Developer Presentation for PaintBranch Preserve Development Project

The developer has shared the presentation at tomorrow’s community meeting.

You can also join virtually beginning at 6:30 or participate by Zoom/Teams (info below).

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Labor Day Collections Schedule

All City offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Refuse and recycling will occur one day later than normal during this holiday week.

Monday collections will occur on Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Tuesday collections will occur on Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Wednesday collections will occur on Thursday, September 8, 2022

Special collections for brush and bulky items will only be scheduled for Friday, September 9, 2022 of this holiday week. You must call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule a pickup before setting your items out to the curb.

Apply for Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit

Maryland offers an income tax credit for residents making eligible undergraduate and/or graduates education payments on loans from an accredited college or university. To be eligible, you must claim Maryland residency for the 2022 tax year, file 2022 Maryland state income taxes, have incurred at least $20,000 in undergraduate and/or graduate student loan debt and have at least $5,000 in outstanding student loan debt upon applying for the tax credit. More details are available here.

Apply online here; applications must be submitted by Thursday, September 15th.

President Joe Biden has also announced this week that the Department of Education will be canceling $10,000 in student loans and $20,000 for those receiving Pell grants. Eligible recipients must have an income below $125,000 a year. Additionally, there will be a monthly cap for repayments of 5% of the individual’s yearly income. The decision made by the administration on Wednesday comes after several extensions to the student loan moratorium that is to end on January 2023.

Draft Redistricting Maps Released for Public Comments

Today, City’s Redistricting Commission has released the five draft Council District maps to be considered by residents. These maps and information about the Commission’s work are posted on the City’s website. The maps are also posted on a separate website, www.CollegeParkMDRedistricting2022.com.

You can see the five proposed maps (Proposal 1 – Proposal 3C) here.

You can also view the draft maps separately and can use an interactive map here to look at the options and other layers of information.

Key changes to new maps include

  • District 1: Southern boundary has been moved a couple of blocks to the north. The Autoville neighborhood and some student apartment buildings, south of MD 193 (Enclave, Tempo, etc) are added to the district.
  • District 2: A good part of Daniels Park, Oak Springs neighborhoods, and the College Park Yarrow and Estates have been added. University apartments (Enclave, Tempo) have been removed, but other new apartments (Landmark etc.) are added depending on the proposed map.
  • District 3: The College Park Yarrow and Estates neighborhood and some part of the northern part along Route 1  have been removed, but now will include increased population.
  • District 4. The Autoville neighborhood has been removed, but will now include several new apartment housing.

The City Charter (§C2-2, “Districts”) requires that the Council review council district boundaries at least once every 10 years, soon after the decennial census is available. On February 22, 2022 the City Council approved Resolution 22-R-04 which established a Redistricting Commission to assist in this review.

The charge to the Commission includes a review of the population and voters to determine if reapportionment is necessary; scheduling public hearings and receiving public input on the factors to consider if reapportionment is necessary; developing three plans to submit to the Mayor and Council based on a four-district, two council members per district model; and the criteria and other considerations upon which to base a recommended reapportionment.

Public Redistricting Commission Meetings to Review Draft District Maps!
The City’s Redistricting Commission will hold two meetings for residents to review and provide feedback on the Commission’s draft City District maps.

  • Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm, Davis Hall (9217 51st Ave) 
  • Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm , City Hall (7401 Baltimore Avenue) 

Residents can join both meetings via Zoom by clicking HERE.

One of the five draft redistricting maps proposed by the redistricting commission. The proposed district boundaries are in solid black. The existing districts are color-coded – yellow (D1), blue (D2), green (D3), and red (D4)

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College Park Day, 2022 Announced

College Park Day is back on Saturday, October 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum! We’ll have lots of activities, entertainment, food, drink, kids stage and zone, and more to celebrate College Park!
Stay tuned! Details at www.collegeparkday.org.

Fall Free Tree Giveaway

We’re giving away free trees to residents this fall! Residents can request up to two native trees to help restore the City’s tree canopy from the 7/12 storm. Registration required; register and select your tree(s) by September 16, 2022 at https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/formcenter/board-committee-12/fall-free-tree-giveaway-2022-98

Night at the Movies – This Saturday

The City of College Park will host a Family Night at the Movies! Join us on August 27th at College Park Woods Park.

