Category: Development

SHA Plans to Improve Rt 1 Pedestrian Safety At I-495 Ramp

Recently a north College Park resident and high school student came to the NCPCA meeting and suggested to make some improvements at the I-495 ramp near the Edgewood Road and Route 1 intersection. The SHA engineer studied the intersection further and made the following changes. (1) SHA review confirmed that pedestrians currently do not have […]

Thursday September 18th, 2014 in Route 1 | No Comments »

GSA to Host Public Meetings on FBI’s Future Sites

Last week, the General Services Administration announced there will be four hearings to discuss potential sites for the new FBI headquarters over the next month. These meetings are public open houses where residents can meet with GSA planners to learn more about the project while “identifying issues and potential impacts associated with the FBI Headquarters […]

Wednesday September 17th, 2014 in Announcements, Development, FBI | No Comments »

Council to Discuss FBI Development at Greenbelt Metro

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will discuss the proposed FBI development at the Greenbelt Metro development. Based on my conversation with Garth Beall, the developer at the A.H. Smith Greenbelt Management, the core FBI development will consist of 5 buildings. Their heights will range from from 10 to 16 stories. The developer is […]

Monday September 15th, 2014 in Development, FBI | 5 Comments »

Route 1 Sidewalk in North College Park Can be Rebuilt by Next Year

Representatives from the State Highway Administration (SHA) came to last night’s Council worksession to talk about the sidewalk retrofit program in north College Park (from MD 193 to I-495). The SHA representative told us the project can begin as early as within a year and it will take about 6 months to complete. This means the […]

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

Ignoring Residents, Council Moves to Study Extending Hollywood Road

In last night’s Council meeting, the City Council voted 4-4 on the motion to relieve the developer from their escrow obligation to develop and finance an extension of Hollywood Rd west of Route 1. Council members Mitchel, Dennis, Day and Kabir supported the motion, while Council members Wojahn, Brennan, Hew and Stullich opposed it. Mayor […]

Wednesday August 13th, 2014 in Development, Hollywood Road Extension | 3 Comments »

In Pictures – The Hotel at the University

The developer of the proposed 4-star “The Hotel” at the corner of Route 1 and Paint Branch Avenue came to last week’s Council worksession to present their plan to the College Park City Council. The highlights of the plan include (1) 329,00 gross sq ft (2) 292 guestrooms (3) 14,700 sf of ballroom space (4) […]

Monday August 11th, 2014 in Development, The Hotel | 5 Comments »

Council to Recommend Old Koons Development

At tonight’s City Council meeting, the City Council will consider recommending approval of the proposed Detailed Site Plan for a new mixed-use market-rate (non-student) apartment building with up to 1,000 square feet retail at 4700 Berwyn House Road, the current site of an office building behind the old Koons Ford property on the east side […]

Tuesday July 15th, 2014 in Development, Old Koons | No Comments »

Officials Set to Announce Route 1 Pedestrian Safety Changes Today

Representatives from the City, SHA, County and the University of Maryland will be making a major announcement this afternoon about pedestrian safety improvement on Route 1 in old town College Park. Three people have been killed in the past six months at this small stretch of Route 1. Officials have been considering a number of […]

Monday July 14th, 2014 in Public Safety, Route 1 | No Comments »

SHA Plans to Build Route 1 Sidewalks in North College Park Next Year

Representatives from the State Highway Administration came to City Council worksession last night to present the design of the proposed route 1 retrofit side walk program. The sidewalks will be built on both sides of Route 1 from north of beltway to Rt 193. They have construction funding of $450,000. Construction is expected start sometime […]

Wednesday July 9th, 2014 in Development | 2 Comments »

Roundtable Discussion Aims to Create College Park’s Next Great Neighborhood

On June 27, Friday, at 8:30 am to 11:30 am, City’s annual real estate forum returns with a focus on efforts to create a new neighborhood in the area adjacent to the College Park-UMD Metro Station, which is home to the College Park Airport and M Square Research Park. The vision for the area includes […]

Wednesday June 18th, 2014 in Business, Development | No Comments »

Old Koons Development Plans to Add 7 – Story Apartment

Keane Enterprises is revising this DSP to add 2.12 acres of adjoining land at 4700 Berwyn House Road to construct a 7-story, 275-unit apartment building. There is currently an office building at this location which the applicant would demolish. The original DSP for this project was submitted by Keane Enterprises and consisted of redeveloping the […]

Monday June 2nd, 2014 in Development, Old Koons | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Gateway Park and Duvall Field Projects

The City of College Park has been notified that the City will be receiving $129,169 in FY 2015 POS funds based on the 2010 census population. Applications for acquisition and/or development projects must be submitted by June 20, 2014. Typically, POS funding must be divided equally between acquisition and development projects. This year, all of […]

Sunday June 1st, 2014 in Development, Duvall Field, Gateway | No Comments »

Community Meeting on Hollywood Rd. Sidewalk

Council member Wojahn and I plan to hold a community meeting with the residents of Hollywood Road to discuss the possibility of building sidewalk on their street. Our City engineer Steve Halpern will be there to take questions. WHEN: 7:00 pm, Monday, June 2, 2014 WHERE: College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave., The […]

Monday May 26th, 2014 in Development | No Comments »

Duvall Field to Get a New Concession Building

Due to the high cost (over $5,000,000) of renovation of the entire Duvall Field complex, the city has reexamined the project to make it more affordable. With input from the Boys and Girls Club and other community members, it was determined that the parking areas and playground could remain as-is and that a regulation football […]

Tuesday May 20th, 2014 in Development, Duvall Field | 1 Comment »

SHA Begins Resurfacing Work on MD 193

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has begun the resurfacing phase of a project on MD 193 (Greenbelt Road) from Rhode Island Avenue to Southway in Greenbelt, Prince George’s County. The work is part of a $4.5 million safety and resurfacing project, which began last spring and should be complete by late summer, weather permitting. […]

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