Category: Development

Ignoring Residents, Council Moves to Study Extending Hollywood Road

In last night’s Council meeting, the City Council voted 4-4 on the motion to relieve the developer from their escrow obligation to develop and finance an extension of Hollywood Rd west of Route 1. Council members Mitchel, Dennis, Day and Kabir supported the motion, while Council members Wojahn, Brennan, Hew and Stullich opposed it. Mayor […]

Wednesday August 13th, 2014 in Development, Hollywood Road Extension | 3 Comments »

In Pictures – The Hotel at the University

The developer of the proposed 4-star “The Hotel” at the corner of Route 1 and Paint Branch Avenue came to last week’s Council worksession to present their plan to the College Park City Council. The highlights of the plan include (1) 329,00 gross sq ft (2) 292 guestrooms (3) 14,700 sf of ballroom space (4) […]

Monday August 11th, 2014 in Development, The Hotel | 3 Comments »

Council to Recommend Old Koons Development

At tonight’s City Council meeting, the City Council will consider recommending approval of the proposed Detailed Site Plan for a new mixed-use market-rate (non-student) apartment building with up to 1,000 square feet retail at 4700 Berwyn House Road, the current site of an office building behind the old Koons Ford property on the east side […]

Tuesday July 15th, 2014 in Development, Old Koons | No Comments »

Officials Set to Announce Route 1 Pedestrian Safety Changes Today

Representatives from the City, SHA, County and the University of Maryland will be making a major announcement this afternoon about pedestrian safety improvement on Route 1 in old town College Park. Three people have been killed in the past six months at this small stretch of Route 1. Officials have been considering a number of […]

Monday July 14th, 2014 in Public Safety, Route 1 | No Comments »

SHA Plans to Build Route 1 Sidewalks in North College Park Next Year

Representatives from the State Highway Administration came to City Council worksession last night to present the design of the proposed route 1 retrofit side walk program. The sidewalks will be built on both sides of Route 1 from north of beltway to Rt 193. They have construction funding of $450,000. Construction is expected start sometime […]

Wednesday July 9th, 2014 in Development | 2 Comments »

Roundtable Discussion Aims to Create College Park’s Next Great Neighborhood

On June 27, Friday, at 8:30 am to 11:30 am, City’s annual real estate forum returns with a focus on efforts to create a new neighborhood in the area adjacent to the College Park-UMD Metro Station, which is home to the College Park Airport and M Square Research Park. The vision for the area includes […]

Wednesday June 18th, 2014 in Business, Development | No Comments »

Old Koons Development Plans to Add 7 – Story Apartment

Keane Enterprises is revising this DSP to add 2.12 acres of adjoining land at 4700 Berwyn House Road to construct a 7-story, 275-unit apartment building. There is currently an office building at this location which the applicant would demolish. The original DSP for this project was submitted by Keane Enterprises and consisted of redeveloping the […]

Monday June 2nd, 2014 in Development, Old Koons | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Gateway Park and Duvall Field Projects

The City of College Park has been notified that the City will be receiving $129,169 in FY 2015 POS funds based on the 2010 census population. Applications for acquisition and/or development projects must be submitted by June 20, 2014. Typically, POS funding must be divided equally between acquisition and development projects. This year, all of […]

Sunday June 1st, 2014 in Development, Duvall Field, Gateway | No Comments »

Community Meeting on Hollywood Rd. Sidewalk

Council member Wojahn and I plan to hold a community meeting with the residents of Hollywood Road to discuss the possibility of building sidewalk on their street. Our City engineer Steve Halpern will be there to take questions. WHEN: 7:00 pm, Monday, June 2, 2014 WHERE: College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave., The […]

Monday May 26th, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

Duvall Field to Get a New Concession Building

Due to the high cost (over $5,000,000) of renovation of the entire Duvall Field complex, the city has reexamined the project to make it more affordable. With input from the Boys and Girls Club and other community members, it was determined that the parking areas and playground could remain as-is and that a regulation football […]

Tuesday May 20th, 2014 in Development, Duvall Field | 1 Comment »

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 […]

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