Kaiser Permanente plans to open a 176,000-square-foot administrative and information technology building with 850 people in Prince George’s County next year, the health care company said Thursday.

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States of Rockville announced construction of the building will be completed next year near the New Carrollton Metro station, one of the region’s main transportation hubs.

The company, a member of Kaiser Permanente, has medical centers throughout the county in Largo, Camp Springs, Marlow Heights and Hyattsville.

“This new building is an exciting reflection of Kaiser Permanente’s continued growth in the Mid-Atlantic region,” Kim Horn, regional president of Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, said in a statement. “I am confident employees will love working in this new space. I am proud that we can be part of such an exciting development in the heart of Prince George’s County where so many Kaiser Permanente employees and members live.”

County officials have touted business and residences near Metro stations, which they call transit-oriented development (TOD), would become a future endeavor to spruce economic growth.

Already near the New Carrollton station is the four-story Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development office constructed by Berman Enterprises of Rockville. The housing office, which has about 335 employees, is near the New Carrollton Federal Building.

Berman announced in October 2015 its plans to build a mixed-use development at the site, including nearly 500 luxury apartments, restaurants, stores and a parking garage. One of the apartment buildings and businesses may open in this spring.

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III said Kaiser’s new operation could become the county’s largest employer during his administration.

“It has been exciting to watch New Carrollton grow dramatically over the past five years,” he said in a statement. “With the addition of 850 new employees of Kaiser Permanente, this TOD destination is going to continue to grow into a mixed-use regional hub where our residents can work, live and prosper.”

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