Mt. Rainer Bank- Artist Studio

In section near University of Maryland and Arts District of Hyattsville is a community with now is slowly being revitalized –Mount Rainer.  The Investment bank at 3800 34th Street which is now being considered for renovation to fit with the now Artist community in Mt. Rainer.  Neighborhood Design Center of Prince George’s County which has volunteers who are Architects, Interior Designers, Urban Planners and Architectural Students.   This existing bank will now be used as an artist studio and retail for the disabled.  The new owner of the property Compass Inc. which deals with rehabilitation of the disabled is looking to use the once Investment Bank as an artist studio for their patrons to display and sell their work.  The existing bank will have new paint, flooring, stairwell, elevator, and artist studio/classroom on the first floor, retail in the entry, artist studio on the second floor and accessible restrooms.   Examples of the project from the beginning stages to the final presentation drawings.

Neighborhood Revitalization in Hyattsville, MD

In the past nine years Hyattsville, MD has gone through a renaissance which new development has increase where once abandon town. The town is near University of Maryland which the main artery road is Baltimore Avenue near University Town Center. The current population in this town is 17,551 from the 2010 census. About 20.5% of the populations hold a college degree , 16.7 percent hold post-graduate degree and 28.4% have a high school diploma. The City of Hyattsville is culturally diverse community which various individual, college students and businesses moved to this region. One of their programs is the Community Sustainablity Plan for various parts of Hyattsville. This includes community parks, schools and public buildings. The effort is to improve growth and develop more sustainable enviornment . This woudl be considered smarth growth in this local town. Many of the once abandoned buildings are now being reused for mixed-use projects. This includes retail, restaurant, office space and residential. In the movement of the privatization, the volunteer work of concept projects which involve municipal center, local garage and retail. Much of the redevelpment in Hyattsville,Md is being conducted through non-for-profit organizations, City of Hyattsville and Prince George's County Government.