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File #: HCC-62-FY22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/20/2021 Final action: 9/20/2021
Title: Mall at Prince George's Self-Storage Project (DSP-99044-20)
Sponsors: City Administrator
Indexes: Planning & Development
Attachments: 1. DSP-99044-20 MPG Self-Storage - Discussion & Action Memo (1), 2. City Council Materials 09.20.21 MPG Storage
Submitted by: At the Request of the City Administrator
Submitting Department: Community & Economic Development
Agenda Section: Action

Item Title:
Mall at Prince George's Self-Storage Project (DSP-99044-20)

Suggested Action:
I move the City Council approve a letter in support of Mall at Prince George's Self-Storage Project, DSP-99044-20, an amendment to the Table of Uses to allow the adaptive reuse of unleasable retail space in the basement of the MPG.

Summary Background:
The subject property consists of 51.03 acres and is improved with 1,129,017 square feet of commercial retail space known as the Mall at Prince George's (MPG), a regional shopping center.

The site, located at 3500 East West Highway, is zoned Mixed Use-Infill (M-U-I)/Transit District Overlay (T-D-O) allowing for residential, commercial, or mixed development. The subject property is located within the "Downtown Core" character area of the Prince George's Plaza TDDP, the Transit District's central activity.

The applicant, PSG East West Storage, LLC, is proposing an amendment to the 2016 Prince George's Plaza Transit District Development Plan (TDDP) Table of Uses to allow consolidated storage units within the basement of the Mall at Prince George's (MPG).

Next Steps:
No additional action is required.

Fiscal Impact:

City Administrator Comments:
Recommend Approval. Though a more pedestrian-focused use for the proposed space would be ideal, it is subgrade lacking visibility for activation. As a result, the site has few compatible uses which makes it difficult to secure a substantial tenant.

Storage operations are not permitted in TDO/MUI zones as it is typically an auto-centric use. This is true in the case of the TDO/MUI zones within the Prince George's Plaza Transit District Development Plan (TDDP). For storage operations, the Table of Uses references CB-002-2016. The bill is attached for reference.

Though the specifics of the site make it undesira...

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