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City Looking for a Food Service Coordinator

The City of College Park, MD, is hiring a food access coordinator for its Hollywood Farmers Market. Details are below. If you know someone interested, please have them contact HR. Thank you!

Road Closures for Route One Rampage

On Sunday, April 7th, from 8AM to 5PM, the City of College Park will be closing several streets in the Old Town area for a collegiate bike race called “Route One Rampage.”

Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., driving and parking will be prohibited along the racecourse which includes: 4500 – 4600 blocks of College Avenue; 4600 block of Norwich Road; 7400 – 7500 blocks of Hopkins Avenue; 4500 – 4600 blocks of Knox Road; 7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue; and 7400 block of Yale Avenue.

Crossing of the racecourse will only be permitted on foot when bicyclists are not present. All driveways not directly on the race’s course are accessible to Baltimore Ave via other side streets. Please see the map below for more information. Expect traffic delays during this time.

Zone 6 City permit holders who normally park along the race’s route need to relocate their vehicles to the City’s Parking Garage located at 4509 Knox Road (above Ledo’s Pizza) beginning on Saturday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m. Cars still parked on the racecourse by Sunday, April 7th at 5:00 a.m. will be towed to the lot behind The Hotel.

The public is encouraged to spectate at the Route 1 Rampage. This bicycle race is organized by the University of Maryland Cycling Team and draws collegiate riders from across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

Rhode Island Avenue Bike Lanes – Phase 1 Survey

In late 2023, the City of College Park completed Phase 1 of the Rhode Island Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project between University Boulevard and Muskogee Street. The completed project has installed concrete shared bus/bike platforms to improve bus reliability and eliminate bus vs. bike conflicts. Intersections have also been realigned and reconfigured to prevent drivers from illegally crossing the double white lane and traveling in the bike lane to pass left turning vehicles. The Mayor and City Council will discuss the bike lanes, speed limit, and driver behavior on Rhode Island Avenue at a future Council Meeting.

Please click here to give your feedback by April 4 to be included with the staff report.

Lakeland Community Gets a Renovated Playground

Another ribbon cutting! This time, I got to celebrate the opening of the Lakeland Neighborhood Park Playground. Now, the playground has a special area just for little ones aged 2 to 5. Plus, they’ve made some upgrades to the walkways, drainage, and accessibility within the park. Huge shoutout to the Lakeland community for their advocacy and the M-NCPPC for bringing this wonderful amenity to our younger residents!

A New Office Space Serving City’s Seniors

Recently, I had the honor to open City’s Senior Program’s new office. Six full-time Seniors Program employees have moved into the new space, which will help them better support our seniors community through individual advocacy, emotional support, social engagement activities, and a connection to community resources.

Tomorrow’s Budget Worksession

Tomorrow’s budget Worksession will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will be televised, streamed and Zoomed like a regular Council meeting. You can watch the meeting n Person: 2nd Floor Council Chambers, City Hall, 7401 Baltimore Avenue Or Via Zoom: Link to join Webinar https://zoom.us/j/98410314630

 

Budget Listening Session – March 30, at 11 am, at City Hall

Embracing Progress: Reflections on College Park’s State of the City 2023

This evening at 6:30 pm, I’ll be honored to present the annual State of the City address. In the presentation, I’ll reflect on the remarkable achievements of 2023. Our City has seen unprecedented growth, including many new services for our residents, reflecting our commitment to progress. We’ve cultivated a vibrant College Park, fostering businesses and amenities that cater to our diverse community while addressing challenges like over-development. Embracing our history and diversity, we strive to make College Park a welcoming home for all. We’re excited about the new amenities and upcoming community events celebrating our diversity. Collaborating with partners, our residents, and businesses, we embody the spirit of One College Park. You can watch the presentation online here: https://zoom.us/j/92398574069

District 1 Discussion – This Wednesday

North College Park Community Cleanup – April 13

Please mark your calendar. On April 13, at 9 am, please join forces with your fellow neighbors for a community cleanup in North College Park. Cleanup tools (gloves, trash bags) will be provided. Please see below for details. Let’s make a positive impact in the neighborhood.

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