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$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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 […]

Friday May 8th, 2020 in Development | No Comments »

Council Approves Joint City Hall Development Agreement

At this week’s Council meeting, the City Council approved the Joint Development Agreement, Parking Agreement, and the Condominium Documents between the City of College Park and the University of Maryland concerning the City Hall Project. The Joint Development Agreement and Parking Agreement contain the terms necessary for pre-development requirements and construction. The Condominium Documents include […]

Thursday April 30th, 2020 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council Approves Joint City Hall Development Agreement

Council to Support Wawa Development near IKEA

Wawa is requesting the Detailed Site Plan (DSP) review for the construction of a 4,736 square-foot food and beverage store with a 10-pump gas station on an existing parking lot. The 1.47- acre site is located at 10050 Baltimore Avenue, just north of Holiday Inn and northeast of Ikea, approximately 140 feet west of the […]

Monday April 27th, 2020 in Development | Comments Off on Council to Support Wawa Development near IKEA

Council to Discuss Joint Development Agreement with the UMD for the City Hall Project

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will review the approval of the Joint Development Agreement, Parking Agreement, and the Condominium Documents between the City of College Park and the University of Maryland concerning the City Hall Project. The Joint Development Agreement and Parking Agreement contain the terms necessary for pre-development requirements and construction. The Condominium […]

Tuesday April 21st, 2020 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Joint Development Agreement with the UMD for the City Hall Project

City Council Approves Construction Budget of the New College Park Woods Club House

At last week’s meeting, the Council approved an amendment to the contract with Broughton Construction Company for the scope and design of the College Park Woods Clubhouse, for an increase in cost of $445,106, bringing the total cost of the updated Design Build Contract for the College Park Woods Clubhouse to $999,776. On August 19, […]

Sunday April 19th, 2020 in College Park Woods Swimming Club | Comments Off on City Council Approves Construction Budget of the New College Park Woods Club House

Greystar Developer Seeks $3M School Surcharge Waiver

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will discuss the detailed site plan of the proposed Greystar development, located north of Knox Road, approximately 127 feet west of the intersection of Knox Road and US-1/Baltimore Avenue. The purpose of the DSP is to construct a mixed-use student housing project containing 341 units/788 beds, 23,847 square feet of […]

Monday April 6th, 2020 in Development, Greystar Knox Road | Comments Off on Greystar Developer Seeks $3M School Surcharge Waiver

Council to Support Bill Ensuring More Oversights on Private – Public Partnership Projects

At next week’s meeting, the College Park City Council will consider sending a letter in support of the House Bill HB 1424 – Public–Private Partnerships – Process and Oversight HB 1424 would establish a Public-Private Partnership Oversight Review Board and require state agencies to submit pre-solicitation reports, the environmental impact statement, and other documents related […]

Saturday February 29th, 2020 in Development, Transportation | Comments Off on Council to Support Bill Ensuring More Oversights on Private – Public Partnership Projects

Old City Hall Demolition will Start Soon

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will consider approving an amount not to exceed $4,150,530 to authorize the City Hall project site development. The project’s construction firm Davis Construction has provided (see below) a summary of the costs and a description of the work requested to be authorized now. This work has been included in the […]

Monday January 27th, 2020 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Old City Hall Demolition will Start Soon

City to Approve Funds for the New Park in Sunnyside

At next week’s Council meeting, Council award a contract to Greenman–Pedersen, Inc for the design and engineering specifications for a park facility at the Odessa outlot, in an amount not to exceed $56,000.00, Residents in the Sunnyside neighborhood have expressed interest in the concept of a play area for children in their neighborhood, so they […]

Friday January 24th, 2020 in Development, Skate Park | Comments Off on City to Approve Funds for the New Park in Sunnyside

Hollywood Streetscape Inches to Final Design

The Hollywood project team has recently completed the 60% design of the project. A public meeting was held on November 18, when they presented the plan and solicit feedback from the community. A meeting targeted to the commercial businesses and property owners was held on January 17, 2019. Many comments on the project were received […]

Tuesday January 21st, 2020 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | Comments Off on Hollywood Streetscape Inches to Final Design

Time to Finalize the Duvall Field Design

At this tonight’s meeting, meeting, the City Council will discuss and provide direction to staff on final design elements for Duvall Field improvements. About a year ago, City hired a consultant , Greenplay, LLC, who interviewed focus groups, stakeholder, and held community meetings to explore improvements of the fields. A concept plan was prepared and […]

Tuesday January 7th, 2020 in Development, Duvall Field | Comments Off on Time to Finalize the Duvall Field Design

A 978-Bed Student Housing Coming to Berwyn

Gilbane Development Company has applied to redevelop the properties at 8430 and 8510 Baltimore Avenue located on the west side of Baltimore Avenue (US 1) opposite Quebec Street. The site consists of two lots to be combined into one 2.054-acre parcel. The northern lot, located at 8510 Baltimore Avenue, is improved with a Burger King […]

Sunday January 5th, 2020 in Development | Comments Off on A 978-Bed Student Housing Coming to Berwyn

Old City Hall to be Demolished Soon

As the City is moving forward with building a new City Hall, it’s time to take down the old one, At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the Council will consider approving a contract change order in the amount of $534,472 with James G. Davis Construction Corporation for the abatement and demolition of the City Hall site. Following […]

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Monday December 2nd, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Old City Hall to be Demolished Soon