RFQ: Redevelopment of historic “haunted” mental hospital into retirement homes

Prince George’s County, Maryland has launched yet another effort to convert the historic Glenn Dale Hospital site into a continuing care retirement community.

The Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County (RDA) is looking for a qualified real estate developer interested in turning an abandoned 60-acre historic hospital site in Glenn Dale, MD into a viable continuing care retirement community (CCRC). On March 18, 2016, the RDA issued the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on behalf of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), the current owner of the Glenn Dale Hospital site.

The authority estimates the ambitious undertaking could cost more than $100 million — and possibly closer to twice that figure.

Glenn Dale Hospital was a tuberculosis sanatorium and isolation hospital in Glenn Dale, Maryland, in the United States. It is a large facility, consisting of 23 buildings on 216 acres (87 ha), that was built in 1934 and closed in 1981 due to asbestos.

While previous efforts to revive the campus have faltered, authority Executive Director Howard Ways said there is a significant market demand and that the time is right to test the waters with prospective developers.

Developers have until June 14, 2016 to respond to the RFQ. Depending on what that process yields, the authority hopes to execute a development agreement by August 2017.

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