Category: Development

Gateway Park Development Hit with Delay

The Gateway Park development at the south east corner of  Edgewood Rd and Route 1 has been hit by an uncertainty with the State’s Program Open Space fund. Even though the City has the grant money, it needs State’s approval to spend. the Board of Public Works made approximately $400 million in cuts to agencies’ […]

Monday March 23rd, 2015 in Development, Gateway | 3 Comments »

In Pictures – the Revised UMD Hotel Design

The developer came to last night’s Council worksession and presented the revised UMD Hotel design. Here are some of the design schematics. I must say the new design is much more attractive than the previous one. As I wrote earlier, the developer has agreed to reduce the height of the buildings from 13 stories to […]

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 in Development | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Revised Detailed Site Plan of the “UMD Hotel”

At tomorrow’s Council worksession, the City Council will discuss teh revised detailed site plan of “The Hotel” at the corner of Route 1 and Paint Branch Pkwy. The applicant, Southern Management Corporation, Inc., filed a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision and a Detailed Site Plan with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) last fall. […]

Monday March 16th, 2015 in Development, The Hotel | No Comments »

Council Asks MD Governor to Continue Funding Revitalization Programs

At last week’s meeting, the City Council approved a letter supporting the Governor’s fiscal year 2016 request to continue funding the program along with Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) other core neighborhood revitalization programs. These programs include: Neighborhood Business Works and the Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund. Since 2002, Community Legacy […]

Saturday February 21st, 2015 in Development | No Comments »

Duvall Field Project Gets Expanded Scope

Last summer, the City Council awarded two contracts for the replacement of the concession / restroom building at Duvall Field in order to preserve State of Maryland funding that was nearing expiration. The State approved these contracts and a Notice to Proceed was issued in November 2014. Subsequently, a developer contribution was received that provides […]

Wednesday February 18th, 2015 in Development, Duvall Field | No Comments »

The Hotel at UMD to Scale Down it’s Design

The developer of the proposed “The Hotel at the UMD” at the corner of Route 1 and Paint Branch Pkwy has decided to scale down the development by 3 stories to comply with the federal aviation regulation. You can learn more about the change here on the Washington Post. According to the Post, the developer […]

Friday February 6th, 2015 in Development, The Hotel | No Comments »

Target Express to Open Neighborhood Market in College Park

At last night’s worksession, staff told us that the chain store Target will open its smaller “express” version in the  Landmark development (formerly the Book Exchange) in College Park. According to this report, the discount retailer, which opened its first TargetExpress store last July on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, and was planning to open […]

Wednesday February 4th, 2015 in Business, Development | No Comments »

Council to Review Development Tax Credit Program

At tonight’s Council worksession, the City Council will discuss reviewing City’s current tax credit program. Staff and the City Attorney are recommending modifications to the Ordinance to ensure the Program meets its goals of incentivizing high-quality redevelopment projects. Since its adoption in November 2012, the City’s Revitalization Tax Credit Program has received four applications. The idea […]

Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 in Development | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Annual Development Activities in College Park

At tomorrow’s worksession, the Council will discuss the annual economic development report. Highlights of the report include: Since 2005, the City’s main commercial corridor, Route 1, has been transforming from an auto-dominated thoroughfare into a series of walkable nodes inside the Beltway, landing $1 billion in private investment. The economic growth has caused the population growing nearly […]

Monday February 2nd, 2015 in Development | No Comments »

College Park Developments at a Glance

Our staff has put together this drawing to show all major development activities in the city (planned or under construction). Three of them are in north College Park. They include: (1) The Boulevard at 9091 Baltimore Ave : Multifamily housing / retails. Early 2015 ground breaking (2) Monument Village: Townhouse, apartments and retails: 9122 – […]

Sunday February 1st, 2015 in Development | No Comments »

Hollywood Business to Make a Face Lift Using Facade Improvement Program

We talked about this program a few weeks ago and also discussed some design ideas at the NCPCA meeting. This program is the result of the City’s efforts to reinvigorate the Hollywood Commercial District, which is located in the northern portion of the City along Rhode Island Avenue. The area is home to more than […]

Saturday January 31st, 2015 in Development, Hollywood Facade Improvement | No Comments »

In Pictures – Community Meeting on Hollywood Commercial Streetscape Project

UPDATE (Jan 29, 6:16pm) : The presentation slides have now been updated here. The slides have the design concepts and cross sections towards the end. Thanks everyone who came to last night’s community meeting on the Hollywood Commercial streetscape project and gave their feedback. Staff will post the preliminary design to our website soon. When it’s […]

Thursday January 29th, 2015 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | No Comments »

Tonight: Community Meeting on Hollywood Commercial Area Streetscape Project

Tonight, at 7pm, at Davis Hall, we’ll hold a community meeting on the Hollywood Streetscape project. The architect will present lots of exciting ideas on how to improve the Hollywood commercial district around the intersection of Rhode Island avenue and Edgewood Rd. Please do not miss this opportunity. We do really need your feedback. Please […]

College Park May Face Cuts in State’s Open Space Grants

Recently, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Governor stated that reductions are necessary due to reductions in revenue estimates for this current FY 2015. Accordingly, the Board of Public Works made approximately $400 million in cuts to agencies’ general fund budgets for the remaining fiscal year. At this time, DBM proposes to […]

Sunday January 25th, 2015 in Development | No Comments »

City to Host Public Meeting on Hollywood Commercial District Streetscape Plan

The City will host a public meeting to discuss the Hollywood Commercial District Streetscape Plan and present three conceptual design alternatives in order to garner feedback from the community. The meeting will be held at Davis Hall on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:00pm. Please see below for more details, An overview of the project, estimated schedule, […]

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Saturday January 10th, 2015 in Announcements, Hollywood Streetscape | No Comments »