Category: City Council

City Okayed New Housing Development in Old Town

The Owners (Kidwell Trust and John Hardisty) have undeveloped land at the intersection of Dartmouth Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue in the Old Town section of College Park. The Owners need to construct a roadway, currently named Randolph-Macon Road (to be renamed Howard Road) and install water and sewer before selling 7 lots for single […]

Wednesday April 13th, 2016 in Announcements, City Council | No Comments »

Group Asks Council Change Fence Laws in College Park

The College Park Advisory Planning Commission (APC) held a Fence Ordinance Listening Session on December 3, 2015 in order to obtain public comment on the City Fence Ordinance. At the session, Planning Department staff provided an overview of the City’s ordinance, which was followed by verbal testimony from five individuals. In addition, written comments were […]

Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

College Park Passed Resolution Welcoming Refugees to the City

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council passed a resolution welcoming refugees from Syria and around then world to College Park. The resolution passed unanimously. College Park resident Jackie Pierce Garrett started a petition a few weeks ago asking College Park City Council to welcome refugees to College Park. Here is the full text […]

Wednesday March 9th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

City to Send Comments on Proposed FBI Development in Greenbelt

Last month, Council decided to form a subcommittee to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) prepared by GSA and potential impacts that need further analysis. The draft letter states continued support by the City for the Greenbelt alternative as the location for the new FBI Headquarters. Below please find our specific comments associated with […]

Monday January 4th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Permit Parking around the Metropolitan Development:

Recently, it has been brought to our attention that construction workers from the Monument development are parking on Cherokee Street. The parking situation on Cherokee St. and the surrounding streets is expected to get worse with the development of the Metropolitan development, which is planning to start construction of the townhouses around the first of […]

Sunday January 3rd, 2016 in City Council, Metropolitan | No Comments »

Invocation and Benediction from Swearing-in Ceremony

Please see below the full text of the Invocation and benediction of last week’s Council’s swearing-in ceremony. Thanks to Mayor Wojahn for sharing the text. Invocation: Tonight, we come with hearts deeply thankful for all the gifts we have; We are thankful to those who have helped us get to where we are, and we […]

Tuesday December 15th, 2015 in City Council | No Comments »

Council Mulls Comments on Greenbelt Station

At tomorrow’s meeting, the City Council will consider approving a resolution about City’s views on the 3rd phase Greenbelt Station development. The Council discussed the items at last Tuesday’s worksession. Some of the items we’ve been considering are as follows: 1. Revise the site plan to relocate the pedestrian overpass to the area shown as […]

Council to Discuss Branchville Crossing Development

The City Council will discuss the Branchville development at tonight’s worksession meeting. Recently, the City has received notice from DHCD ( Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development) of an application for $1,499,850 of federal Low Income Tax Credits and $1 ,142,642 of Rental Housing Funds for Branchville Crossing (please see below) This is a […]

Tuesday October 20th, 2015 in Branchville Crossing, City Council | No Comments »

City Publishes 2015-2016 Resident Guide

The City has recently published our annual 2015-2016 residents guide. Our staff has hand delivered the guide to all of City’s 5000 single family houses. In this handy booklet, our staff has captured the most pertinent information about City Services and how you can play a role in making our community even healthier and happier. […]

Saturday September 19th, 2015 in City Council, Community | No Comments »

Council Set to Finalize City Operations Sustainability Plan

At tonight’s Council worksession, the City Council will review the draft sustainability plan. The plan is aims to achieve the followings: Reduce carbon emissions and other environmental and unhealthy impacts created by City operations Coordinate sustainable practices across all City operations Position the City as an organization receptive to innovation and leading practices in sustainability Improve […]

Tuesday September 15th, 2015 in City Council | No Comments »

Good Bye, Joe Nagro!

After serving College Park and its residents for 26 years, our outgoing City Manager Joe Nagro will be leaving this Friday. He attended his last City Council meeting last night. Joe will be missed dearly by many – especially those of us on the Council. He was a living database of City information. Often time, […]

Wednesday September 9th, 2015 in City Council | No Comments »

Council to Dissolve Farmers Market and Green Team Committees

At tomorrow’s meeting, the City Council will dissolve two committees – teh Downtown Farmers Market Committee and the Sustainable Maryland Certification (SMC) Committee. On April 10, 2012 the College Park City Council established the Farmers Market Committee. The Ccommittee helped to implement a successful farmers market in downtown College Park. The downtown farmers market is now well […]

Monday September 7th, 2015 in City Council | No Comments »

College Park Announces New City Manager

Mayor Andrew M. Fellows announced Tuesday night that the City Council has selected Scott Somers as the next City Manager of College Park. Somers will replace Joseph L. Nagro who is retiring in September after 25 years with the City. Fellows said the City Council worked closely with residents and other stakeholders on developing the […]

Saturday August 15th, 2015 in Announcements, City Council | No Comments »

Council Asks SHA to Address Concerns about Rt 1 Reconstruction

SHA presented a summary of the current plans of Route 1 reconstruction design during the August 5, 2015 Worksession. City, County, and University staff have urged SHA to consider some additional changes to create an appropriate landscape buffer for pedestrians and improved safety for cyclists. In the past, SHA has met with City, County, and […]

Wednesday August 12th, 2015 in City Council, Development, Route 1 | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Residents Shuttle Bus Service

At tonight’s Council worksession, we will discuss a proposal from Mayor Pro Tem Mitchell and me for a commuter bus shuttle for residents of College Park Woods and north College Park. Two requests for shuttle bus service were included in the FY16 Mayor & Council Wish List. Both of these requests were tabled during the […]

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Tuesday July 14th, 2015 in City Council | No Comments »