Prince George's County Planning Department

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    Contact: Barry Gore,
    Project Manager at 301-952-4225,
    The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
    Prince George's County Planning Development

Southern Avenue Metrorail Station

Station Area Vision

At the doorstep to the Nation’s Capital on the Green Line, the plan envisions new office development within walking distance of the station. Appropriate zoning and guidelines are in place to ensure well designed development.

Southern Avenue Metrorail Station

  • Located on the east side of Southern Avenue and southwest of 23rd Parkway.
  • There are moderate slopes that have been identified as possible environmental conditions on the station site.
  • The nearest communities are Hillcrest Heights, Barnaby Terrace, Shipley Terrace.
  • The General Plan places this station in the Developed Tier and classifies it as a Community Center.
  • Access is via Southern Avenue (DC), 23rd Parkway (limited), and Wheeler Road (DC).
Summary of Allowable Uses

The land uses planned within one-half mile of the Metro station are office and multifamily. The Heights Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (2000) is the applicable master plan for this Metro station area.

Sites in Public Ownership

WMATA owns 19.3 acres including the station and parking.

map_Southern_Avenue_Metro-aerial_small Quick Facts (WMATA Data 2010)

Transit Ridership:5,961entries
5,760 exits
Transit:11 Metrobus routes
1 THE BUS route
Parking:1,980-space surface lot
200-space metered surface lot
Bike Parking:There are 14 bike racks and 40 lockers at this station.
Car Sharing:Available at this station. Read More

Southern Avenue Station is the first stop in Prince George’s County and one stop from the major redevelopment site at St. Elizabeths Hospital in the District of Columbia. The station sits at the bottom of a steep slope in the Oxon Run valley, a stream protected by parkland. Undeveloped land on the heights south of the station may have development potential. The station itself has a large parking deck structure and bus facilities.

The Metro Green Line Transit-Oriented Development Corridor Action Plan

The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC or the Commission) is a recipient of a 2010 US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Challenge Planning Grant. The planning grant is to fund preparation of a comprehensive transit-oriented development action plan for the corridor that encompasses the last four Metro stations on the southern part of the Green Line in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The purpose of the planning project is to recommend policies, strategies, and an economic develoment program to stimulate growth at the four stations according to a well defined urban development plan.

Read more about this plan.