Bowie citizens encouraged to attend meeting on “Melford Village” development -- Gazette.Net


Bowie residents are invited to an informational meeting to discuss upcoming plans for “Melford Village,” a mixed-use development at Melford Boulevard and Tesla Drive in Bowie.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Bowie City Hall, 15901 Excalibur Road. It is an opportunity for people to learn more about the project and ask questions, said Joe Meinert, Bowie director of planning.

St. John Properties, which is proposing the 122-acre development, wants to build office space, senior housing and retail space on the location, Meinert said.

“The real purpose is to find out how the design will work on the property,” Meinert said. “It is an opportunity to hear from the developer about their plans and people can ask questions to become more educated about the proposal.”

The “Melford Village” is currently in the conceptual site plan stage, where the project’s developer, St. John Properties, is informing the council and residents about the project’s design, Meinert said. As the plan moves forward, the Bowie City Council will decide upon the plan at a future meeting, he said.