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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 […]

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

Council to Get an Update on City Hall Project

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will get an update about the status of the City Hall project. For many years, the idea of constructing a new City Hall has been discussed. Two reasons are given to build a new City Hall (1) to add adequate office space for City staff and (2) to […]

Monday May 15th, 2017 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council to Get an Update on City Hall Project

Council to Discuss Design Concept for the City Hall Site

Recently, City staff and the University of Maryland Foundation held a meeting to review design options for a joint development on the City Hall block between Baltimore Avenue and Yale Avenue. The workshop was lead by the architecture and planning firm, Design Collective, and Streetsense, a retail consulting firm, also attended. At this Wednesday’s worksession, […]

Monday August 3rd, 2015 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Design Concept for the City Hall Site

Council to Vote on New City Hall Tomorrow

The Council will consider a motion supporting the selection of the current Knox Road site to build a new City Hall and authorizing staff to retain consultants assisting with this project. ​Staff estimate the site & building demolition, site work, renovation, construction​ at the Knox Rd site will cost approximately 8 million dollars. The  residents […]

Monday November 24th, 2014 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council to Vote on New City Hall Tomorrow

Despite Mayor’s Refusal, Residents Want to See a Third City Hall Option at Stone Industrial

In its November meeting last Thursday, the resident members at the north College Park Civic Association (NCPCA) approved a resolution asking the Mayor and Council to explore “all feasible alternatives” for the new College Park City Hall at a convenient “location accessible to all residents” of College Park. Many residents want the City to explore […]

Monday November 17th, 2014 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Despite Mayor’s Refusal, Residents Want to See a Third City Hall Option at Stone Industrial

Residents Speak About New City Hall Options

About 3 dozen residents came to last night’s town hall meeting and told the Mayor and council about what they think about the two future City Hall sites. Our staff made a presentation about two sites before residents offered their feedback. You can see that presentation here. Residents who favored the Calvert Road site made […]

Wednesday October 29th, 2014 in City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Residents Speak About New City Hall Options

City to Seek Public Input On New City Hall Options

Tomorrow, at 7pm, the City Council will host a public forum on the future City Hall options. The Council has been considering two sites with several development options. The site options include: (1) The current Knox Road site: This includes tearing down the site and rebuilding a new building there (2) Rebuilding at the 4601 […]

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Monday October 27th, 2014 in Announcements, City Hall, Development | Comments Off on City to Seek Public Input On New City Hall Options