Category: Development

Council Mulls Appointing Consultant to Address City’s Development Challenges

College Park is going through a number of developments. The City is looking for a development consultant to address city’s future development challenges. At tonight’s City Council meeting, the City Council will review applications of development consultants. The selected consultant will work on tasks like the review of project proposals, feasibility, financial and cost-benefit analyses, […]

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 in Development | No Comments »

City and UMD to Negotiate Using Calvert Rd School as a Daycare

At last night City Council meeting, the City Council approved authorizing staff to enter into negotiations with the University of Maryland (UMD) on their child care proposal for Calvert Road School. The University of Maryland (UMD) wants to open up a facility to provide day care for their employees. They plan to contract with an […]

Wednesday September 21st, 2016 in Calvert Rd. School, University of Maryland | No Comments »

College Park: The New and Improved

The Washington Business Journal has recently run this cover story titled “College Park grows up” and talks about the developments taking place in College Park.

Tuesday August 9th, 2016 in Development | No Comments »

City Eyes a Robust Revitalization Plan for Hollywood Commercial District

At the last worksession the city Council discussed the best way to move forward with the proposed streetscape design plan. The Council plans vote tomorrow about awarding the design contract to Sabra, Wang and Associates, with the following goals in mind. The fitness trail planning and design will be less complicated than the streetscape planning and […]

Monday August 8th, 2016 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | No Comments »

Hollywood Streetscape Design Project to Start Soon

The Council will discuss awarding a contract for the design of Hollywood Streetscape project. The scope includes the segment of Rhode Island Avenue in order to improve pedestrian, bike and bus facilities; create more usable public space; and to improve the aesthetics of the streetscape to provide a distinct sense of place for the Hollywood […]

Monday August 1st, 2016 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | 1 Comment »

Council Approves Duvall Field Plaza and Concession Stand Project

At this Tuesday’s Council meeting, the Council approved a contract for construction of the Concession Building and Recreation Plaza at Duvall Field be awarded to Mid-Atlantic General Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $1,085,000. The City requested and received sealed bids for the Duvall Field Concession Building and Recreation Plaza. Two bids were received as […]

Thursday July 14th, 2016 in Development | No Comments »

Council to Hear Comments about Proposed Parking around Metropolitan Development

The City conducted a survey of area households in spring of 2016 to gauge interest in permit restricted parking in anticipation of the 2017 opening of The Boulevard at 9091 (formerly known as the Metropolitan development). This development consists of 45 townhomes, 238 apartments, 4,100 square feet of retail and a parking garage, and is […]

Monday July 11th, 2016 in Development, Parking | No Comments »

Council Approves $105K to Help Build Park, Fitness Trail in North College Park

Early this month, College park City Council approved a total of nearly $105,000 to help build the Gateway Park and a fitness trail around the Hollywood (REI / MoM) Shopping Center. Council approved the FY2017 Program Open Space (POS) allocation using $20,000 for land acquisition to expand the Hollywood Gateway Park and using $94, 712 […]

Monday June 27th, 2016 in Gateway | 1 Comment »

Council to Approve Funds for Park and Wellness Track in North College Park

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will consider approving  the FY2017 Program Open Space (POS) allocation using $20,000 for land acquisition to expand the Hollywood Gateway Park and using $94, 712 for the wellness trail around Hollywood Shopping Center as proposed by staff. Prince George’s County’s allocation of POS funds in FY2017 is $3,258,859; College […]

Tuesday June 14th, 2016 in Development, Gateway | No Comments »

Towne Place Development May Break Ground this Fall

Representatives from the Baywood Hotels development group will be at the Council worksession to present the Towne Place suite (9620-9624 Baltimore Avenue) development in north College Park. The nearly $6 million project will consist of a 75-room extended stay hotel operated by Marriott. After receiving final zoning approval in late 2012, the applicant finalized the […]

Sunday May 15th, 2016 in Development, Towne Place | No Comments »

Proposed Pedestrian Bridge Between Greenbelt and College Park Not Moving Forward

The much-discussed pedestrian overpass between College Park and Greenbelt is not going to happen, at least for now. Teh College Park City Council approved a location just south of Public Works property. Unfortunately, teh Greenbelt City Council decided not to build the overpass. The Prince Georges County Planning Board approved the Greenbelt Station DSP resolution […]

Friday May 6th, 2016 in Development | 8 Comments »

Pregnancy Aid center Aims to Expand Operation

The Pregnancy Aid Center on Eirie Street is planning to build and additional building to meet the increase in demand for their service. Representatives from the center came before Council last week to talk about their detailed site plan that they have submitted to County’s planning department. The Council will consider approving a resolution supporting […]

Sunday April 24th, 2016 in Development, Pregnancy Aid Center | No Comments »

Group Plans to Form Committee About Duvall Field Improvement

The North College Park Civic Association (NCPCA) is in the middle of forming a committee regarding improvements at Duvall Field. The city will likely start construction on the new concession stand at Duvall Field this summer. In addition to this construction, there are plans to renovate the rest of the fields/spaces and install a walking […]

Thursday April 21st, 2016 in Development | No Comments »

FBI Relocation May Not Depend on Proximity Nearest Metro Location

According to this Washington Post article, General Services Administration (GSA), which is managing the search, is not considering Metro access a determining factor in deciding on a location. William Dowd, who oversees the FBI project for GSA, told the National Capital Planning Commission last week that his agency would not give greater consideration to a […]

Wednesday March 30th, 2016 in Development, FBI | No Comments »

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Friday February 26th, 2016 in Announcements, Development | No Comments »