Alfred H. Smith Sr., born in Riverdale, MD in 1907 began a small gravel business when he was just in the 8th grade. By the late 1920’s, Alfred H. Smith purchased a 243-acre land parcel in then Branchville, MD for his growing gavel and concrete business. Over the years, the Smith family cultivated a $36 million-dollar business including sand, gravel, concrete, asphalt and heavy construction, employing 1,100 people throughout Prince George’s County.
A portion of the land parcel A. H. Smith Sr. bought, was sold to WMATA and in 1993 the Greenbelt Metro Station was opened. In 1996, WMATA began soliciting proposals to develop the property around the Greenbelt Metro Station. Eventually, the 87-acre gravel and concrete plant would be developed into Greenbelt Station.
Greenbelt Station is ideal for professionals working in the DC Metro area as well as families with small children. Just a short drive from the University of Maryland – College Park and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt is conveniently located for professionals and students alike. Commuting is a breeze as the community is just minutes from the Greenbelt Metro Station, and I-495.