Developers, Officials Break Ground for Tanger Outlets at National Harbor

Judge's decision lifts stay on construction, groundbreaking moves ahead on Tanger Outlets.

An outlet mall will still open in Prince George's County, even after local residents voiced opposition.

A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday marked the official start of construction for the Tanger Outlets at National Harbor, according to a tweet by Fire Chief Marc Bashoor with the Prince George's County Fire Department. 

A Prince George's County Circuit Court judge ruled Tuesday against Fort Washington and Oxon Hill residents who wanted to prevent construction on the 340,000-sq. foot project, according to NBC

The outlet mall is expected to bring 85 stores to Oxon Hill, which could possibly also house the county's first casino in Nation Harbor.

The judge said halting the project would have a negative economic impact on the county, but the residents have appealed, according to NBC.

Jay Friedman December 03, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Thanks for pointing this out. I was afraid to get people upset by pointing out that we have a huge crime problem, both by elected officials and local residens, as well as schools that would never pass muster to a relocation committee from a major national corporation looking to bring high paying jobs into Prince Georges County. But, those problems may never be solved. So at least getting some jobs and revenue is better than waiting on solving the other issues.
One Percent BIKER January 03, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Yay for the impending arrival of outlet malls! Next will be a Burlington Coat Factory, some gas stations, car dealerships, check cashing places, liquor stores, maybe Maryland's Social Services can open another office, a rehab clinic, y'know, the stuff that makes so many a PG neighborhood so... classy. Just like National Harbor!
One Percent BIKER January 03, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Nobody has ever asked how the schools OR crime are in PG. It's a toilet.
One Percent BIKER January 03, 2013 at 05:18 PM
So this will merely siphon business off from elsewhere? How does that help the economy?
Jay Friedman January 04, 2013 at 04:39 AM
Dear One Percent BIKER, We must have been looking at different sets of plans. The ones I looked at at the groundbreaking did not appear to offer leases to rehab centers and and state services. In fact the lease rates are far in excess of what the state is willing to pay per square foot. It puts community outreach programs in older, less expensive locations,.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »