University Town Center began as Prince George's Metro Center in 1961 with the vision of a city-within-a-city. The core office buildings were designed by noted architect Edward Durrell Stone. In 2001 the first phase of new development began with the addition of the modern, Class A office building, Metro 4, and above-ground parking structure, Garage A. In 2005 construction began on the second phase of new development in what is now known as University Town Center in reference to the proximity to the University of Maryland main campus. Garage B was created below what would become the Towers at UTC, One Independence Plaza Condominiums, Lofts 22 Condominiums, retail storefronts and Independence Plaza. By 2007 construction was complete with retail end caps added to the Metro 1 and Metro 2 office buildings, and the construction of the new Metro 5 office building integrated into the structure of the Royale 14 movie theater with additional retail frontage.

University Town Center is Metro accessible via the Prince George's Plaza stop on the Green Line. There are also city and local bus stops within the UTC campus. University Town Center is a mixed use development which incorporates:

  • Casual dining and quick serve restaurants
  • Day care center
  • Luxury condominiums
  • Student housing
  • Medical offices and research facilities
  • Public and private sector office space
  • Community college classrooms
  • U.S. Post Office
  • Surface and garage parking
  • A satellite Police Station
  • State-of-the-art 14 screen movie theater
  • Central open air plaza with an interactive fountain.