Category: Development

City Eyes to Acquire Property Next to Davis Hall in North College Park

Last week, I asked the Council to have a followup discussion on acquiring the small grassy area of the Stone Industrial site, next to Davis Hall. This is an idea staff suggested first to us last month. Staff has prepared an exhibit showing four options for subdividing the vacant property on the south side of the […]

Tuesday December 9th, 2014 in Davis Hall, Development | No Comments »

Neighborhood Sign on Beltway Overpass – What Do You Think?

Yesterday, a resident asked if anyone has ever thought about painting the neighborhood signs on either side of the 495 underpass similar to Ellicott City? I think I like the idea. The SHA is currently doing a preliminary design work on a full interchange along I-95/I-495 at the Greenbelt Metro Station. The bridge falls withing […]

Saturday December 6th, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

Proposed UMD Hotel ‘Too Tall’ Near College Park Airport – Council Says

At last Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Council discussed again the issues surrounding the height of the proposed $115 million, 276-room UMD Hotel at the corner of Route 1 and Paint Branch Avenue. The developer of the hotel is seeking a modification to the height limits in this area, which are currently set at 2-6 […]

Monday December 1st, 2014 in Development, The Hotel | No Comments »

Council to Vote on New City Hall Tomorrow

The Council will consider a motion supporting the selection of the current Knox Road site to build a new City Hall and authorizing staff to retain consultants assisting with this project. ​Staff estimate the site & building demolition, site work, renovation, construction​ at the Knox Rd site will cost approximately 8 million dollars. The  residents […]

Monday November 24th, 2014 in City Hall, Development | No Comments »

College Park and Neighboring Cities to Support FBI Move to Greenbelt

At last night’s worksession, the Council approved a Four cities resolution supporting a new FBI headquarters at the Greenbelt Metro Station. The Four Cities Coalition consists of College Park and its neighboring 3 cities – Berwyn Heights, New Carrollton and Greenbelt. The resolution will cite several benefits for choosing the location, which include (1) the […]

Wednesday November 19th, 2014 in Development, FBI | No Comments »

Council to Review ‘The Hotel’ Development at the University of Maryland

At tonight’s worksession, the Council will review the preliminary plan and detailed site plan for the hotel at the south east corner of Route 1 and Paint Branch Parkway. The developer Southern Management Corporation, Inc., has applied for the Detailed Site Plan for a vertical mixed use development on the property. The property is approximately […]

Tuesday November 18th, 2014 in Development, The Hotel | No Comments »

Despite Mayor’s Refusal, Residents Want to See a Third City Hall Option at Stone Industrial

In its November meeting last Thursday, the resident members at the north College Park Civic Association (NCPCA) approved a resolution asking the Mayor and Council to explore “all feasible alternatives” for the new College Park City Hall at a convenient “location accessible to all residents” of College Park. Many residents want the City to explore […]

Monday November 17th, 2014 in City Hall, Development | No Comments »

Public Meeting on the Hollywood Rd (West) Sidewalk

Next Monday, Council member Wojahn and I will be hosting a public meeting on the conceptual design of Hollywood Road sidewalk (between Rhode Island Avenue and Route 1). Please see below for details and spread the word. Thank you.

SHA Presents Route 1 Development Plan

Representatives from the State Highway Administration came to the City Council last Tuesday night to give an update on the design work on Route 1 between College Avenue and MD 193. Here are the highlights of that presentation on what the SHA plans to make the following changes: Roadway widening along US 1 Two 11-foot […]

Thursday November 6th, 2014 in Development, Route 1 | No Comments »

Conceptual Facade Designs for the Hollywood Commercial District

Recently, we met with staff from the City, County and the Park and Planning to review a design study on the facade / store front improvement of the stores at the Hollywood commenrcial district. The City has some matching grants that these businesses can apply to make these changes happen. The designs will be presented […]

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

Residents Speak About New City Hall Options

About 3 dozen residents came to last night’s town hall meeting and told the Mayor and council about what they think about the two future City Hall sites. Our staff made a presentation about two sites before residents offered their feedback. You can see that presentation here. Residents who favored the Calvert Road site made […]

Wednesday October 29th, 2014 in City Hall, Development | No Comments »

FBI Development at Greenbelt: The Question on Environmental Impact

I’ve received a few questions from residents with concerns of the proposed development’s impact on the surrounding area, particularly With respect to the effect of the proposed stormwater management facilities on flooding along the rest of Indian Creek watershed. I contacted the project’s developer on these concerns. He argues that the impact from the project […]

Tuesday October 28th, 2014 in Development, FBI | 1 Comment »

City to Seek Public Input On New City Hall Options

Tomorrow, at 7pm, the City Council will host a public forum on the future City Hall options. The Council has been considering two sites with several development options. The site options include: (1) The current Knox Road site: This includes tearing down the site and rebuilding a new building there (2) Rebuilding at the 4601 […]

Monday October 27th, 2014 in Announcements, City Hall, Development | No Comments »

City Sends Its Comments Supporting FBI Move to Greenbelt Site

At last night’s worksession, the City Council decided to send a letter to GSA with its comments on FBI’s possible move to the Greenbelt location. GSA is seeking public input as part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. Here is the draft text of that letter: The City of College Park supports the Greenbelt […]

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 in Development, FBI | No Comments »

Council Approves Hollywood Commercial District Streetscape Design Project

At last week’s Council meeting, the Council awarded a contract to Floura Teeter, the landscape architect company that recently designed the Hollywood Gateway Park, to make a conceptual design plan for streetscape improvements in the Hollywood Commercial District. These improvements could include street furniture and a pedestrian area, pedestrian lights, better sidewalks and bicycle facilities, […]

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Tuesday October 21st, 2014 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | 2 Comments »