Melford Village: Retail Village East at Melford Town Center

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A retail development called Retail Village East at Melford Town Center is planned on the north side of Melford Boulevard, across from Tesla Drive and the US Census Bureau building.


Project Snapshot


Proposal:  Detailed Site Plan for the purpose of constructing five retail/commercial buildings totaling 57,845 sq. ft. in Melford Town Center


Location:  Northeastern quadrant of the Melford Boulevard/East-West Boulevard future intersection, opposite Tesla Drive


Acreage/Zoning:  6.32 Acres/Zoned M-X-T (Mixed UseTransportation Oriented)


Review/Approval Process for Lots in Melford Village


  1. Conceptual Site Plan (completed 2015);
  2. Preliminary Plan of subdivision (completed 2017); 
  3. Detailed Site Plans for individual building sites

In 2006, the overall Melford property was rezoned from E-I-A (Employment and Institutional Area) to M-X-T, via the Bowie and Vicinity Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (SMA).  


On April 21, 2014 the Bowie City Council voted to approve the Conceptual Site Plan for the Melford Village, with eight conditions, but determined that the residential component should be revised to include 1,000 senior multi-family units (which may include assisted living facility units), 1,000 non-senior multi-family units and 500 townhouse units.  On March 23, 2015 the Prince George’s County Council, sitting as the District Council, approved #CSP-06002-01, with 25 conditions.  


Most Recent Approval

  Detailed Site Plan for Retail Village East at Melford Town Center

April 2, 2018 – The Bowie City Council voted to APPROVE the Detailed Site Plan for the Retail Village East with conditions.


Documents/Videos  Related to the Current Proposal

      City Council Position Letter Dated April, 2014 on Conceptual Site Plan
February 13, 2018 Stakeholders Meeting Notice

      Detailed Site Plan for Retail Village East at Melford TownCenter  

      February 28, 2018 Stakeholders Meeting video

 March 14, 2018 Bowie Advisory Planning Board Meeting video

April 5, 2018 Council Approval Letter to Developer


Other Building Construction Activity at Melford


Hotel – A Detailed Site Plan containing 235,289 square feet was approved in 2008 for three hotel buildings with 362 rooms. The proposal included a Courtyard, a Springhill Suites and a Residence Inn.  Construction on the first hotel building, a Courtyard, began in 2016.  


Thrive Assisted Living Facility – A Detailed Site Plan for a four-story, 110,000 square foot, 140-unit assisted living facility was approved in 2016.  Site grading and building construction are underway.


Traffic Calming   

      Letter from Public Works reTraffic Calming Improvements on Belair Drive