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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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 […]

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

Split Council Decides to Use Eminent Domain and Acquire Route 1 Properties

At last night’s City Council meeting, the City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the acquisition of properties located at 7409 and 7411 Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) using eminent domain. Five businesses at these locations will be affected by the acquisition and further development, including Smoothie King, Subway, Hair Cuttery, Shanghai Cafe, and a cell phone […]

Wednesday November 29th, 2017 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Split Council Decides to Use Eminent Domain and Acquire Route 1 Properties

City Eyes Acquiring Route 1 Properties by Eminent Domain for City Hall Project

At tomorrow’s meeting, the City Council will introduce an ordinance authorizing the acquisition of properties located at 7409 and 7411 Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) using eminent domain. Once acquired, the land where these properties currently stand, will be part of the new City Hall project. Five businesses at these locations will be affected by the […]

Monday November 13th, 2017 in City Hall, Development | 1 Comment »

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 […]

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