Category: Development

Pregnancy Aid center Aims to Expand Operation

The Pregnancy Aid Center on Eirie Street is planning to build and additional building to meet the increase in demand for their service. Representatives from the center came before Council last week to talk about their detailed site plan that they have submitted to County’s planning department. The Council will consider approving a resolution supporting […]

Sunday April 24th, 2016 in Development, Pregnancy Aid Center | No Comments »

Group Plans to Form Committee About Duvall Field Improvement

The North College Park Civic Association (NCPCA) is in the middle of forming a committee regarding improvements at Duvall Field. The city will likely start construction on the new concession stand at Duvall Field this summer. In addition to this construction, there are plans to renovate the rest of the fields/spaces and install a walking […]

Thursday April 21st, 2016 in Development | No Comments »

FBI Relocation May Not Depend on Proximity Nearest Metro Location

According to this Washington Post article, General Services Administration (GSA), which is managing the search, is not considering Metro access a determining factor in deciding on a location. William Dowd, who oversees the FBI project for GSA, told the National Capital Planning Commission last week that his agency would not give greater consideration to a […]

Wednesday March 30th, 2016 in Development, FBI | No Comments »

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Friday February 26th, 2016 in Announcements, Development | No Comments »

City and UMD Considering Joint Tax Incentive to Attract Hi-Tech Development

In 2014, the State created the RISE Zone program to encourage investment and job creation near universities committed to economic development in their communities. Certain development and businesses within a designated RISE Zone would be eligible for real property tax credits and other benefits. The City Council supported the University of Maryland application to become […]

Tuesday February 16th, 2016 in Development | No Comments »

Public Hearing on FBI Development at Greenbelt Metro

Metro has announced that it is seeking your feedback on the proposed transit facilities at Greenbelt. The proposed changes to the transit facilities will only occur if the GSA selects Greenbelt as the location for the FBI Headquarters. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Prince George’s County are pursuing Transit-Oriented Joint Development opportunities […]

Friday February 5th, 2016 in Announcements, Development, FBI | 1 Comment »

Beltway – Edgewood Rd Interchange Safety Improvement Project Update

Here are some updates about the Beltway-Edgewood Interchange project. The SHA has added the project to their website. Here is the link. According to the SHA, topographic surveys and existing right of way information were received on December 11, 2015. The design team is currently working towards the 10% design milestone, which includes setting the […]

Thursday January 28th, 2016 in Development | 3 Comments »

City to Seek Funds for Hollywood Streetscape Project

At tonight’s Council meeting, the Council will consider sending a request for a State Bond bill for $200,000 in capital funding for the Hollywood Streetscape project. The estimated total capital cost of the project exceeds $1 million. The City would like to proceed in phases, first with the streetscape phase of the plan, at an […]

Tuesday January 26th, 2016 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | No Comments »

Berwyn Bridge Repair is Expected to Happen in this Spring

The Washington Post is reporting that the Berwyn bridge repair schedule is hit with another delay. The earliest we can see it happening this Spring. The paper says: “Nine months after a Metro contractor’s crane destroyed a pedestrian bridge over Green Line tracks in Prince George’s County, the company has yet to complete replacement of […]

Sunday January 17th, 2016 in Announcements, Development | No Comments »

Developer Presents Greenbelt Station Noise Reflection Study Report

The Greenbelt Station developer has sent the study report below on reflected noise from the Greenbelt Station development. The College Park City Council was considering to ask the developer to conduct the noise reflection study at tonight’s Council meeting. Please let me know if you’ve any questions. Figure below shows an aerial photo of the […]

Tuesday January 12th, 2016 in Development, Greenbelt Station | No Comments »

Council to Vote on Greenbelt Southcore Development

At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will discuss and vote on the the Southcore development’s detailed site plan. At the November 17, 2015 worksession meeting, the Council discussed the Detailed Site Plan (DSP) for Phase III of the Greenbelt Station South Core development. At their regular meeting, November 24, 2015, the Mayor and Council […]

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 in Development, Greenbelt Station | 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 »

Status Update on SHA Baltimore Avenue Sidewalk Project in North College Park

For many years, the City Council and staff have discussed with the State Highway Administration (SHA) improvements to the sidewalk connectivity along Baltimore Avenue. This specific project (University Blvd. to I-495) was most recently presented by SHA to the City Council on July 8, 2014 and again on September 2, 2014. The project will be […]

Friday January 1st, 2016 in Development, Route 1 | No Comments »

Fed Approves $390 million for New FBI Headquarters

According to this Washington Post article, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) has secured $390 million for a new FBI headquarters as part of the spending agreement that was negotiated by Democrats and Republicans in Congress. Post writes: The agency is in the first stages of relocating from the aging J. Edgar Hoover Building downtown to […]

Wednesday December 16th, 2015 in Development, FBI | No Comments »

SHA Plans to Widen Beltway in North College Park

Last Wednesday evening, I attended a meeting on SHA’s (the State Highway Administration) Greenbelt Metro interchange project on I-495 beltway. The 3.2 mile long project spans the portion of beltway between Rt 1 and the I-295, however the main focus of the project is to build a full interchange at the Greenbelt Metro allowing easy […]

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Saturday December 12th, 2015 in Development, Greenbelt Interchange | No Comments »