Activities start around 7:00 pm with games for kids and adults. The movie, Sing 2, will be shown around 8 pm.

Popcorn will be available. Admission and parking are free. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to sit outside on the grass.

No pets, tents, or umbrellas.

Curbside Food Scrap Collection Coming Soon!

The City of College Park is rolling out a new curbside food scrap collection program this fall!

If your household currently receives curbside trash and recycling collection within the City of College Park, then you are eligible to participate; residential collections only.

Households can register by filling out the online form here. Public Works staff will follow up with you when the containers are ready to pick up, they will also let you know when the program will start and provide educational information.

  • Voluntary program – residents must opt-in.
  • Food scrap collection will become a component of weekly curbside service for those that sign up.
  • The program start date and collection day are to be determined, but it will be weekly.
  • No fee for collection, but residents must contribute 50% of the collection container cost – all material must be placed in a cost-share container. Choose from a 12-gallon wheeled cart ($13.00), or a 5-gallon bucket ($9.00). Participants can also choose to purchase a small kitchen pail ($5.00) to store food scraps inside their homes.
  • All material must be placed in compostable bags.
  • Participants of the drop-off program can continue to use the city-supplied 5-gallon buckets; no personal containers are allowed
  • Updates will be emailed to registered participants.
  • For a full list of what is accepted, visit City’s Food Scraps page.

How Do I Sign Up?
Residents can sign up online and choose container(s). Participants are required to select either a 12-gallon wheeled cart ($13.00), or a 5-gallon bucket ($9.00). Participants can also choose to purchase a small kitchen pail ($5.00) to store food scraps inside their homes. Sign up for the service online here or visit collegeparkmd.gov/CurbsideCollectionApp.

For more information, call 240-487-3590 or visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/foodscraps.

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Foster College Park Animals

If you have room in your heart and home for a neglected animal, become a foster for the City of College Park’s Animal Control!

You can prepare cats, dogs, or other exotic animals for adoption.

For foster requirements and application, email our Animal Control Officer or apply here.

Unscheduled Mosquito Spraying

Unscheduled Mosquito Spraying in College Park this Sunday, August 21, 2022. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), in cooperation with the Prince George’s County Health Department, will expand mosquito control services in areas due to a public health concern over the potential for mosquito-borne diseases.

Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) truck-based spraying to control adult mosquitoes is planned for the evening of Sunday, August 21, 2022, in College Park. Spraying will occur within a 3/4-mile radius of the following intersections:
• Catawba Street and 48th Place
• 4300 block of Metzerott Road

Spraying will occur after 7:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, spraying will be rescheduled for the next available evening. Any existing spray exemptions in the area will be temporarily suspended.(MDA), in cooperation with the Prince George’s County Health Department, will expand mosquito control services in areas due to a public health concern over the potential for mosquito-borne diseases.

Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) truck-based spraying to control adult mosquitoes is planned for the evening of Sunday, August 21, 2022, in College Park. Spraying will occur within a 3/4-mile radius of the following intersections:
• Catawba Street and 48th Place
• 4300 block of Metzerott Road

Free Backpacks, Giveaways, Games, and More

Have some time to help the community? The College Park Community Food Bank would love to have your help this weekend! We need volunteers to help ready our pantry on Friday, and we need volunteers to help distribute produce on Saturday. If you can help, we invite you to sign up:

Friday: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44ada62daaf85-aug12food
Saturday: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44ada62daaf85-august11

Also, please do not forget about tomorrow’s free backpack giveaway at Duvall Field.

Found Dog in Sunnyside

Female white poodle type wearing black and grey collar. No microchip. Found in area of Paducah rd in College park. Please contact City’s Animal Control Officer Rebecca Bailey for more information

Ofc. Rebecca Bailey
Animal Control Officer
Public Services

o. 240.487.3575
c. 240.375.3165
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Tree Permitting Waiver for 7/12/22 Storm-Related Damage

If you have a fallen or damaged tree on your property because of a weather emergency on 7-12-2022, you can remove the tree or fallen branches without a permit. Document or photograph the damage/emergency and send it to DPW at arborist@collegeparkmd.gov.

