Magruder Pointe (WSSC Building)

Project Description 

Magruder Pointe is a proposed housing development to be located at 4017 Hamilton Street, on the site occupied by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's (WSSC) former headquarters. The site consists of two parts: the upper site which currently houses the vacant headquarters building, and a lower site that is currently used as a parking lot. 

The applicant, Werrlein Properties, is proposing the construction of single-family homes and townhouses on the property. The plan also creates two "community greens," as well as a large recreational space adjacent to Magruder Park. The applicant presented their plan to the City Council on February 5, 2018. 

In April 2018, the applicant submitted their conceptual site plan (CSP) application with Prince George's County. The CSP is seeking an amendment to the Table of Uses of the Gateway Arts District Sector Plan to allow the construction of town homes in this area. Details on the CSP application can be found here

The CSP does not address the number of units, nor their locations, but is limited exclusively to allowing the use. Subsequent preliminary plan of subdivision and detailed site plan applications will contain details on the density, number of units and project layout. Those applications are anticipated in Fall 2018. 

The City Council will make a decision on support of the conceptual site plan in June 2018. The application is anticipated to be heard by the Planning Board in on July 12, 2018. 

The Speak Up website will be accepting comments on this plan until the  City Council takes their final vote on this  application. To provide your comments to the City Council, click here.


Conceputal site plan for the property.
Magruder Pointe Street Perspectives (Exhibit G)_Page_1

A rendering of the proposed homes fronting Hamilton Street.