Sears Parcel Redevelopment


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  • A mixed-use redevelopment of the Sears Parcel in the Bowie Town Center is proposed.

Project Snapshot

  • Proposal: Seritage SRC Finance, LLC, the current owner of the Sears Parcel at Bowie Town Center, has proposed redeveloping their parcel with mixed-use development
  • Location:  South side of MD 197 and north/west sides of Evergreen Parkway
  • Acreage/Zoning: 10.8 acres/M-A-C (Major Activity Center)
  • Current Proposal Description:  A mixed-use project including: up to 800 residential units (Multifamily, townhouses (not to exceed 150 units) and/or beds in an assisted living facility; retail uses (restaurants and shops); a hotel use (maximum of 150 rooms); and/or office uses.

Public Meeting and Hearing Schedule:

Below is the meeting/public hearings schedule for the Bowie Town Center Basic Plan Amendment:

All meetings are virtual.

Review/Approval Process

A referral has been received to amend the Bowie Town Town Center Basic Plan. Amendments to the following will be required:

(1) Amendment to approved Basic Plan
(2) Revision to approved Comprehensive Design Plan
(3) Preliminary Plan of Subdivision
(4) Revision to approved Specific Design Plan

As part of the City’s Development Review Process, developers were asked to participate in a Stakeholders Meeting to gain early community input on their project. The first Stakeholders Meeting took place at City Hall on January 23, 2019.
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May 2019 - Revision to specific Design Plan #SDP-9711-17 to convert eight existing parking spaces to three Electric Vehicle charging spaces and the necessary ancillary equipment to support the electric charging units. (staff level approval)

April 3, 2017 - The City Council voted to recommend APPROVAL of #SDP-9711-16 for BJ’s   Restaurant/Brewhouse proposed in the Bowie Town Center with six conditions.

December 1999 – County Planning Board Approval of a revision to the Town Center Comprehensive Design Plan (CDP) and a SDP for the main retail core area on Parcel 9 (the original retail core area developed by the Simon Property Group).

November 1999 - The City Council approved a Departure from Design Standards (#BD-4-99) for the use of universal-sized parking spaces (9 ft. by 18 ft.) and a lower parking ratio for the entire retail core area.

Current Proposal Documents

Bowie Town Center History