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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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 | Comments Off on Proposed Branchville Storage Facility Asks for a Taller Building

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 | Comments Off on Public Meetings: Duvall Field Vision & Planning Project

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 • […]

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