Category: Development

SHA Begins Resurfacing Work on MD 193

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has begun the resurfacing phase of a project on MD 193 (Greenbelt Road) from Rhode Island Avenue to Southway in Greenbelt, Prince George’s County. The work is part of a $4.5 million safety and resurfacing project, which began last spring and should be complete by late summer, weather permitting. […]

Saturday April 5th, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

SHA to Resurface Part of Route 1 in North College Park

Representatives from the State Highway administration will be at tonight’s Council worksession to present a number of resurfacing and maintenance projects in and around College Park this year. One of those projects includes the Route 1 resurfacing work in north College Park. The scope of the work ranges from Indian Lane to Hollywood Road. The […]

Tuesday April 1st, 2014 in Route 1 | No Comments »

Council to Award $194K Tax Credit to Monument Development

In tomorrow’s meeting, the City Council will award a $194,000 real property tax credit to the Monument Development in north College Park. The amount is about half of the allowable revitalization tax credit. The City provides such tax credits to attract new developments to College Park. The Monument is a new mixed use residential apartment […]

Monday March 24th, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

Council Mulls Options to Bury Power Lines on Route 1

On last Tuesday’s worksession, the Council discussed options of under grounding utilities on the portion of Route 1 in mid-town College Park. The Council discussed if it should send a letter of commitment to the State Highway Administration (SHA) by April 1. The SHA wants to know if it will continue its current Route 1 […]

Thursday March 20th, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

City May Establish a TIF District to Support Route 1 Undergrounding Project

At tonight’s worksession, the City Council will discuss an option of funding the undergrounding of utility line on part of Route 1 using Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The TIF model would dedicate increased property tax revenue from future development (which would hopefully be encouraged by the undergrounding of utilities) to pay for it. College Park […]

Tuesday March 4th, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Extending Hollywood Rd to West of Route 1

The initial Agreement was entered into on November 18, 2004 at the time Mazza applied for a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision from M-NCPPC. It was subsequently amended on May 4, 2006 during the Detailed Site Plan (DSP) application process. It was further amended on April 1, 2009 by mutual agreement The agreement with MAZZA is […]

Saturday March 1st, 2014 in Development | 3 Comments »

Council to Ask SHA to Improve Pedestrian and Biker Safety on Greenbelt Road

At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will send a letter to the State Highway Administrator (SHA) to ensure safety of pedestrians and bikers during their reconstruction work on Greenbelt Road (MD 430). Please click here to see a map of the proposed design here. Last week, a representative from the Maryland State Highway Administration […]

Tuesday February 25th, 2014 in City Council, Development | 1 Comment »

UMD Eyes to Build Child Care and Staff Housing at the Calvert Rd School Site

In last week’s worksession, the University came to the Council to present design concepts of the of the UMD faculty / staff housing at the Calvert school site. The concept proposal aims to have faculty and staff housing and a child care facility. The child care facility will be built at the current school building, […]

Monday February 24th, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

Greenbelt Road in College Park to Get Repair Maintenance

Kate Mazzara and Venu Nemani of SHA District 3 will be at tonight’s work session to present SHA’s future maintenance plan of the Greenbelt Road (MD 430) from US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) to MD 193 (University Boulevard). The total distance of the project is approximately 0.42 miles. The maintenance work includes pavement patching, grinding and […]

Tuesday February 18th, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

Route 1 Utility Undergrounding Discussion Continues..

On February 4, the consultant from KCI Technologies Inc. presented the results of its feasibility study to underground utilities on Route 1 from Lakeland Road and Greenbelt Road. While it seems logical to plan an undergrounding project while the road is already under construction, the study estimates a total cost of $14 million and could […]

Monday February 17th, 2014 in Development, Route 1 | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Undergrounding of Utility Lines on Route 1

In August last year, the City signed an agreement with the State Highway Administration (SHA) for the funding of a feasibility study for the undergrounding of utilities in conjunction with the design and construction of the first phase of improvements for the US Route 1 corridor. The SHA contracted with KCI Technologies Inc., to prepare […]

Monday February 3rd, 2014 in Development, Route 1 | No Comments »

City Council Supports Downtown Development Plan

In last Tuesday’s worksession, the City Council approved a motion in support of the general concept before beginning the process of working out details of this plan. In September, a group of stakeholders, including developers, City, County, and State elected officials, and representatives of the University administration held a meeting to discuss plans for redevelopment […]

Thursday January 30th, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

Hollywood Wind and Weather Park Construction to Start this Summer

The park at the south east corner of Edgewood Rd. and Route 1, which was formerly known as the Gateway Park, will now be called “Hollywood Wind and Weather Park”. The name change was made to reflect the climate related activities that the park will support. The landscape architecture and engineering design services to Flora […]

Friday January 24th, 2014 in Development, Gateway | 7 Comments »

Council to Discuss Covenant with Greenbelt North Core Developer

First, due to inclement weather, last Tuesday’s Council worksession was postponed to tonight at 7pm. Tonight, we will discuss a covenant that the north Core developer may be entering into with the City in exchange of City’s support for the FBI development. The city entered into the Greenbelt Station Development Agreement in 2005, which included […]

Thursday January 23rd, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Greenbelt Station Plan Amendments

In tonight’s worksession, the City Council will discuss the proposed amendments to Greenbelt Station development. The development is located just east of north College Park, on the other side of train track. The conceptual site plan covers both the north and south cores of Greenbelt Station, which are now owned by different entities. This is an […]

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Tuesday January 21st, 2014 in Development | No Comments »