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Streetscape Project Set to Change the Look of Hollywood’s Commercial District

For some years now, the City has been working on the Hollywood streetscape project to improve the appearance and functionality of the area around the corner of Edgewood Road and Rhode Island Avenue. The area is generally lacking in aesthetics and has seen minimal private investment in the preceding decades. We hope that once completed, […]

Sunday November 3rd, 2019 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | No Comments »

Proposed Water Wall in New City Hall may Cost Additional $685,000

At this this Tuesady’s meeting, the City Council will vote on a design proposal to add a water feature to teh new City Hall, that may cost as high as $685,000. The current City Hall’s construction cost is estimated at $18.9 million. The City plans to borrow $12.7 million to support the construction budget. The […]

Saturday October 19th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | 4 Comments »

Council to Discuss Greystar Development on Knox Road

At tomorrow’s meeting, the City Council will discuss the proposed development located north of Knox Road, approximately 180 feet west of the intersection of Knox Rd and US-1/Baltimore Avenue. The Applicant (Greystar) is requesting the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision (PPS) review for the property. The purpose of the subdivision is to consolidate two parcels into […]

Monday October 14th, 2019 in Greystar Knox Road | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Greystar Development on Knox Road

City to Ask Continue Funding for North College Park Community Center Feasibility Study

This year’s (FY2020) M-NCPPC budget has allocated $250,000 towards the feasibility study to build a community center in north College Park. The Cty Council will ask the M-NCPPC to continue funding the study in the next year’s budget. The Prince George’s County Planning Board of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) annually schedules […]

Tuesday October 8th, 2019 in North College Park Community Center | Comments Off on City to Ask Continue Funding for North College Park Community Center Feasibility Study

County to Study a Recreational Facility in North College Park

Recently we learned that the M-NCPPC has added a CIP budget item of $250,000 in its current budget (FY20) to do a feasibility study for the “North College Park Area Indoor Rec Facility” . Please see the screenshot of the budget item below. Thanks to the advocacy of many north College Park residents, and in […]

Saturday September 14th, 2019 in North College Park Community Center | Comments Off on County to Study a Recreational Facility in North College Park

Final Vote on $19 million Borrowing for City Hall and Duvall Field Redevelopment Projects

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will consider a resolution authorizing and empowering the City to issue and sell a series of its general obligation bonds in the original aggregate principal amount not to exceed $19 million. The proceeds of the sale of bonds will be used for the public purpose of financing the new City […]

Monday September 9th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Final Vote on $19 million Borrowing for City Hall and Duvall Field Redevelopment Projects

Council to Vote on Borrowing Upto $19M for City Hall & Duvall Field Projects

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will host a public hearing and vote on an ordinance to borrow up to $19 Million for the public purpose of financing a new City Hall and Duvall Field renovations. If approved, the City plans to do this by authorizing and empowering the City to sell and issue, upon its […]

Monday August 12th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council to Vote on Borrowing Upto $19M for City Hall & Duvall Field Projects

City Hall Move Announcement

I recently came across the following announcement (at the end of my post below) about the City Hall move on NextDoor. As the City Council has been discussing the new City Hall project, it has directed staff to look for a new place to move City offices, in case it finally approves the construction budget […]

Monday July 29th, 2019 in Announcements, City Hall, Development | Comments Off on City Hall Move Announcement

Beltway May Still Be Expanded in College Park and Prince George’s, But May Not in Montgomery

The MDOT has recently agreed to a proposal to MoCo’s Plan for traffic relief. According to the announcement, the plan calls for “active traffic management and spot improvements” along the Beltway from Bethesda to Adelphi, using existing right of way. The new proposal envisions improvements to MARC commuter rail service, a network of bus rapid […]

Sunday July 28th, 2019 in Development | Comments Off on Beltway May Still Be Expanded in College Park and Prince George’s, But May Not in Montgomery

Hollywood Gateway Park Construction Update: 

City’s Planning Department has given the following update of he Hollywood Gateway Park construction peoject. The pavilion and ramp foundation walls have been completed Sitework related to utility installation (water, electric and storm drain) is getting underway. Next week, the maintenance of traffic plan along Edgewood Road will be implemented so that demolition of the […]

Sunday July 21st, 2019 in Development, Gateway | Comments Off on Hollywood Gateway Park Construction Update: 

City to Spend More on City Hall Contract Services to Better Negotiate and to Reduce Cost

At tonight’s meeting, the Council will take additional actions related to the proposed City Hall project – mainly on contract services. The additional money ( up to $87,000) will allow the City to better negotiate with the University about the joint development and will also allow the design team to find ways to reduce cost. […]

Tuesday July 9th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on City to Spend More on City Hall Contract Services to Better Negotiate and to Reduce Cost

Council Discusses Borrowing of $19 million for City Hall and Duvall Field Projects

At this week’s meeting, the City Council discussed how to finance the construction of the new City Hall and Duvall Field projects. On April 23, 2019 the City Council voted (7-1) to support the construction of a new City Hall building and plaza by limiting the borrowing of no more than $14 million. In addition […]

Friday July 5th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council Discusses Borrowing of $19 million for City Hall and Duvall Field Projects

Council Supports Metro Apartment Development, Minus Tax Credit

At the June 11, 2019 meeting, the City Council supported the proposed Metro Apartment project “Artworth”, with some conditions. Gilbane Development Corporation is requesting an expedited Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) review of a DSP to construct a five-story building with 451 multifamily dwelling units and approximately 5,000 square feet of retail. According to the Gilbane, the […]

Thursday June 27th, 2019 in College Park Metro Apartment, Development | Comments Off on Council Supports Metro Apartment Development, Minus Tax Credit

Route 1 Construction to Complete by 2023

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has recently given us the following update about ongoing Rt 1 construction (between College Ave and MD193) and what to expect in the days ahead. The 1.4-mile project will support current and future development and improve traffic operations and safety for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians […]

Friday May 17th, 2019 in Development, Route 1 | Comments Off on Route 1 Construction to Complete by 2023

Residents Review Duvall Field Concept Plan

Yesterday, at Davis Hall, the Duvall Field consultant and the architect presented the concept plan to a community meeting. Here are the major highlights of the plan. Main field: The plan proposes to turn the south side of the field into a multi-sport field, with the options to play soccer, lacrosse, rugby, baseball and softball […]

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Tuesday May 14th, 2019 in Development, Duvall Field | Comments Off on Residents Review Duvall Field Concept Plan