Monday, January 23, 2012

Planning Board approves Tanger Outlets at National Harbor

By JOHN HENREHAN/myfoxdcNATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The Planning Board in Prince George's County has given the green light to a proposal to build more than 80 outlet stores on land adjacent to the huge National Harbor project along the Potomac River. Not all residents are thrilled with the proposal. "I live within sight of this monstrosity, and I am not happy about it. The foxes that live in that area are not happy about it, [and] the deer are not happy about it,” Patricia Tipton told the planners. But attorney Andre Gingles, who represents the Peterson Companies, estimated that when the mall is fully built and leased, it will generate about $12 million a year in taxes for state and county coffers. Other county residents told the planners they want more upscale stores near their homes. The new mall will be built and land lying between Oxon Hill Road and Indian Head Highway. Opponents of the plan have the option of appealing the decision of the planning board to the full county council. If the appeal is filed, the county council will likely take up the matter sometime this spring.

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