University Town Center

CL Photos 003.jpgProject Description
University Town Center (UTC) is a multi-billion dollar mixed use hub featuring 1.4 million square feet of office. The UTC's tenants include the National Center for Health Statistics, Kaiser Permanente, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Department of Labor. The UTC also includes a 16-story, 910 bed student building housing students from University of Maryland as well as 11 other universities in the immediate area.

Food & Retail Plaza
Originally constructed in the 1960s, UTC has undergone considerable expansion in the past several years. It now includes a 242,000 square foot plaza for retail and dining which houses Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Old Dominion Brew House, Mongolian Grill, and the Original Soupman.

UTC features a 14-screen movie theatre as well as a variety of amenities including game and computer rooms, a fitness center, and furnished four-bedroom units.
Safeway at University Town Center


Project Description

This mixed-use project, located at University Town Center at the intersection of America Boulevard and East-West Highway, includes a 55,000 square foot food-and-beverage store (Safeway), over 30,000 square feet of retail, and a two-story parking garage.  The Safeway itself is intended to house a Starbucks, a Pharmacy, and a Bank. The project is being developed by Echo Realty.

Project Documents

Prince George’s County officials, ECHO Realty Executives, and representatives from the City of Hyattsville officially broke ground on the Safeway site on Wednesday, May 7th. The groundbreaking marks “the first page in the next chapter of University Town Center,” said Mayor Tartaro.  This project sets an example for public-private partnerships with support provided by the County’s Economic Development Initiative (EDI) fund and from the City of Hyattsville’s Revitalization Tax Credit program, designed to support revitalization projects. David Iannucci, economic development aide to the County Executive, believes that Safeway is “our opportunity” and that “we are optimistic that the Safeway will bring new life to the area.”

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