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Old 08-13-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Bowie, MD
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Has anyone heard anything about what they are building in the space next to the 24 hour fitness gym? I read something on the net from late 2013 saying a Verizon store and McDonald's would go there.
http://greggarland1219.thoughts.com/posts/happenings-in-prince-george-s-county

I hope it's not true, a McDonald's certainly isn't needed at WTC! Has anyone heard anything different? I was hoping they would add a Panera or Moby Dick there at some point.

I went to Copper Canyon Grill on Sunday and saw that a Firehouse Subs and new Hibachi restaurant are coming soon...more new food to try!
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: DMV
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It looks like it's happening. Directly from the Maryland Parks and Planning DSP made in late 2013:

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Design Features: The subject DSP proposes the development of 49,768 square feet of
commercial retail space on existing Outlot B of the overall Woodmore Towne Centre
development. The site has frontage on two, dedicated and constructed, public rights-of-way, Ruby
Lockhart Boulevard and St. Joseph’s Drive. Three separate rectangular buildings that face Ruby
Lockhart Boulevard are proposed: a 42,154-square-foot, two-story, approximate 45-foot-high,
health club (24-Hour Fitness Club) located in the southeastern corner of the site, closest to St.
Joseph’s Drive; a 3,789-square-foot, one-story, fast-food restaurant (McDonald’s) located in the
middle of the site; and a 3,825-square-foot, one-story, general retail building (Verizon Store)
located in the northern part of the site. One, right-in/right-out only, access driveway is provided in
the middle of the site off of Ruby Lockhart Boulevard. The 321-space parking lot is generally
located between the buildings and Ruby Lockhart Boulevard, with one proposed loading space
located adjacent to the fast-food restaurant and one main dumpster enclosure located behind the
fast-food restaurant. However, each building should have a separate, exterior or interior, trash
area. Therefore, a condition has been included in the Recommendation section of this report
requiring this to be shown on the plans. Stormwater management is handled by underground
facilities within the parking lots. The plan proposes one new, monument-style, freestanding
seven-foot-high sign providing directional information, located on the north side of the access
drive and designed similarly to the rest of the Woodmore development, with a brick base and
metal decorative trim.

Architecture elevations were only provided for the health club. Therefore, a condition has been
included in the Recommendation section of this report requiring, prior to issuance of any building
permits for the retail building or fast-food restaurant, a revision to the DSP be approved by the
Planning Board for architecture for those buildings.
The health club architectural elevations feature a flat roof, at multiple levels, and a tan stucco
finish on all sides. The main full-glass doors are located on the southern elevation facing the
parking lot. Metal service and emergency doors are located on all three other sides. Large, tinted,
aluminum, storefront windows with franchise-blue, metal, standing seam awnings are located
along all elevations, except the northern side which faces the adjacent property. A dark tan
exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) cornice treatment provides a substantial cap to the
design and a blue and silver horizontal, metal awning adds emphasis to the front door area. Stone
veneer, in brown tones, provides an added feature at the base of column areas on all sides of the
building. Staff would recommend that, except along the northern elevation, this stone veneer be
extended to cover the entire height of the column areas (excluding the cornice) and that the stone,
or a brick veneer, be extended around the whole base of the building, to the level of the top of the
proposed windows along the southern elevation, to add more architectural interest and quality to
the design. This treatment is consistent with other development within the core of the town
center. A condition has been included in the Recommendation section of this report requiring
such a revision. Three, blue and red, internally-illuminated, building-mounted, channel-letter
signs are proposed for the health club building on all sides, except the northern elevation.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Bowie, MD
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That sucks, but thanks for posting. I wish they would have chosen something else.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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I am not sure what the current plan is, but I believe the city of Glenarden put up a major fuss about a McDonalds idea. I thought I had heard that plan was scrapped.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:21 AM
 
Location: It's in the name!
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Originally Posted by MrsK427 View Post
Has anyone heard anything about what they are building in the space next to the 24 hour fitness gym? I read something on the net from late 2013 saying a Verizon store and McDonald's would go there.
Happenings in Prince George's County - greggarland

I hope it's not true, a McDonald's certainly isn't needed at WTC! Has anyone heard anything different? I was hoping they would add a Panera or Moby Dick there at some point.

I went to Copper Canyon Grill on Sunday and saw that a Firehouse Subs and new Hibachi restaurant are coming soon...more new food to try!

I'm still trying to figure out why Panera Bread opened a store in the warehouse district of Beltsville and not in downtown College Park. Weird how some retailers come up with their locations. Panera Bread would make a killing in College Park.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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Now What does College Park have to with Woodmoore Towne Centre??????????
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