O'Malley, Brown announce state agency to move to PG (again)
The new site was selected after years of lobbying from the Prince George's County delegation which has long wanted to headquarter a state agency. The move-in state is set fall 2013.
The state will construct a new building -- called "Metroview" -- for the 385-person agency. The same building will contain about 400 units of rental housing. Carl Williams, of Grand Central Development, will build Metroview, according to the governor's office.
The governor stressed in a statement that the new building would be close to the Washington, D.C.-bound Orange Line and the yet-to-be-constructed Purple Line. O'Malley called it a "modern investment" that will "allow us to do the right thing for reducing traffic and sprawl, the right thing for our quality of life, and the right thing for our land, our water, and our air.”
O'Malley and Brown first announced that the agency would move to Prince George's County 15 months ago, during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign.