Laurel Racetrack MARC Station Listed as High Potential for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) by a Greater Washington Partnership Report

LAUREL, Md. (February 16, 2021) — In a report by the Greater Washington Partnership, Laurel Racetrack was cited as one of three Metro or MARC Commuter Rail Stations with high economic development potential for transit-oriented development in Anne Arundel County.

The Greater Washington Partnership is hosting two webinars on February 17, 2021, to discuss the potential for TOD in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties. “Building the Transit-Oriented Capital Region: Prince George’s County” will be from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, and “Building the Transit-Oriented Capital Region: Anne Arundel County” will be held from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. These free webinars will host regional stakeholders and decision-makers to discuss the recent reports, and look at recommendations prepared by EY on how to develop mixed-use and inclusive communities around transportation hubs.  The reports are available at

Mark Thompson, Senior Vice President of Development for 1/ST Properties, says “The Greater Washington Partnership’s recent TOD report provides an excellent analysis of how linking transit to development can improve cross-connectivity between Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s counties and promote inclusive economic development.”

Bordering Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, the current Laurel Racetrack MARC station sits between the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park and Paddock Pointe, a mixed-use development currently in phase one of construction.

About Paddock Pointe

Paddock Pointe at the Maryland Jockey Club, developed by 1/ST Properties, is a multi-use, transit-oriented community located in North Laurel, Maryland. Residents of Paddock Pointe can experience unique close-by amenities such as dining and shopping, trails near the Patuxent River, and numerous other recreational activities.