Station Area Vision
Mixed-use opportunities abound at this Metropolitan Center where intensity and a diversity of uses are strongly encouraged by the approved plan. Appropriate zoning and guidelines are in place to ensure well-designed development. Future development includes single-family townhomes, luxury apartments, office and retail uses. Branch Avenue is one of three stations in Prince George’s County designated a priority TOD site by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley in June 2010.
Branch Avenue Metrorail Station
Located just inside the Capital Beltway (Interstate 95/495), east of Branch Avenue, and north of Wuth Road.
The nearest communities are Auth Village and the Town of Morningside.
The General Plan places this station in the Developed tier and classfifies it as a Metropolitan Center.
Access is via the Capital Beltway (Interstate 95/495), Branch Avenue (MD 5), and Auth Road.
Summary of Allowable Uses
The land uses planned within one-half mile of the Metro station are office, retail, and medium - to high-density residential. The Heights and Vicinity Master Plan (2000) is the applicable master plan for this Metro station area.
Sites in Public Ownership
WMATA owns 37.9 acres including the station and parking area.
- Bike Parking: There are 18 bike racks and 16 lockers available at this station.
- Car Sharing is available at this station.
- 3,072-space surface lot
- 150-space metered surface lot
- 1 THE BUS route
- 2 MTA commuter bus routes
- 8 Metrobus routes
- Transit Ridership
- 7,426 entries
- 7,284 exits
Metro Green Line Corridor Action Plan
The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is a recipient of a 2010 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Challenge Planning Grant. The planning grant is to fund preparation of a comprehensive transit-oriented development action plan for the corridor that encompasses the last four Metro stations on the southern part of the Green Line in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The purpose of the planning project is to recommend policies, strategies, and an economic development program to stimulate growth at the four stations according to a well defined urban development plan.