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One More City Street Gets Energy-Efficient LED Lights

Last week, all existing traditional street lights were replaced with energy-efficient LED lights on the 9500 – 9600 blocks of 52nd Avenue (south of Lackawanna street). For several months, the City has been working with Pepco to replace all 150 WATT High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) fixtures on 52nd Avenue with 150 WATT / 3000 Kelvin LED […]

Monday November 28th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

Plan to Improve Traffic Congestion around Route 1 and Cherry Hill Rd

I’ve recently learned that the MDOT SHA is working on a concept development study to consider adding an additional lane along northbound US 1, between Cherry Hill Road and Edgewood Rd. This would include shifting the median between Cherry Hill Road and Edgewood Road, repurposing the shoulders along US 1 Northbound between the I-95/I-495 Southbound […]

Saturday November 26th, 2022 in Announcements | 6 Comments »

Drop off your broken holiday lights for recycling November 25th – January 31st!

MOM’s Organic Market has an extra boost of holiday cheer knowing MOM’s customers diverted 17 tons of holiday lights from the landfill! Recycled lights are broken down through melting and shredding to recover raw materials that are repurposed into roofing and construction materials, piping, car batteries, other electronics, lead wheel weights, flatware, jewelry, and more! […]

Friday November 25th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

County to Study Land Redevelopment in Beltsville

The Prince George’s County Planning Department recently awarded a consultant contract for the Route 1 Land Development Study in Beltsville to Smart Growth America and the Neighborhood Design Center. This Study looks at the Subregion 1 Plan area along the Route 1 Corridor boundary from Quimby Avenue to Sunnyside Avenue, adjacent to the Beltsville Agricultural […]

Saturday November 19th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

Council Approves Construction Funding for the Cherokee Street Sidewalk

At tonight’s meeting, the Council approved the construction funding for the Cherokee street sidewalk. Design plans for the construction of sidewalks along the north side of Cherokee Street between 48th Place and Rhode Island Avenue were completed by RK&K in the summer of 2021. The work will take place within the existing right-of-way, and City […]

Tuesday November 15th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

Council to Vote on Final Redistricting Map at this Tuesday’s Meeting

After months of community discussion, the City Council will finally vote to select the new redistricting map at tomorrow’s Council meeting. Before the vote, the Council will host a public hearing on the proposed redistricting Plan 3A and October Plan 1 maps. Plan 3A was originally proposed by the Redistricting Commission (RDC). The RDC also […]

Monday November 14th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

Status of the Hollywood Streetscape Project

A few residents have asked about the status of the Hollywood streetscape project., in particular, the restriping (marking lanes) on Rhode Island Avenue as part of the project. According to staff, the contractors said they would be restriping this weekend or early next week. Once restriping is completed, the barrels will be removed. The barrels […]

Saturday November 12th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

October 2022 Crime Map, and November Public Safety Meeting

This month’s Public Safety meeting is at 7:30 pm next Monday, November 14, 2022. The meeting will include a presentation and discussion of crime maps, statistics, and community discussions with police.  You can join the meeting via Zoom at Join by Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96168994626 or by phone: 301-715-8592. Please see below October 2022 crime map. Thanks.

Friday November 11th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

Veterans Day Ceremony Moved to American Legion Post

Tomorrow’s November 11, 2022 College Park Veterans Day ceremony is being moved to the American Legion Post 217 at 9218 Baltimore Ave due to rain.  Please join us at 11 am at the Legion in honoring our veterans.    

Thursday November 10th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

Thanksgiving Turkey Drive – Nov 11-18, 4-6 pm

The College Park Food Bank annual turkey drive to help our neighbors in need for Thanksgiving! This year, you can donate frozen turkeys, frozen turkey breasts, and/or frozen whole chickens. Their goal is to collect 250 turkeys. Donation drop-offs will be Friday, November 11 and 18th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you would […]

Tuesday November 8th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

City to Build Basketball Court at the Calvert Hills Playground

City is looking into constructing a basketball court at the southwest corner of the Calvert Hills playground. Originally proposed in FY20 to replace the former basketball court behind the Old Calvert School building. The building was recently reconstructed and repurposed and is now the University of Maryland Child Development Daycare Center. The former basketball court […]

Monday November 7th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

Veterans Day, November 11, 2022, 11am

Veterans Day November 11, 2022, 11am College Park Veterans Memorial Corner of Baltimore Avenue/Route 1 and Greenbelt Road The City of College Park will honor all veterans who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, both in times of war and peace. Celebrate Veterans Day with us at the Veterans […]

Sunday November 6th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

Council Sets Legislative Priorities for the 2023 General Assembly Session

At last week’s Worksession, the City Council heard from Senator Jim Rosapepe and City lobbyists Len Lucchi and Stephanie Anderson about the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session in January. Based on the discussion at the meeting, below is a draft list of State legislative priorities for the Council to consider adopting. (a) Capital Project Priorities: […]

Saturday November 5th, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »

One Warm Coat Drive: November 16 – December 6, 2022

Donations can placed into designated collection boxes during business hours at the following locations: City Hall 7401 Baltimore Avenue Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Davis Hall 9217 51st Avenue Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Youth and Family Services 4912 Nantucket Road Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm […]

Thursday November 3rd, 2022 in Announcements | No Comments »