South Lake

south lake


South Lake is an approved mixed-use planned community to be built just south of Central Avenue on the southbound side of US 301. Current plans include:

  • 475,000 square feet of retail commercial space
  • 200,000 square feet of employment uses
  • 390 hotel rooms
  • 1,294 dwelling units, including:     
    • 136 single-family detached units
    • 664 townhouse units
    • 390 multi-family units
    • 104 two-family units

Project Snapshot

Proposal: A total of 1,476 dwelling units, 675,000 square feet of commercial space and 390 hotel rooms

Location: Southwest quadrant of US 301 and MD 214

Acreage/Zoning: 381.52 acres/Zoned E-I-A (Employment and Institutional Area) with mixed-use community designation

Review/Approval Process

  1. Conceptual Site Plan (completed 2004);
  2. Preliminary Plan of subdivision (completed 2004, latest reconsideration approved 2018); 
  3. Detailed Site Plans for individual building sites

A Conceptual Site Plan and Preliminary Plan of subdivision for the original mixed-use plan were approved by Prince George’s County in 2004 and included 650,000 square feet of office use, 343,000 square feet of retail use, two hotels and 1,239 dwelling units. A reconsideration and revised Preliminary Plan of subdivision was approved by the County Planning Board on February 16, 2017 that resulted in the following development quantities: 475,000 square feet of retail commercial, 200,000 square feet of employment uses, 390 hotel rooms, and 1,294 dwelling units, including: 136 single-family detached units, 664 townhouse units, 390 multi-family units and 104 two-family units.

Most Recent Approval

Reconsideration of Preliminary Plan #4-04035

January 25, 2018 - The Prince George’s County Planning Board voted unanimously to APPROVE a reconsideration of the original Preliminary Plan conditions for Karington. The requested revisions include elimination of a direct access to MD 214 in favor of an alternative northern access (from Old Central Avenue) and relocation of the proposed Master Plan trail alignment out of the Collington Branch floodplain and environmentally sensitive area to run alongside the public street system within the development. The approved changes make it possible for the developer to achieve a net increase in the total number of dwelling units in the project, from 1,294 dwelling units in the original approval to 1,476 units.

June 6, 2016 – City Council approved Resolution R-18-16 authorizing the City Manager to execute an annexation agreement with Karington, LLC.

In 2016, the developer requested approval of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, asking both Prince George’s County and the City of Bowie for assistance in financing the cost of the project’s infrastructure improvements. A TIF District was designated by the Prince George’s County Council and is pending final approval.

Current Proposal Documents

Reconsideration Preliminary Plan Exhibit

Status Report  1-25-2018

Annexation Agreement  6-6-2016