Capital Improvement Projects
The City uses both staff and contractors to keep our public infrastructure in good condition. Below is information on current and upcoming projects.
Please be advised that additional construction regularly takes place in the City limits by County, State, WSSC, Washington Gas, and PEPCO crews and private property owners. The City is not always advised when these projects are taking place. If there are any questions about work in the City please contact (301) 985-5032.
Current Capital Improvement Projects:
The City has purchased ten new "Cool Green Bus Shelters" through the University Park, MD based company Living Canopies! These innovative structures are designed to provide eco-friendly shading and seating using solar panels and a green roof with living plants. The solar panels provide power for phone charging stations and wi-fi access.
View a map of the proposed locations for the shelters. These locations are suggestions that meet the criteria of a bus stop without an existing shelter and enough space for a concrete pad to locate the new shelter. These locations are not final and subject to change.
In March 2023, Public Works Deputy Director Hal Metzler hosted a community webinar about the shelters. Watch the recording.
In 2018, the City, in partnership with the Neighborhood Design Center and Bradley Site Design began envisioning the future of Driskell Park through community conversations, surveys, onsite observations, and a community workshop. Using this input, a park Concept Plan was developed.
After the 2021 renaming of the park after Hyattsville resident David C. Driskell, the City decided to revisit the plan with an eye toward understanding how Driskell’s art and legacy might be integrated into the final concept. A series of community workshops were held to identify themes that should influence the park's final design.
Currently, the Neighborhood Design Center and Bradley Site Design are using these themes to refine the Concept into a final Master Plan. Learn more about this project and find future community engagement opportunities at HelloHyattsville.com.
The City of Hyattsville and Pennoni Associates have developed a plan for traffic calming measures for the 3500 - 3700 blocks of Gallatin Street. Community members along that street petitioned the City for a review of traffic controls in order to reduce speeding and running stop signs through this residential area.
The proposed traffic calming plan was shared with community members at a public meeting on August 27, 2022. Based on community feedback, the final plan was shared at a community meeting on May 25.
Learn more about this project at HelloHyattsville.com. Construction is expected to begin in February 2024.
The Citywide Transportation Study recommended Jefferson Street be designated as a Bike Boulevard to enhance pedestrian and traffic safety. City staff presented recommendations provided by a Toole Design Group study to determine appropriate traffic calming measures along Jefferson Street from Queens Chapel Road to Baltimore Avenue.
Jefferson Street Bike Boulevard Concept Design Plans_March 2021
Watch the recording of the March 25, 2021 Public Meeting to review the Concept Design Plans
The first phase of the project was installed in July 2022, including updated signage and newly painted bike right of ways, crosswalks, and temporary bump outs. The bump outs are delineated by temporary bollards to allow traffic engineers to study how the bump outs perform before adding permanent curbs and raingardens.
Robert J. King Park, a small pocket park located at 4205 Gallatin Street, is undergoing a major renovation to address aging equipment, stormwater and landscape management concerns. A new playground structure and restored pavilion area will be a part of the renovation process.
Community input was sought through a series of in-person and online engagements in late 2022/early 2023. A final plan was approved by Council in 2023.
Learn more about the project at HelloHyattsville.com. Construction on the new playground and landscape is expected to begin in the early Spring of 2024, and the park is expected to reopen in the late Spring 2024.
The City of Hyattsville and Toole Design have completed traffic calming strategies for the 3000 block of Nicholson Street, across from Heurich Park.
A community meeting to discuss the project was held on July 27, 2023 and public comment was accepted on HelloHyattsville.com until August 10.
Oliver Alley, located north of Oliver Street between 43rd Ave and Baltimore Ave is being reconstructed as a green alleyway. Green alleys incorporate features such as permeable pavement and vegetation to slow, filter and cleanse stormwater runoff. The revitalized alleyway will also provide a safe pass through for pedestrians looking to avoid walking along a busy stretch of Route 1/Baltimore Ave.
The building at 3505 Hamilton Street, formerly the regional headquarters of BB&T Bank, is slated to become the new Hyattsville Police and Public Safety Building. The Public Safety Building will be the new home of the Hyattsville Police Department, in addition to public meeting space, emergency space and services, and social and mental health assistance and referral services.
Construction is underway and expected to be completed in 2024. See a sneak peek inside the building from the January 2024 City Council Recap!
The building and surrounding parkland at 5812 40th Avenue will become the new home for the City's Teen Center! Construction is underway on the building's interior and with the goal of opening in 2024. A second phase of the project will redesign the surrounding park into a multi-generational park space.
While we wait for the building to be completed, the Neighborhood Design Center is completing the concept design for the surrounding park! Learn more at HelloHyattsville.com by October 25.
The City of Hyattsville has contracted with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) to engage the community and create a conceptual redesign of The Spot, based on input gathered from community members.
The Spot is land currently owned by the City at 4505 Hamilton Street, formerly the site of now demolished auto repair shops. Since 2021 the site has served as a community gathering place, programmed and furnished by the SoHy Coop through a Special Use Agreement with the City. The Trolley Trail, a multi-use path that connects College Park, Riverdale Park, and Hyattsville, runs along the west side of The Spot.
An opportunity exists to transform the land into a community gathering space that supports residents, trail users, local businesses, and visitors.
Learn more about this project and view the Concept Design at HelloHyattsville.com.
For more information
Please visit our Street & Sidewalks page for information about street and sidewalk improvements being completed by the City of Hyattsville or regional agencies like the Maryland State Highway Administration or Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation.
Information about private development taking place in the City, like retail and residential projects, can be found on our Community Development Projects web pages.
Requests to address infrastructure concerns like street or sidewalk repairs, overflowing waste bins, or code infractions can be submitted on our Requests page.