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Council to Ask Some Changes in New County Zoning Regulations

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will consider approving a letter to the M-NCPPC with the City’s comments on the Comprehensive Draft Review (CRD) of the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Landscape Manual. A zoning map amendment (zoning map) to implement the new ordinance will follow after the new zoning regulations a have been […]

Monday December 4th, 2017 in City Council, County, Development | No Comments »

Council Set to Approve Mixed Use Development at the Old the Quality Inn/Plato’s Diner Site

At this week’s meeting, the City Council will consider approving the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision and Detailed Site Plan to redevelop the Quality Inn/Plato’s Diner Site located at 7200 Baltimore Avenue. At the last Council meeting, City Council discussed the proposed project, which is a mixed-use development of 393 multifamily dwelling units and 72,971 square […]

Sunday December 3rd, 2017 in Bozzuto, Development | No Comments »

Split Council Decides to Use Eminent Domain and Acquire Route 1 Properties

At last night’s City Council meeting, the City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the acquisition of properties located at 7409 and 7411 Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) using eminent domain. Five businesses at these locations will be affected by the acquisition and further development, including Smoothie King, Subway, Hair Cuttery, Shanghai Cafe, and a cell phone […]

Wednesday November 29th, 2017 in City Hall, Development | No Comments »

City Eyes Acquiring Route 1 Properties by Eminent Domain for City Hall Project

At tomorrow’s meeting, the City Council will introduce an ordinance authorizing the acquisition of properties located at 7409 and 7411 Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) using eminent domain. Once acquired, the land where these properties currently stand, will be part of the new City Hall project. Five businesses at these locations will be affected by the […]

Monday November 13th, 2017 in City Hall, Development | 1 Comment »

City to Build Bike and Pedestrian Path on Campus drive

At this week’s Council meeting, the City Council will consider approving a feasibility study project to build a side path along the north side of Campus Drive between Baltimore Avenue and the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail. The City received a grant of $89,600 from the Maryland Department of Transportation Bikeways; the grant requires a […]

Sunday November 12th, 2017 in Development | Comments Off on City to Build Bike and Pedestrian Path on Campus drive

Duvall Field: In Next Phase, City Plans to Redesign Playing Fields, Add New Lighting, Playground and Walking Trail

If you haven’t been already, the City’s primary recreational facility, Duvall Field recently got some major upgrades for its concession building and plaza. Duvall Field is the home of the College Park Boys and Girls Club, and has seen countless games of youth soccer, football and lacrosse played on its fields. It is also a […]

Friday November 3rd, 2017 in Development, Duvall Field | Comments Off on Duvall Field: In Next Phase, City Plans to Redesign Playing Fields, Add New Lighting, Playground and Walking Trail

Hollywood Road Sidewalk Project Inches Forward

The City has been working for some to build a sidewalk on Hollywood Road between Route 1 and Road Island Avenue. The idea came after many residents living on and around the street told us the traffic on the street has increased significantly in recent years and expressed concerns about safety on the street. Back […]

Tuesday October 31st, 2017 in Development, Hollywood Road Sidewalk | Comments Off on Hollywood Road Sidewalk Project Inches Forward

Council to Weigh In on the Holiday Inn Sign on Route 1

At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will revisit the free-standing Holiday Inn sign at 9020 Baltimore Avenue (near Greenbelt Road). Holiday Inn Express, at this address, applied for a departure to replace an existing pole sign with a new one. The City’s Advisory Planning Commission considered the departure request and recommended denial. On August […]

Tuesday October 24th, 2017 in Development | Comments Off on Council to Weigh In on the Holiday Inn Sign on Route 1

Council to Discuss New Duvall Field Concession Building Use Policies

The community celebrated the grand opening of the Duvall Field concession building and teh surrounding plaza last Friday. This gives us an opportunity to discuss the current and future use of Duvall Field facilities including field use and improvements. Food service has been limited due to Health Department regulations. There are existing Council-approved rules and […]

Monday October 16th, 2017 in Duvall Field | 2 Comments »

Chick-fil-A Plans to Open in North College Park

The Atlanta-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A plans to open a store in north College Park. The proposed site is at the northeast corner of the Route 1 and Greenbelt Road, adjacent to the Veterans Memorial. The Cass family currently owns the property and is doing business as a U-Haul dealer. They are talking to the Chick-fil-A […]

Sunday October 15th, 2017 in Chick-fil-A, Development | Comments Off on Chick-fil-A Plans to Open in North College Park

City to Support College Park Metro Apartment Plan

At tonight’s meeting, the Council will consider supporting Preliminary Plan for College Park Metro Apartments and associated variation requests. At the Worksession on October 3rd, City Council discussed the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision for the College Park Metro Station site submitted by Gilbane Development Company. Gilbane has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with the […]

Tuesday October 10th, 2017 in College Park Metro Apartment, Development | Comments Off on City to Support College Park Metro Apartment Plan

Council Decides to Complete Rhode Island Ave Streetscape Before Building Wellness Circuit

At last night’s Council worksession, the City Council discussed the future of the Hollywood Streetscape project. Recently, the consultant team of Sabra, Wang and Associates, Inc. and Floura Teeter has completed the 30% Design Report and Construction Plans for this project. They made a presentation of their preliminary results at the May 2, 2017 City […]

Wednesday October 4th, 2017 in Hollywood Streetscape | Comments Off on Council Decides to Complete Rhode Island Ave Streetscape Before Building Wellness Circuit

City Eyes to Purchase College Park Woods Swimming Club Property

At this week’s meeting, the City Council will discuss whether the City should make an offer to purchase property owned by the College Park Swim Club Inc. for community use by city residents.   The College Park Woods community was built with a pool and pool house for homeowners in the subdivision; membership required payment of […]

Sunday September 3rd, 2017 in College Park Woods Swimming Club, Development | Comments Off on City Eyes to Purchase College Park Woods Swimming Club Property

Purple Line Construction Kicks Off with a Bang

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – Major construction on the Purple Line began with a bang Monday in Hyattsville, Maryland, after years of wrangling over the 16-mile, 21-stop light-rail project. After a ceremonial signing of a $900 million federal funding agreement with U. S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan got behind the controls of a […]

Thursday August 31st, 2017 in Development, Purple line | Comments Off on Purple Line Construction Kicks Off with a Bang

After FBI Project Nixed, Area Leaders to Discuss Development Options at Greenbelt Metro Site

After the much-anticipated plan to move the FBI headquarters to Greenbelt is shelved, the area leaders have started discussing what can be done at the Greenbelt site. The Four cities Coalition, comprised of the Mayors and Council members from College Park, Greenbelt, Berwyn Heights, and New Carrollton will be meeting tonight to discuss this topic […]

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Wednesday July 26th, 2017 in Development, FBI, Greenbelt Interchange | Comments Off on After FBI Project Nixed, Area Leaders to Discuss Development Options at Greenbelt Metro Site