robust (if not quite 24-hour) environment.” The larger pod to the east would become home to 150 townhouses, 401 multifamily units and 50,000 square feet of “commercial/retail/clubhouse uses within an integrated shopping center,” per the application. The smaller, western pod would include 49 townhomes.

Global City couldn’t be reached immediately for comment, but Brian Pearl, one of its principals, told me previously the developer believes Prince George’s “is set to experience significant growth over the next several years.”

Site drawings furnished by the county agency depict two similarly sized and shaped multifamily buildings with surface parking fronting Pennsylvania Avenue — a slight change from the three buildings shown in the illustrative plan above. A cluster of four small commercial buildings and a gas station would go at the intersection of Woodyard Road and Marlboro Pike. Future detailed site plan applications will spell out details about retail uses.

Largo’s Shipley & Horne PA is the project’s land use attorney. D.C.-based KTGY is its architect and Silver Spring-based Charles P. Johnson & Associates is its landscape architect and civil engineer.

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