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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 to Discuss Artificial Turf Option in Duvall Field

During the visioning process to determine future Duvall Field improvements, there was a lot of discussion about whether natural grass or synthetic turf should be used as a playing surface. There were proponents and opponents of both types of surfaces. The City’s consultant, GreenPlay, LLC recommended synthetic turf as the best type of athletic field […]

Saturday November 30th, 2019 in Council, Development, Duvall Field | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Artificial Turf Option in Duvall Field

Residents Discuss Latest Hollywood Streetscape’s Latest Designs

Early last week, several residents got a chance to see and give input about the latest design of the Hollywood Streetscape design. The design team, comprised of the architecture firm Floura Teeter and Wallace Montgomery, has recently completed the 60% design of the project. The team now plans to take the design to the construction […]

Thursday November 28th, 2019 in Announcements, Development, Hollywood Streetscape | Comments Off on Residents Discuss Latest Hollywood Streetscape’s Latest Designs

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

A new Wawa may be Coming near College Park IKEA this Summer

At last week’s NCPCA (North College Park Civic Association) meeting, the developers presented plans for building a Wawa store near the IKEA store in north College Park. Please see below the site plan and the elevations, as well as the rendering, as shown to the NCPCA last week. The proposed store will be located a […]

Monday November 18th, 2019 in Announcements, Development | Comments Off on A new Wawa may be Coming near College Park IKEA this Summer

Streetscape Project Set to Change the Look of Hollywood’s Commercial District

For some years now, the City has been working on the Hollywood streetscape project to improve the appearance and functionality of the area around the corner of Edgewood Road and Rhode Island Avenue. The area is generally lacking in aesthetics and has seen minimal private investment in the preceding decades. We hope that once completed, […]

Sunday November 3rd, 2019 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | 1 Comment »

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 »

Council to Discuss Greystar Development on Knox Road

At tomorrow’s meeting, the City Council will discuss the proposed development located north of Knox Road, approximately 180 feet west of the intersection of Knox Rd and US-1/Baltimore Avenue. The Applicant (Greystar) is requesting the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision (PPS) review for the property. The purpose of the subdivision is to consolidate two parcels into […]

Monday October 14th, 2019 in Greystar Knox Road | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Greystar Development on Knox Road

City to Ask Continue Funding for North College Park Community Center Feasibility Study

This year’s (FY2020) M-NCPPC budget has allocated $250,000 towards the feasibility study to build a community center in north College Park. The Cty Council will ask the M-NCPPC to continue funding the study in the next year’s budget. The Prince George’s County Planning Board of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) annually schedules […]

Tuesday October 8th, 2019 in North College Park Community Center | Comments Off on City to Ask Continue Funding for North College Park Community Center Feasibility Study

County to Study a Recreational Facility in North College Park

Recently we learned that the M-NCPPC has added a CIP budget item of $250,000 in its current budget (FY20) to do a feasibility study for the “North College Park Area Indoor Rec Facility” . Please see the screenshot of the budget item below. Thanks to the advocacy of many north College Park residents, and in […]

Saturday September 14th, 2019 in North College Park Community Center | Comments Off on County to Study a Recreational Facility in North College Park

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

Beltway May Still Be Expanded in College Park and Prince George’s, But May Not in Montgomery

The MDOT has recently agreed to a proposal to MoCo’s Plan for traffic relief. According to the announcement, the plan calls for “active traffic management and spot improvements” along the Beltway from Bethesda to Adelphi, using existing right of way. The new proposal envisions improvements to MARC commuter rail service, a network of bus rapid […]

Sunday July 28th, 2019 in Development | Comments Off on Beltway May Still Be Expanded in College Park and Prince George’s, But May Not in Montgomery

Hollywood Gateway Park Construction Update: 

City’s Planning Department has given the following update of he Hollywood Gateway Park construction peoject. The pavilion and ramp foundation walls have been completed Sitework related to utility installation (water, electric and storm drain) is getting underway. Next week, the maintenance of traffic plan along Edgewood Road will be implemented so that demolition of the […]

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Sunday July 21st, 2019 in Development, Gateway | Comments Off on Hollywood Gateway Park Construction Update: