The proposed mixed-use development near College Park that is expected to include a Whole Foods has been withdrawn, at least temporarily, by the developer.
The Prince George’s County planning board staff recommended late last week that the board reject the plan because of what it said were deficiencies in the proposal, including problems with bike path design and a bridge across a CSX railroad track.
The planning board had been scheduled to review the proposal for the mixed-use town center south of College Park at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday in Upper Marlboro.
The proposal also is being scrutinized by the American Center for Physics, which wrote mayors of nearby towns surrounding the proposed development that it had misgivings about aspects of the mixed-use town center.
While the physics organization had previously endorsed the proposal, its chief, Beth Cunningham, said in a letter that the group had concerns about the elevated bridge across the railroad, which is proposed to cross the center’s property. The group said it could be several months before it could assess the impact of the proposed bridge, which would carry vehicles.