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Final Vote on $19 million Borrowing for City Hall and Duvall Field Redevelopment Projects

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will consider a resolution authorizing and empowering the City to issue and sell a series of its general obligation bonds in the original aggregate principal amount not to exceed $19 million. The proceeds of the sale of bonds will be used for the public purpose of financing the new City […]

Monday September 9th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | No Comments »

Council to Vote on Borrowing Upto $19M for City Hall & Duvall Field Projects

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will host a public hearing and vote on an ordinance to borrow up to $19 Million for the public purpose of financing a new City Hall and Duvall Field renovations. If approved, the City plans to do this by authorizing and empowering the City to sell and issue, upon its […]

Monday August 12th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council to Vote on Borrowing Upto $19M for City Hall & Duvall Field Projects

City Hall Move Announcement

I recently came across the following announcement (at the end of my post below) about the City Hall move on NextDoor. As the City Council has been discussing the new City Hall project, it has directed staff to look for a new place to move City offices, in case it finally approves the construction budget […]

Monday July 29th, 2019 in Announcements, City Hall, Development | Comments Off on City Hall Move Announcement

City to Spend More on City Hall Contract Services to Better Negotiate and to Reduce Cost

At tonight’s meeting, the Council will take additional actions related to the proposed City Hall project – mainly on contract services. The additional money ( up to $87,000) will allow the City to better negotiate with the University about the joint development and will also allow the design team to find ways to reduce cost. […]

Tuesday July 9th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on City to Spend More on City Hall Contract Services to Better Negotiate and to Reduce Cost

Council Discusses Borrowing of $19 million for City Hall and Duvall Field Projects

At this week’s meeting, the City Council discussed how to finance the construction of the new City Hall and Duvall Field projects. On April 23, 2019 the City Council voted (7-1) to support the construction of a new City Hall building and plaza by limiting the borrowing of no more than $14 million. In addition […]

Friday July 5th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council Discusses Borrowing of $19 million for City Hall and Duvall Field Projects

Council Decides to Borrow up to $14 million, Clearing Potential Spending of $21 million or More on New City Hall

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council voted 7-1 to borrow up to $14 million to build the new City Hall. The decision will now allow the City Hall project team to finish designing the new City Hall with the latest schematic design. Once completed, the new City Hall can potentially cost taxpayers $21 […]

Wednesday April 24th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | 2 Comments »

In Spending Big on New City Hall, Let’s not Forget other Amenities Residents are Asking

First, I totally support the need to address the lack of space of our City employees in the current City Hall. The new City hall can accommodate more employees. Many of the Public Services employees will now be accommodated in the new Hall. They cannot be the Calvert Road site, as the UMD is building […]

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 in Budget, City Council, City Hall, Development | 1 Comment »

City Hall Project Cost Rises by $8 million in 8 Months

The estimated project cost of the City Hall has gone up from $12.9 million in  July 2018 to $20.6 million in April 2019. The total project cost is now estimated at $47.6 million, with the UMD paying the rest ($27 million). At last Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Hall project team gave those numbers. Please […]

Wednesday April 17th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on City Hall Project Cost Rises by $8 million in 8 Months

Tracking Down City Hall’s Rising Project Cost

If built on the latest design, the City Hall project is the most expensive project that the City has undertaken since its incorporation back in 1945. What started out as a $4 million project back in 2011, is now estimated to cost nearly $19 million to complete, according to the FY 2020 draft budget, which […]

Monday March 18th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | 2 Comments »

New City Hall Building will Include University Offices

At last night’s Council meeting, the new City Hall architecture team presented a concept plan of the new City Hall building that will include University of Maryland offices in it. Please see above a model of the proposed 3-D model the architecture team presented at the meeting. According to the new design, there will be retail on […]

Wednesday November 21st, 2018 in City Hall | Comments Off on New City Hall Building will Include University Offices

City to Host Community Meeting about New City Hall at Davis Hall

Thursday October 11th, 2018 in Announcements, City Hall | Comments Off on City to Host Community Meeting about New City Hall at Davis Hall

Community Meeting: City Hall

Community Meeting: City Hall Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers 4500 Knox Road This meeting will explore what the new City Hall could be – including its design, uses, functions and activities. For over 20 years the City has discussed a need for a new City Hall. In 2014, […]

Saturday September 22nd, 2018 in Announcements, City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Community Meeting: City Hall

College Park City Hall Visioning Session Next Week

At next week’s Council worksession, the City Council will engage in a visioning session about the new City Hall. The goal of this session is to begin to picture what a new City Hall for College Park could be. This will be done by using images to stimulate thought and discussion. The desired outcomes of […]

Friday September 14th, 2018 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on College Park City Hall Visioning Session Next Week

Council Discusses $1.5 million City Hall Development Team Contract

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council discussed a $1.5 million contract to recruit an architect, a civil engineer, an environmental engineer and a traffic engineer for the proposed City Hall development team. This last spring Redgate, the City’s and University’s consultant, issued requests for proposals for professional services associated with this project. City and […]

Wednesday July 11th, 2018 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council Discusses $1.5 million City Hall Development Team Contract

City to Buy Two Route 1 Properties for City Hall Project

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will consider approving an agreement of sale to purchase property located at 7409 and 7411 Baltimore Avenue for a total price of $1,600,000. The overall City Hall project is estimated to cost $12.5 million. The project was estimated at $7.9 million when the City Hall decision was made at […]

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Tuesday March 13th, 2018 in City Council, City Hall | Comments Off on City to Buy Two Route 1 Properties for City Hall Project