Naylor Road Station is where Branch Avenue (MD 5) meets Washington, D. C. and the Suitland Parkway. With so much traffic from the six-lane roadway heading up Naylor Road, either to the Metro station or Suitland Parkway, an opportunity exists to tame and transform the wide-open, suburban strip along Branch Avenue into a more urban place; a place where pedestrians and bicyclists are on an equal footing with cars. Though the scale of development may become more intense, the street scene can be more comfortable - designed more for walks between offices and lunch spots, and to and from the Metro station, than speeding traffic.
On the east side of Branch Avenue and south of the parkway, a proposal for a major new office complex has been made on the site of an old shopping center. The State of Maryland has designated Naylor Road as a priority TOD site, and design work for streetscape and pedestrian improvements are on-going.
Station Area Vision
Redevelopment opportunities for small-scale office and retail can be found near this station that serves the local single - and multifamily residential community nearby. Appropriate zoning and guidelines are in place to ensure well-designed development.
Naylor Road Metrorail Station
Located on the west side of Branch Avenue at Naylor Road.
The nearest community is Hillcrest Heights.
The General Plan places this station in the Developed Tier and classifies it as a Community Center.
Access is via Branch Avenue (MD 5), Naylor Road, Suitland Parkway, and Southern Avenue.
Summary of Allowable Uses
The Branch Avenue Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment (2008) is the applicable master plan for this Metro station area. The plan calls for mixed-use development within one-half mile of the Metro station.
Sites in Public Ownership
WMATA owns 7.6 acres, including the station and parking area.
Bike Parking: There are 18 bike racks and 16 lockers available at this station.