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 half-mile south of the current Wawa store in Beltsville. The store will mainly serve motorists traveling southbound on Route 1 and the IKEA customers.

Like the other Wawa stores, the new store will include 10-pumps gas stations (in 5 islands), and a convenience store with coffee , breakfast, lunch, and dinner, items. According to the developer, the design will include a good amount of landscaping and stone columns on the pump stations.

The proposed Wawa will not have any actual frontage on Route 1. The store will have 3 entrances – (a) on IKEA Center Blvd, near the traffic roundabout. They will be using the curb cuts that already exist, and will not be creating any new curb cuts. (b) IKEA way, on the IKEA side and (c) from Route 1 through the Hollyday Inn parking lot. They will be sharing the existing driveway from Route 1 to the Holiday Inn – there will be no new curb cuts on Route 1 side.

The developers have submitted the Detailed Site Plan (DSP) of the project to the Planning Board a few weeks ago. The College Park City Council is expected to review the plan in a few weeks. if everything goes well, the construction may start this summer.