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Cafritz Project Could Generate 'Disastrous' Traffic

Greater Greater Washington's Bradley Heard writes that the proposed mixed-use development will have 'mediocre' access to transit options.

The proposed Cafritz project could generate a "disastrous" amount of traffic and should be discarded in favor of development closer to Metro stations, Bradley Heard argued Tuesday in an article for Greater Greater Washington.

Heard called on the Prince George's County Planning Board to reject the developer's rezoning application "if [the county] is serious about its commitment to smart growth and development around its 15 Metro stations."

"Building the retail [at the Cafritz site] would make stores less likely to locate at other sites which are closer to transit and already zoned for high-density mixed-use development," Heard wrote.

The on the Cafritz application is due to resume this Thursday, Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. Public comment will be heard if it pertains specifically to the conditions negotiated between Riverdale Park, University Park, and the developer.

Read Heard's full article here.

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