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County to Study a Recreational Facility in North College Park

Recently we learned that the M-NCPPC has added a CIP budget item of $250,000 in its current budget (FY20) to do a feasibility study for the “North College Park Area Indoor Rec Facility” . Please see the screenshot of the budget item below. Thanks to the advocacy of many north College Park residents, and in […]

Saturday September 14th, 2019 in North College Park Community Center | No Comments »

Final Vote on $19 million Borrowing for City Hall and Duvall Field Redevelopment Projects

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will consider a resolution authorizing and empowering the City to issue and sell a series of its general obligation bonds in the original aggregate principal amount not to exceed $19 million. The proceeds of the sale of bonds will be used for the public purpose of financing the new City […]

Monday September 9th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | No Comments »

Council to Vote on Borrowing Upto $19M for City Hall & Duvall Field Projects

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will host a public hearing and vote on an ordinance to borrow up to $19 Million for the public purpose of financing a new City Hall and Duvall Field renovations. If approved, the City plans to do this by authorizing and empowering the City to sell and issue, upon its […]

Monday August 12th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council to Vote on Borrowing Upto $19M for City Hall & Duvall Field Projects

City Hall Move Announcement

I recently came across the following announcement (at the end of my post below) about the City Hall move on NextDoor. As the City Council has been discussing the new City Hall project, it has directed staff to look for a new place to move City offices, in case it finally approves the construction budget […]

Monday July 29th, 2019 in Announcements, City Hall, Development | Comments Off on City Hall Move Announcement

Beltway May Still Be Expanded in College Park and Prince George’s, But May Not in Montgomery

The MDOT has recently agreed to a proposal to MoCo’s Plan for traffic relief. According to the announcement, the plan calls for “active traffic management and spot improvements” along the Beltway from Bethesda to Adelphi, using existing right of way. The new proposal envisions improvements to MARC commuter rail service, a network of bus rapid […]

Sunday July 28th, 2019 in Development | Comments Off on Beltway May Still Be Expanded in College Park and Prince George’s, But May Not in Montgomery

Hollywood Gateway Park Construction Update: 

City’s Planning Department has given the following update of he Hollywood Gateway Park construction peoject. The pavilion and ramp foundation walls have been completed Sitework related to utility installation (water, electric and storm drain) is getting underway. Next week, the maintenance of traffic plan along Edgewood Road will be implemented so that demolition of the […]

Sunday July 21st, 2019 in Development, Gateway | Comments Off on Hollywood Gateway Park Construction Update: 

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 | Comments Off on City to Spend More on City Hall Contract Services to Better Negotiate and to Reduce Cost

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 | Comments Off on Council Discusses Borrowing of $19 million for City Hall and Duvall Field Projects

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 […]

Thursday June 27th, 2019 in College Park Metro Apartment, Development | Comments Off on Council Supports Metro Apartment Development, Minus Tax Credit

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 […]

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Wednesday April 24th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | 2 Comments »