The Metro triangle in Prince George's County is currently undeveloped and dotted with trees, but in the next few years the 263-acre tract is expected to live up to its nickname - the golden Triangle.

Currently embroiled in an annexation tug-of-war with the City of New Carrollton, the triangle is the site of a station that will serve both the Amtrak Metroliner and the soon-to-open New Carrollton Metro line.

Bordered by the Capital Beltway, Rte, 50 and the rail line, the Metro triangle is 20 minutes from both down town D.C. and Baltimore Washington International Airport and 40 minutes from Washington National and Dulles airports.

Attracted by this prime location, busincesses are flocking to Metro East - an 80-acre multimillion dollar industrial, commercial and hotel complex that will be adjacent to the Metro station parking lot in the heart of the Golden Triangle.

Shell Oil Co. of Houston bought the land for the Metro East "executive community" last year for $3.8 million and is now selling finished lots.

Sites have been sold to Rouse & Associates for two office buildings. Peoples Security Bank of Maryland for a six-story headquarters, the Retail Store Employes Union No. 400 for an office building of approximately 50,000 square feet.Digital Equipment Corp. for office buildings, Landmark Corp. of Philadelphia for an office building, an another to a group planning a major Holiday Inn designed for later enlargement.