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Construction on the Whole Foods project in Prince George's County's Riverdale Park should have started this summer. But opponents managed to block the proposal. They allege the $250 million multi-use development will aversely impact traffic and public services in the nearby community.

However, supporters say the project will generate tax revenues and boost economic and property value in a corner of the county where those indicators have been flat for years.

In addition to the Whole Foods, the development would include about 1,000 units of multi-family housing, 22,000 square feet of retail and office space, and a hotel.

County Executive Rushern Baker and most of the county council support the project and, is expected to green light today. The project is slate for completion in 2015.

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