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The Latest Recreation Report May Dash Hopes of a Community Center in North College Park

[Update 10/27/2020: GreenPlay, LLC has made some edits to the recreation report removing the “no need for a new community center language. The City Council plans to adopt the report at tonight’s meeting] Tomorrow, the College Park City Council is expected to vote on a report that may kill the hope of many north College […]

Gateway Park Ribbon Cutting – Next Monday

Please join us for the City’s ribbon cuttings of the Hollywood Gateway Park Monday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m. Please RSVP by clicking the links below or responding to this email. Information about parking is including in the link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hollywood-gateway-park-ribbon-cutting-tickets-123073717803 COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines will be enforced at this event. Face coverings must be worn […]

Saturday October 3rd, 2020 in Announcements, Development, Gateway | No Comments »

Gateway Park is now Open to Public

The Hollywood Gateway Park is now complete and “technically” open to the public. Please maintain social distancing rules if you plan to visit the park. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been engaged by giving important feedback (including the critical ones) through an unexpectedly very long journey that took us […]

Tuesday September 29th, 2020 in Announcements, Development, Gateway | 3 Comments »

Two Development Options Discussed for the Stone Industrial Site

At last week’s town hall on the Stone Industrial property, residents discussed two potential development opportunities at the Stone Industrial site. County Councilman Tom Dernoga (District 1)  hosted the meeting and shared the information. Option 1 calls for the construction of townhomes with 232 dwelling units. The developer for this option came before the community […]

Saturday September 26th, 2020 in Development | 2 Comments »

A New High-End Student Housing Coming to Knox Rd

At this week’s meeting, the City Council supported the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision (PPS) and a Detailed Site Plan (DSP) of “The Hub” student housing, at 4210-4220 Knox Road located on the north side of Knox Road, approximately 200 feet east of its intersection with Guilford Drive. The PPS proposes to combine 6 lots to […]

Thursday September 24th, 2020 in Development, The Hub | Comments Off on A New High-End Student Housing Coming to Knox Rd

In Next Five Years, Residents Want Sensible Development, More Amenities

Last week, the Council received a presentation about College Park’s new five-year strategic plan for fiscal years 2021-2025. The City’s current five-year strategic plan (for FY 2015-2020) is ending, and the Mayor and Council wish to develop a new five-year strategic plan. City Council secured a consultant Performance Breakthroughs, Inc. (PBI) to help develop City’s […]

Saturday August 22nd, 2020 in Development, Plans | Comments Off on In Next Five Years, Residents Want Sensible Development, More Amenities

Four Public Hearings Start Tomorrow about Adding Toll lanes to I-495 Beltway

Today, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration said in a statement that the first public-comment hearing on the 18,000+ page I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation will begin with a virtual hearing from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 18,. You’ll […]

Monday August 17th, 2020 in Announcements, Development, Transportation | 1 Comment »

City Publishes More Information about Odessa Park in Sunnyside

A revised concept plan for the Odessa Park project has been added to the City website on the Project page in the project documents section. Please click this link The plan is listed as Odessa Park Concept Plan. The proposed park will be located at the end of Odess Rd. Please see below. City hosted […]

Thursday August 6th, 2020 in Development | Comments Off on City Publishes More Information about Odessa Park in Sunnyside

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study DEIS Public Hearings

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) have completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study. Six Joint Public Hearings will be conducted to hear testimony on the DEIS and the Joint Federal/State Application […]

Friday July 31st, 2020 in Announcements, Development, Transportation | Comments Off on I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study DEIS Public Hearings

City Awards Hollywood Dog Park Construction Contract

At last week’s Council meeting, the City Council will awarded contract CP-20-07 to WGCI Enterprises for the construction of the Hollywood Dog Park in the amount of $314,806.75. Residents have expressed interest in the creation of an open access dog park. Mayor & Council approved a Design & Engineering contract to A. Morton Thomas & Associates in November 2018 […]

Sunday July 19th, 2020 in Hollywood Dog Park | Comments Off on City Awards Hollywood Dog Park Construction Contract

Afordable Housing is Coming to Branchville

Cruz Development Corporation is requesting Detailed Site Plan (DSP) review for property located on the north side of Branchville Road, west of its intersection with University Boulevard and Rhode Island Avenue. The purpose of the DSP is to construct a 7-story, 81-unit apartment building with 130 parking spaces (35 surface and 95 structured). The proposed […]

Monday July 13th, 2020 in Branchville Crossing, Development | Comments Off on Afordable Housing is Coming to Branchville

Council to Ask SHA and County Council to Help Fund Route 1 Reconstruction in North College PArk

Recently, I asked the City Council to consider sending a letter to the SHA/MDOT thanking them for their announcement on the reconstruction of Route 1 in south College Park and asking them to start rebuilding Route 1 in North College Park. Segments 2 and 3 of the reconstruction in the north College Park has not […]

Monday June 8th, 2020 in Development, Route 1 | 1 Comment »

$29 Million Route 1 Reconstruction to Start Next Week

According to the MDOT / SHA, the Route 1 construction this month on a three-year, $29 million project to improve safety and operations for motorists, bicyclist and pedestrians along US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) from College Avenue/Regents Drive to MD 193 (University Boulevard) in College Park. This 1.4-mile project also supports revitalization and traffic relief along […]

Thursday May 21st, 2020 in Development, Route 1 | Comments Off on $29 Million Route 1 Reconstruction to Start Next Week

Council Grants Tax Credit to College Park Metro Apartments Developer

At last night’s meeting, the City Council voted to grant a City Revitalization Tax Credit to the Gilbane Development Company for College Park Metro Apartments (The Atworth). Over 5 years period, the developer will be getting a total of $701,542 in tax credit from the City. The amount equals 75% of the increased assessment of […]

Wednesday May 13th, 2020 in Development | Comments Off on Council Grants Tax Credit to College Park Metro Apartments Developer

Paint Branch Riverwalk Survey

The Neighborhood Design Center, in partnership with the College Park City-University Partnership, is asking questions to help understand what enhancements could potentially be made to the area along Paint Branch (the creek) from North Gate Park and the underpass of Baltimore Avenue to Metzerott Road. This visioning project is a collaboration between the College Park […]

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Friday May 8th, 2020 in Development | Comments Off on Paint Branch Riverwalk Survey