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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 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

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

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 […]

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

Council Decides not to Build $400K Water Wall in New City Hall

At last night’s meeting, the City Council decided not to build a $400,000 water wall at the new City Hall plaza. Design Collective, the architects of the City Hall project, made a presentation about possible design elements to active the City Hall plaza. Last month, the City Council decided to include a water wall/feature at […]

Wednesday November 20th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council Decides not to Build $400K Water Wall in New City Hall

Proposed Water Wall in New City Hall may Cost Additional $685,000

At this Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council will vote on a design proposal to add a water feature to the new City Hall, which may cost as high as $685,000. The current City Hall’s construction cost is estimated at $18.9 million. The City plans to borrow $12.7 million to support the construction budget. The design […]

Saturday October 19th, 2019 in City Hall, Development | 4 Comments »

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

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 […]

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