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Prince George’s County Trying to Lure More Federal Agencies



    (Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013)

    Already working hard to attract the new FBI headquarters, Prince George's County doesn't want to stop there. Changes are being made to lure even more federal agencies

    The County Council passed legislation to make it easier for developers to build around its largely undeveloped Metro stations, specifically if it involves constructing a federal government agency.

    “What we’re talking about here is a very predictable process for motivating developers,” Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Aubrey Thagard said.

    After years of antiquated processes that slowed growth, the county is positioning itself to be a major competitor to land such agencies.

    “It makes sense, not only from an economic standpoint in terms of increasing our workforce but also in terms of tax revenue and even an ecological standpoint,” Thagard said.

    Now, developers don’t have to wait a long time to find out if their zoning has been approved or if they can begin construction. They can look forward to 135-day window.