Prince George's County Planning Department

Branch Avenue Metro Station

ChelseaWest Branch Avenue is the terminal station on the southern Green Line located north of the MD 5 interchange with the Capital Beltway. This site has exceptional regional access but is also a district constrained by wetlands and major roadways. The southwest part of the area is dominated by automobile dealerships, transitioning to scattered mid-rise office buildings. The station itself is surrounded by surface parking that WMATA has studied for potential joint development.

Recent development north of the station includes apartment and condominium buildings as well as retail space in mixed-use buildings. Plans were previously approved for the remainder of the undeveloped property north of the station parking lot.

The Branch Avenue station area is a state-designated TOD priority site.

Location: Branch Avenue and Auth Way at I-495
Year Opened: 2001
Parking spaces, ticketed and monthly: 3072
Parking spaces, metered: 210
Average weekday boardings (2009): 6448
Population within ½ mile (2010): 1592
Travel times to other Metro stations:
Gallery Place                    20 min.
Metro Place                     30 min. with transfer
Reagan National Airport      32 min. with transfer
Metrobus: 5 routes
Prince George's County 'The Bus': 1 route
WMATA owned land: 33 acres


Recent townhouse and condominium development


Future mixed-use development area