Fairmont Heights High School Feasibility Study
Please join staff for an informational session on the Historic Fairmont Heights High School Economic Study, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glen Willow Drive, Fairmount Heights, MD 20743. View/download flyer.
Fairmont Heights High School was vacated in September 2017, when the school operations moved to a new facility. Concerns have been raised by the community that such an underutilized property could become an economic burden and its deterioration a threat to the stability of the surrounding neighborhoods. To prevent the structure from becoming an economic burden or a nuisance, and considering the community’s interest in heritage preservation, planners recommended adaptive reuse/re-purposing of the site in the Greater Cheverly Sector Plan. Although incremental planning policies have been formulated in the Greater Cheverly Sector Plan: “Adaptively
The site is recognized for its distinguished history and was designated a Prince George’s County Historic Site in 2010 (2010 Historic Sites and Districts Plan - Historic Site 72-064). Fairmont Heights High School is situated in the middle of a residential neighborhood, east of the District of Columbia, south of Sheriff Road, and northwest of the Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, on a 14.90-acre campus in Capitol Heights, Maryland. The campus is in the western part of the Prince George’s County, and its proximity to major highways and Washington D.C.
One of the strategies specified in the Greater Cheverly Sector Plan is to “conduct a feasibility study that examines financially sustainable adaptive reuse and rehabilitation opportunities of the site, including analysis of potential
The Planning Assistance to Municipalities and Communities (PAMC) project involves the retention of consultant services to conduct an economic study related to transit-oriented development (TOD) in the area around the Fairmont Heights High School and the Cheverly Metro Station. The consultant study will inform economics of the area and market needs surrounding Fairmont Heights High School to identify programmatic use options for the site, taking into consideration the existing transportation infrastructure. The consultant study will address vacant and built land, infrastructure, circulation, development constraints, livability, and overall character of the subject site and