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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 | No Comments »

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 […]

Tuesday May 14th, 2019 in Development, Duvall Field | No Comments »

All New Duvall Field may have a Multi-Sport Turf, Lighting, Walking Trail, Stage and a Play Area

Tomorrow, Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m., please join a community meeting at Davis Hall (9217 – 51st Avenue) to see the conceptual plan about the second phase of the Duvall Field project. The community input received as a result of outreach efforts last winter has been translated by the City’s consultant, Greenplay, LLC, into […]

Sunday May 12th, 2019 in Development, Duvall Field | No Comments »

Proposed Branchville Storage Facility Asks for a Taller Building

At this week’s meeting, the City Council will discuss the Detailed Site Plan (DSP) of the proposed self-storage facility (EZ Storage) at 5151 Branchville Road. Back in November, 2016, County’s Planning Board approved the DSP with conditions to allow the razing of three existing buildings and associated parking for the purpose of redeveloping the site […]

Sunday May 5th, 2019 in Development | No Comments »

Public Meetings: Duvall Field Vision & Planning Project

Monday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Davis Hall Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. City Council Regular Meeting at City Hall The community input received as a result of outreach efforts last winter has been translated by the City’s consultant, Greenplay, LLC, into a conceptual plan with new facilities and amenities. You are invited […]

Wednesday May 1st, 2019 in Announcements, Duvall Field | No Comments »

Council Decides to Borrow up to $14 million, Clearing Potential Spending of $21 million or More on New City Hall

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council voted 7-1 to borrow up to $14 million to build the new City Hall. The decision will now allow the City Hall project team to finish designing the new City Hall with the latest schematic design. Once completed, the new City Hall can potentially cost taxpayers $21 […]

Wednesday April 24th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | 2 Comments »

In Spending Big on New City Hall, Let’s not Forget other Amenities Residents are Asking

First, I totally support the need to address the lack of space of our City employees in the current City Hall. The new City hall can accommodate more employees. Many of the Public Services employees will now be accommodated in the new Hall. They cannot be the Calvert Road site, as the UMD is building […]

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 in Budget, City Council, City Hall, Development | 1 Comment »

City Hall Project Cost Rises by $8 million in 8 Months

The estimated project cost of the City Hall has gone up from $12.9 million in  July 2018 to $20.6 million in April 2019. The total project cost is now estimated at $47.6 million, with the UMD paying the rest ($27 million). At last Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Hall project team gave those numbers. Please […]

Wednesday April 17th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on City Hall Project Cost Rises by $8 million in 8 Months

Tracking Down City Hall’s Rising Project Cost

If built on the latest design, the City Hall project is the most expensive project that the City has undertaken since its incorporation back in 1945. What started out as a $4 million project back in 2011, is now estimated to cost nearly $19 million to complete, according to the FY 2020 draft budget, which […]

Monday March 18th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | 2 Comments »

Gateway Park Construction Begins

In case you’re wondering what is going on at the corner of Route 1 and Edgewood Rd, it’s the construction of the Gateway Park, that just started this week (Finally!!!) As you’ve noticed, the area on 47th Place along the site’s frontage is cordoned off and no parking will be allowed here during the construction […]

Wednesday March 6th, 2019 in Announcements, Development, Gateway | Comments Off on Gateway Park Construction Begins

College Park Woods Swimming Club property Update

At last night’s meeting, the City Council discussed the next steps concerning College Park Woods Swimming Club property. The City purchased the property on July 27, 2018 for $256,100 with Program Open Space funds. The Council decided the following (a) Decommissioning the pool: Drain pools, cap supply line, provide drains, infill pools and remove all […]

Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 in Development | Comments Off on College Park Woods Swimming Club property Update

Public Forum: Duvall Field Visioning & Planning Project

The City of College Park needs your input to determine future improvements at Duvall Field. Please attend this meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for upgrading and prioritizing its facilities, amenities and services. This will help the City to develop a plan to meet community needs and wishes. • Learn about the project • […]

Saturday December 22nd, 2018 in Announcements, Duvall Field | Comments Off on Public Forum: Duvall Field Visioning & Planning Project

Gateway Park Construction to Start Early Next Year

Some of you have asked for an update about the Gateway Park project at the  corner of Route 1 and Edgewood Road. The City Council awarded the construction contract a few months back. Accordingly, the final construction was expected to start in this fall. Unfortuantely, the right-of-entry/acquisition issues (from 47th Place) took some time to […]

Wednesday November 28th, 2018 in Development, Gateway | Comments Off on Gateway Park Construction to Start Early Next Year

Council Supports New Jewish Center in College Park

The Hillel in College Park is proposing to build a new Jewish cultural center (Hillel) to replace the existing one at 7612 Mowatt Lane, in Old Town College Park Historic District. The new cultural center is proposed to be 38,728 square feet and two-stories tall. The existing building is 16,930 square feet and is also […]

Sunday November 25th, 2018 in Development | Comments Off on Council Supports New Jewish Center in College Park

New City Hall Building will Include University Offices

At last night’s Council meeting, the new City Hall architecture team presented a concept plan of the new City Hall building that will include University of Maryland offices in it. Please see above a model of the proposed 3-D model the architecture team presented at the meeting. According to the new design, there will be retail on […]

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Wednesday November 21st, 2018 in City Hall | Comments Off on New City Hall Building will Include University Offices