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City Seeks Community Legacy Grants Again

The Little House - The City bought this house using Community legacy fund. It plans to demolish the house and build the Gateway Park at this site

For the past ten years, the City has been designated as a “Community Legacy” area based on the 2002 US 1 Sector Plan. This allows the City to receive certain development grants from the State.

In order to continue receiving grants like this, the City had to apply by April 10, 2012, to be designated as a “Sustainable Communities” area, or the designation would sunset on June 1, 2012. Although the State legislature extended this deadline to December 31, 2013, the staff intends to meet the original deadline.

Last year, at the August 2011 worksession, the Council decided to expand the designation from just the US 1 corridor to the entire City.

In this Wednesday’s council worksession, the City will discuss the consideration of a resolution adopting a Sustainable Community Plan.

To obtain a Sustainable Community designation, the City must show that the designated areas are in need of continued investment for revitalization.

Some of the past community legacy grants that the City has received have been for funding of the project to demolish vacant and abandoned buildings in the US 1 corridor and to build the Gateway Park on US 1 and Edgewood Road.

Council Sessions to Start at 7:30pm from Next Week

College Park City Hall

Starting next week, all Council worksessions and regular meetings will begin at 7:30 pm instead of 8:00 pm.

The council decided to make this change in its January 23 worksession.

Also, please note that this week’s worksession will be on Wednesday night instead of Tuesday, due to the primary election on Tuesday. Please be sure to go out and vote!  The Council initiated this change to prevent the meetings from going as late as they sometimes have in the past.

North College Park Crime Stats: March 25 – 30, 2012

Please see below past week’s crime map in north College Park. Please let me know if you want to know details about any particular incident.

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Date
Time
Incident Type
Location
03/25/20121247AUTO, STOLEN & RECOVEREDNB BALTIMORE AVE AT EB CHERRY HILL RD
03/25/20121408AUTO, STOLEN & RECOVEREDNB BALTIMORE AVE/EB CHERRY HILL RD
03/26/2012722THEFT FROM AUTO9000 Block 48TH PL
03/27/2012924AUTO, STOLEN9200 Block WOFORDRD LN
03/27/20121339THEFT3500 Block MARLBROUGH WAY
03/28/20121626THEFT4700 Block CHERRY HILL RD
03/30/2012944AUTO, STOLEN9300 Block CHERRY HILL RD
03/30/20121600B & E, RESIDENTIAL9500 Block BALTIMORE AVE