Project 1: Stephen’s Crossing at Brandywine
According to reporting by the Washington Monthly, Governor-elect Hogan participated in late 2014 at which the status of a major state transportation project serving the Brandywine location in Prince George’s County was changed. The Brandywine project was expedited from a planning to construction phase and then $58 million was added for the project to the transportation budget forwarded by Governor Hogan to the legislature in January 2015. By March, 2015, Governor Hogan had acquired a significant, personal financial stake in the Brandywine location. Not only did the Governor not recuse himself from the Brandywine matter, but he did not inform state legislators of his conflict prior to their review and approval of the transportation budget in April 2015. Moreover, the aforementioned actions all took place while Governor Hogan was fully subject to Maryland ethics laws prohibiting him and his family-owned real estate business from participating in matters in which they had a financial interest or using their office for personal gain. Governor Hogan’s real estate business, now called HOGAN, has continued to invest heavily in development projects at the Brandywine location benefiting from the transportation and other infrastructure projects expedited by his Administration and funded with taxpayer dollars.
Highway Improvement: MD 5 Branch Avenue Overpass at interchange with MD 373 (Brandywine Road) (Prince George’s County SHA Line 12). Total estimated cost is $55.56 million for a project outside the Priority Funding Area (PFA)
Highway Improvement: MD 5, Branch Avenue upgrade study from US 301 to I-495 (Prince George’s County SHA Line 22)
How Hogan Benefits: Hogan has 13% ownership stake in Black-Eyed Susan Partners, LLC—owner of 75 acres near the intersection of Branch Avenue and Brandywine Road. Hogan also has 25% interest in Brandywine Crossing Realty Partners, LLC, which owns 12.5 acres behind Brandywine Crossing shopping center.