Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and Peterson Companies hosted a ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 29 to announce the commencement of construction on the Tanger Outlets National Harbor.
"Tanger Outlets National Harbor will be a game changer in terms of retail options and opportunities in Prince George's County," said Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker. "By this time next year, we are going to have thousands of shoppers from around the region and state spending money in Prince George's County during the holiday season while supporting and creating jobs for our residents. I am very excited to break this ground and welcome Tanger Outlets to Prince George's County."
The Tanger Outlets National Harbor is located at the base of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and directly accessible from the Capital Beltway and Indian Head Highway. The new facilities will serve as a leading outlet destination for the 8 million residents in the D.C. region.
The center's unique features will include a modern design with a pedestrian-friendly layout that will function as an open-air mall with both covered and uncovered landscaped courtyards and park-like settings throughout the complex.
The center will introduce approximately 80 leading brand name and designer outlet stores, including Calvin Klein, H&M, IZOD, Gap Factory Store, American Eagle Outfitters,and many more.
"We are pleased to begin construction of Tanger Outlets National Harbor in this dynamic lifestyle destination and to create new job opportunities in Prince George's County" said Steven B. Tanger, president of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers. "Our goal is to create an exceptional outlet experience to serve this outstanding market area and to attract domestic and international tourists visiting the metropolitan D.C. area with great designer and brand name stores with on trend, in season value priced merchandise..
The 340,000 square feet project represents a private investment of almost $100 million dollars. It is one of the largest economic development projects in the county and will create an estimated 600 jobs during construction, and approximately 1,000 full and part-time retail jobs upon completion. The center is estimated to create an additional $6.5 million dollars in annual sales tax revenue for the state.
"The Tanger Outlets brand is synonymous with quality and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring these high quality retail brands to Prince George's County" said Milt Peterson, Peterson Companies chairman. "This is an exciting new chapter in the evolution of National Harbor and we believe that Tanger Outlets National Harbor will be a tremendous complement to our existing shopping, dining, entertainment and hospitality offerings."