Those who wish to remove or prune a surviving tree must submit an application for a permit.

Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem. A majority of the City’s tree canopy is in residential neighborhoods — this means our residents can make a big difference in helping to maintain our tree canopy!

On May 10, 2022, the City Council approved Ordinance 21-O-09, which will require a permit to remove trees on residential land. Starting July 1, 2022, those who wish to remove or prune a tree must submit an application for a permit. Applications are available online, and in-person at the Department of Public Works. There is no application fee to obtain a permit.

The ordinance was enacted to limit the removal of healthy, mature trees as a measure to maintain the City’s tree canopy. The Tree and Landscape Board and City Council held numerous public meetings and incorporated changes to address many concerns and suggestions from residents.

Residents, property owners, and tree and landscape companies may have many questions about this new permitting process. For details, FAQs and tree permit application, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/315/Trees.

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Fall 2022 ESL Classes for Adults

ESL Classes, beginner/intermediate level, on Tuesdays at 9:30am and 7:00pm at the College Park Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Fall session begins September 27. Classes are free; Textbook is $25. To register, send a text to 301-801-2071 (English or Spanish)

Fall 2022 ESL Classes (adult beginning/intermediate English)
Classes will begin September 27, 2022 and will continue for 10 weeks
(No class on Voting Day, November 8, 2022)

Community Library
Church of the Nazarene (lower level—down the stairs)
9704 Rhode Island Ave., College Park MD 20740

Two classes
 Tuesday mornings, 9:30 – 10:45am
 Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:15pm
— Class size 10 – 15. Classes will be held if there are ten or more registrants. —
For registration details, please text or email the instructor:
Nancy – 301-801-2071
Cost – $25 for the textbook: The Oxford Picture Dictionary, Second Edition
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Clases de ESL de otoño de 2022 (inglés principiante/intermedio para adultos)
Las clases comenzará el 27 de septiembre y continuará durante 10 semanas.
(No hay clase 8 de noviembre)
Dos clases
 Martes por la mañana, 9:30 – 10:45 am
 Martes por la tarde, de 7:00 a 8:15 p. m.
— Tamaño 10-15. Las clases se llevarán a cabo si hay diez o más inscritos.–
Para obtener detalles de registro, envíe un mensaje de texto o envíe un
correo electrónico al instructor:
Nancy – 301-801-2071
El costo es de $25 para cubrir el costo del libro de texto:
The Oxford Picture Dictionary, Second Edition

228 Townhome Development Planned in North College Park

Two development proposals are in the works to build 228 single-family townhomes (attached homes) in the Cherry Hill / Autoville neighborhood

(a) Paint BranchPreserve North: 131 Single Family Attached Residential Units 4711, 4801 Cherry Hill Road and 9624, 9626, 9628, 9700, 9702 Autoville Drive (Block B Lots 1 and 19 and Parcels 5, 150, 178, 15, 14 and 16; Zoning: NAC and RMF-20). The development will have 66 units 22 ft front-loaded townhomes and 65 units 20 ft rear integral townhomes.

(b) Paint BranchPreserve South: 97 Single Family Attached Residential Units at 4300, 4302 Peru Road, and 9606 Autoville Drive, College Park,(Parcels 21, 24, and 112; Zoning: NAC). This development will have 97 units 20 ft rear integral townhomes.

According to the project documents,

  • The property will be served by two primary points of access. Access will be from Cherry Hill Road and Autoville Drive.
  • All units will have two have a two-car garage.
  • Units will have a combination of three and four stories (or three stories with optional lofts).
  • A centrally located open space amenity area is also planned.
  • Disbursed guest parking is provided throughout the property with an emphasis on parking proximate to the amenity area.
  • The site will include native species landscaping in conformance with the Prince George’s County Landscape Manual and will adequately address the Tree Canopy Coverage requirements.

There will be a Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting at 6:30 PM (doors open at 6 PM), on August 31, at Mamma Lucia, 4734 Cherry Hill Road, College Park to review and discussion of the development proposals. A developer representative will be available to answer questions

The following concept plans are preliminary in nature and are subject to changes.

Paint branch preserve north

Paint branch preserve south