Category: Development

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 | 1 Comment »

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 | No Comments »

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 […]

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 | No Comments »

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 […]

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

Council Decides to Keep Most Gateway Park Features

Thanks to my Council colleagues for coming to the consensus for keeping most of Gateway Park’s existing features. The good news is that two proposed big-ticket items survived the cut. The City will build the park pavilion, and it will acquire the lot as an access from 47th Pl. As part of the compromise, we […]

Thursday July 6th, 2017 in Development, Gateway | Comments Off on Council Decides to Keep Most Gateway Park Features

City to Hire Project Manager to Build City Hall

The City and UMD seek to construct two facilities connected by an atrium comprising 85,000 square feet in total on the site, one to be owned by the City (30,000 square feet) and used as a City Hall, and one to be owned by UMD (55,000 square feet), with some areas jointly managed. In the […]

Wednesday July 5th, 2017 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on City to Hire Project Manager to Build City Hall

Road work in Daniels Park

After the WSSC has completed their water main replacement work, they will start working on the road surfacing and milling work. Beginning on Today June 16, 2017 NZI Construction Inc., working for the City, will begin Milling the following streets: Narragansett Pkwy – Lackawanna Street to 52nd Ave (only the east side) Keota terrace  52nd […]

Friday June 16th, 2017 in Development | Comments Off on Road work in Daniels Park

In Pictures – Hollywood Streetscape Meeting – June 14, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to take a look our exciting Hollywood Streetscape design work. Turnout was very impressive. About 30 residents came and told our design team what they think about the project. I also want to thank our staff for their help in facilitating the event. The architect team will now […]

Thursday June 15th, 2017 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | Comments Off on In Pictures – Hollywood Streetscape Meeting – June 14, 2017

Council Decides to Scale back Gateway Park Project

At last night’s meeting, the City Council decided to scale back the Gateway Park project. Though the Council decided to fund the park fully, strangely enough, it then decided to scale down the Park’s amenities. The outcome is rather disappointing, given the fact that the Council has consistently supported the design of the park project […]

Wednesday June 14th, 2017 in Development, Gateway | Comments Off on Council Decides to Scale back Gateway Park Project

After 7 Years of Work and Spending Half a Million, Gateway Park May not Get Built

After spending more than half a million dollars and hundreds of hours of staff and community time over the past seven years, the Gateway Park project may not finally see the light. The project is scheduled to go for construction in fall this year and completion early next year. However, that may not happen if […]

Wednesday June 7th, 2017 in Development, Gateway | 1 Comment »

Join us to Help Plan Public Improvements to the Hollywood Commercial District

Please mark your calendar. On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 7-9 pm, at the Youth and Family Services Building 4912 Nantucket Road, the City will be hosting a public meeting to seek your input about the Hollywood streetscape project. Details are in the flyer below.

Thursday June 1st, 2017 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | Comments Off on Join us to Help Plan Public Improvements to the Hollywood Commercial District

Council to Get an Update on City Hall Project

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will get an update about the status of the City Hall project. For many years, the idea of constructing a new City Hall has been discussed. Two reasons are given to build a new City Hall (1) to add adequate office space for City staff and (2) to […]

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Monday May 15th, 2017 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council to Get an Update on City Hall Project