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In Pictures – Hollywood Dog Park Grand Opening

It was exciting to join the community to Officially open this latest amenity in north College Park. For many years now, residents have been asking us to build a dog park where you can bring your dogs (or I should say fur babies) so that they can play with other fur babies, and the “parents” […]

Saturday July 17th, 2021 in Development, Hollywood Dog Park | No Comments »

College Park Honda is Moving to Greenbelt

RRR Automotive Dealership, which owns the College Park Honda, recently announced that the College Park Honda will move to Greenbelt sometime this summer or early fall. According to RRR Automotive, they purchased the property where Capitol Cadillac operated for the last 41 years in Greenbelt, MD. This location has a large showroom and service department […]

Sunday June 27th, 2021 in Development | Comments Off on College Park Honda is Moving to Greenbelt

Council Discusses Proposed projects for the City’s Program Open Space allocation for FY ’22

At tonight’s meeting, the Council discussed how to utilize and prioritize our POS allocations going forward. The total existing acquisition allocation available including the unused and reprogrammed funding and excluding this year’s allocation $867,687.90 Staff recommended prioritizing POS acquisition to encumber fund allocations dating back to FY 2008. Funds not encumbered for specific projects and […]

Tuesday June 8th, 2021 in Development | Comments Off on Council Discusses Proposed projects for the City’s Program Open Space allocation for FY ’22

City Council Approves Tax Credit, that it Previously Granted in Error

At last night’s meeting, the City Council voted to grant a partial 50% tax credit to Gilbane for the Tempo student housing development. Councilmembers Kennedy, Esters, Rigg and Day voted in favor, Councilmembers Kabir, Dennis, Mitchell, and Mackie voted in opposition. Mayor Wojahn broke the tie by voting in support of the application. Last month, […]

Wednesday April 14th, 2021 in Development, Tempo | Comments Off on City Council Approves Tax Credit, that it Previously Granted in Error

Community Meeting on the Future of the Stone Straw Industrial Property

Join the City for a community meeting on the future of the Stone Straw Industrial Property. Monday, April 5, 2021 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. zoom.us/j/97672476078

Wednesday March 31st, 2021 in Announcements, Development | Comments Off on Community Meeting on the Future of the Stone Straw Industrial Property

Council Approves the Construction Funding of the Hollywood Streetscape Project

I want to thank our residents, local business owners, City staff, and my Council colleagues for their decade-long support and engagement in taking the Hollywood Streetscape project to the construction phase. With last night’s approval, the construction of this $2.8 million project is expected to start next month and to be completed in November, this […]

Wednesday March 24th, 2021 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | 3 Comments »

Time to Show Your Support for the Hollywood Streetscape Project

After many years of delay, the Hollywood Streetscape project is finally ready for its construction contract award at tomorrow’s City Council meeting. The City has been working on this project to improve the appearance and functionality of the area around the corner of Edgewood Road and Rhode Island Avenue. The area is generally lacking in […]

Monday March 22nd, 2021 in Development, Hollywood Streetscape | Comments Off on Time to Show Your Support for the Hollywood Streetscape Project

Council Approves Budget for City Hall Furniture

The City, on behalf of itself and the University of Maryland, issued a Request for Proposals for the furniture that will be required for use at the new City Hall/University Office Building. Eight bids were received, Price Modern was chosen as the preferred bidder. The bids did not include pricing for ancillary furniture, such as […]

Wednesday March 17th, 2021 in City Council, City Hall, Development | Comments Off on Council Approves Budget for City Hall Furniture

New Student Housing Planned at Knox Rd and Guilford Rd

The Applicant, York Acquisitions, LLC, has submitted a Detailed Site Plan request for a student housing project consisting of two parcels (0.846 acres), located on the north and south side of Knox Road at its intersection with Guilford Drive. The northern parcel contains an existing 2-story brick building (982 square feet) and a 3-story brick […]

Tuesday March 16th, 2021 in Aspen, Development | Comments Off on New Student Housing Planned at Knox Rd and Guilford Rd

College Park’s Latest Development Update

Thanks to our planning staff who joined last week’s NCPCA meeting and presented the latest development update of College Park. Please see the presentation below. The PowerPoint file can be found here: March 2021 Dev Update Out of 18 ongoing projects, 10 of them are multi-unit housing development projects, adding a total of 2541 dwelling […]

Saturday March 13th, 2021 in Development | Comments Off on College Park’s Latest Development Update

Council Amends Law Allowing to Grant Tax Credit that a Developer may Get in Error

At last Tuesday’s Council meeting, the Council supported an amendment to the City’s tax credit law allowing to waive the exclusion of undergraduate multifamily housing from eligibility when a revitalization tax credit has been approved in error, for a specific project only. This amendment was made in relation to the tax credit awarded to the […]

Thursday March 11th, 2021 in Development | Comments Off on Council Amends Law Allowing to Grant Tax Credit that a Developer may Get in Error

New Multi-family Housing Coming at the Corner of Hartwick and Route 1

The proposed development ( the Terrapin House), at the northeast corner of Route 1 and Hartwick Road is a mixed-use retail/multifamily building with 160-175 units and 10,000-15,000 square feet of retail. The Applicant, 12300 Carrol Investors, LLC. and Terrapin Main Street, LLC. has submitted a Conceptual Site Plan (CSP) request to rezone lots 9 and […]

Sunday February 28th, 2021 in Development | Comments Off on New Multi-family Housing Coming at the Corner of Hartwick and Route 1

Council Supports Special Exception Request by the Children Guild’s Preschool

At last Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Council supported Special Exception (SE) request by the Children’s Guild, Inc to allow the replacement of a 50-child daycare center with a 120-child pre-school within the existing College Park United Methodist Church at 9601 Rhode Island Avenue (northeast quadrant of the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Hollywood […]

Saturday February 27th, 2021 in Development | Comments Off on Council Supports Special Exception Request by the Children Guild’s Preschool

Children’s Guild Preschool Asking Special Exception

The Children’s Guild, Inc. at teh College Park United Methodist Church has submitted a Special Exception (SE) request to allow the replacement of a 50-child daycare center with a 120-child pre-school within the existing College Park United Methodist Church at 9601 Rhode Island Avenue (northeast quadrant of the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Hollywood […]

Tuesday February 16th, 2021 in Development | Comments Off on Children’s Guild Preschool Asking Special Exception

Tempo Student Housing Developer is Asking to Revisit Revitalization Tax Credit that the City Granted in Error

Back in 2019, Gilbane Development applied to the City for a Revitalization Tax Credit for the Northgate undergraduate student housing project. City staff erroneously processed the application and on January 14th, 2020 the Mayor and Council unanimously approved a resolution to provide the tax credit. The revitalization tax credit was estimated at $571,020 in projected […]

Monday February 15th, 2021 in Development, Tempo | 3 Comments »