Hyattsville project construction starts

ECHO Realty LP and partner The Bernstein Cos. announced they have begun construction of The Gateway at University Town Center, located at the intersection of East-West Highway and America Boulevard in Hyattsville. The project will be anchored by a 54,400-square-foot Safeway supermarket. The two-story building includes 10,000 square feet of street retail shops along America Boulevard, linking the existing restaurant and theater components of University Town Center to East-West Highway. Above the shops, 10,000 square feet of medical offices are planned.