Largo Town Center
The Largo Town Center area is already a hub for all Prince George's County. People come to Largo from across the County to access government and medical services. Visitors from around the County, the region, and across the nation pass through Largo en route to FedEx Field and Six Flags America. Prince George's Community College educates students from across the County. In short, Largo Town Center has some of the best of what Prince George's County can offer.
This status is why Largo Town Center is one of the three Downtowns prioritized by the County. The Section aims to improve Largo Town Center by working with our partners to:
- Enable a mix of uses, encompassing residences, recreation, and professional services;
- Improve connections and pedestrian infrastructure to enable car-free access to Largo Town Center;
- Create and implement a "brand" for Largo Town Center, to enhance a sense of “place”; and
- Support community efforts by Largo area residents.
New development embraces the vision of Largo Town Center as a walkable, diverse place. These projects include:
- The University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, which will open in Spring 2021. This center will make Largo a medical hub for the Greater Washington DC region.
- New residential developments, like Tapestry Largo Station and Ascend Apollo, which have opened in the past five years.
- The Carillon, which is a mixed-use residential, office, and retail development. This development is under construction and will open in 2023.
- New facilities for Prince George's County government. These facilities will cement Largo's role as a service center for County residents.
These developments will bring more people to Largo Town Center. Furthermore, they build on the pull of FedEx Field, Six Flags America, and Prince George's Community College. The Placemaking Section is building connections and programs that can better serve Largo Town Center.
Our work builds on the visions laid out in the 2013 Largo Approved Sector Plan and Plan 2035. In our work, we also refer to the 2015 Urban Land Institute Study on Largo Town Center. You can read any of these plans or studies by clicking on the links below.
- Plan 2035 Prince George’s County Approved General Plan (2014)
- Approved Largo Town Center Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (2013)
- CR-49-2014 Council Resolution for establishing a Healthcare and Life Sciences District in Largo
- ULI Largo Town Center Advisory Services Panel Report (2015)
- Targeted Economic Development Strategy for Prince George’s County
Wayfinding, Placemaking, and Branding Strategy
This project is part of a wider effort to transform Largo Town Center into a walkable, transit-oriented hub. Click the link on the left toolbar to learn more about this project.
This strategy is focusing on elements of transit-oriented development to build Largo Town Center as a walkable, connected hub. The strategy will provide recommendations for action which will include:
- working with the Department of Public Works and Transportation on road and sidewalk network improvements;
- continuing work with the Department of Parks and Recreation on projects in the area;
- enhanced cyclist infrastructure, including a connection to the Central Avenue Connector Trail; and
- trail connections and road infrastructure to improve car-free travel.
The Section is working with Toole Design Group on this project.
The project area is the same area as that for the 2013 Approved Largo Town Center Sector Plan. This project will also take into account other branding initiatives. These include the Health Sciences District and the Central Avenue Connector Trail.
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