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Project Description

Client/Builder/Developer:  Berman Enterprises
Location3206 Superior Lane, Bowie, Maryland 20715
Market: Mixed Use – Retail Shopping Center & Multi-family Apartments
Size20.29 Acres
Zoning: C-S-C
Density0.47 FAR, 275 multi-family units, 134,992 sf of retail

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The Challenge

Bowie Marketplace is a redevelopment of a mostly vacant enclosed mall.  GLW was charged with providing design and construction services that would ultimately place retail stores together with residential apartments.  Residents and City of Bowie officials wanted the building to be repurposed or taken down. Situated in a highly visible location on a major arterial road, the City of Bowie was an active proponent to bringing in a development team together to create a new vision to the property.  The City of Bowie has always had citizens that are very active participants in the development process.

The Solution

Through a public-private partnership with the City of Bowie the mall was torn down and replaced with a phased mixed use development that includes retail and residential components.  GLW provided planning and engineering services on the first phase, which was a 100,050 sf shopping center constructed on the northern portion of the property in 2016. Numerous outparcels located along Annapolis Road (MD Rte. 450) take advantage of high visibility by motorists.

The second phase will be a 3-4 story, 225 unit, apartment building built on the southern portion of the property behind the shopping center. The shopping center was designed with a driveway running through the middle of the parking lot between the stores and terminating at the future entrance to the apartment building.  GLW designed “landscaped walls and planters” and easy pedestrian access between the two uses which allows them to coexist and complement each other. The apartment building is served by a multi-story parking garage and site amenities that include a pool, paved activity and sitting areas and landscaping.