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Wal-Mart Plots Oxon Hill Development

After Delay, Plans Progress for Store Near National Harbor

Joshua Garner | 11/18/2013, 1:08 p.m.

Just days before a high-end outlet mall is set to open in Oxon Hill, Wal-Mart has reignited its plans to bring a Supercenter to southern Prince George's County.

Wal-Mart recently resubmitted plans to build a 100,310-square-foot store along 15 acres of land owned by Fairfax,Va.-based Peterson Cos., the developer of National Harbor. The location would sit near the intersection of Oxon Hill Road and Indian Head Highway, The Washington Post reported.

Wal-Mart expressed interest in building the store in Oxon Hill nearly two years ago but hit a snag when the County Council requested design changes to the plan. Wal-Mart's only other location in southern Prince George's is in Clinton along Route 5.

The store is planned to include a full-size grocery and generate about 300 jobs for the community, a Wal-Mart spokesperson told the Post. It would abut the new Oxon Hill High School and the John Hanson Montessori School.

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