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Md. pulls housing agency from New Carrollton site

NEW CARROLLTON — Maryland is no longer planning to build a new headquarters for the Department of Housing and Community Development in New Carrollton.

The Washington Post reports that state officials have been unable to negotiate an acceptable lease. They’re now looking for a new site.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says in a statement that the state remains committed to moving the department’s headquarters to Prince George’s County.

The New Carrollton project had fallen months behind schedule.

Gov. Martin O’Malley announced the department’s relocation to New Carrollton in 2010. DCHD is currently headquartered in Crownsville. The move was hailed by Prince George’s leaders as a transit-oriented project that would bring amenities to the county.