The proposed student housing project “The Hub” at 4210-4220 Knox Road has requested the City to make a recommendation to the Prince George’s County Council that The Hub student housing project be exempted from the imposition of the school facilities surcharge.

The County imposes a school facilities surcharge on new residential development. Housing for the elderly and undergraduate housing in certain locations are exempt. The surcharge is intended to cover anticipated increases in public education services to accommodate the residents of new development.

The surcharge for a project inside the Capital Beltway is $9,770 per unit.

At tonight’s meeting, the Council will discuss The Hub’s request about the school facilities surcharge exemption.