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The Hotel at UMD to Scale Down it’s Design

The Hotel - From Route 1

The Hotel – From Route 1

The developer of the proposed “The Hotel at the UMD” at the corner of Route 1 and Paint Branch Pkwy has decided to scale down the development by 3 stories to comply with the federal aviation regulation.

You can learn more about the change here on the Washington Post.

According to the Post, the developer said it has cut back three floors to bring the building into compliance after learning about the height restrictions from the Federal Aviation Administration in November.

The Southern Management had planned to build a 13-story hotel and conference center, but the proposed building height encroached about 35 feet into the airspace of College Park Airport traffic.

The Mayor and the Council also made objections to the development and recommended to redesign the Hotel and comply with existing regulations.

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