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Multi-Family Apartments Planned to Replace Three Hotels in North College Park

RST Development, a private, family-owned multifamily real estate development company, has entered into a contract to purchase the three hotels located on the east side of Baltimore Avenue between Cherokee Street and Delaware Street. The three hotels are the Howard Johnsons, the Days Inn, and the Red Roof Inn, located at 9113 Baltimore Ave. RST […]

Tuesday June 7th, 2022 in Development | No Comments »

North College Park Community Center Study Kicks Off with Community Forum

Thank you to all who attended last week’s community meeting to gather input about the proposed north College Park Community Center. We had a very good turnout with several elected officials. The community discussed 9 potential sites and the amenities they want to see in the center. The M-NCPPC will be hosting one more community […]

Monday May 16th, 2022 in Announcements, Development, North College Park Community Center | Comments Off on North College Park Community Center Study Kicks Off with Community Forum

Hollywood Road Sidewalk Construction to Start this Fall

At next week’s Council meeting, the Council will discuss the Hollywood Road Sidewalk Project’s 60% Design Plans. Hollywood Road is a paved roadway with two-way traffic, parking on both sides of the street and no existing sidewalk. It has been identified as an important connector street in the City’s Complete Streets priority matrix. In 2018, […]

Wednesday March 30th, 2022 in Development | Comments Off on Hollywood Road Sidewalk Construction to Start this Fall

FBI Headquarters Search Back on the Table

This Tuesday, three MD senators and congressmen secured the inclusion of language to advance the process for a new, consolidated Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in the Omnibus FY2022 funding package that the President signed into law. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) […]

Thursday March 17th, 2022 in Development, FBI | Comments Off on FBI Headquarters Search Back on the Table

Amazon Announces Funds for Affordable Housing Development near College Park Metro Station

Today, Amazon.com Inc. announced that they are awarding developers nearly $82 million in lowrate loans to support the construction of two affordable apartment buildings on Metro-owned land in Prince George’s County In College Park, Amazon is providing $56.3 million in low-rate financing to Gilbane Development Company to begin construction of the Atworth College Park, a […]

Tuesday March 15th, 2022 in Development | Comments Off on Amazon Announces Funds for Affordable Housing Development near College Park Metro Station

Council to Send Letter with Possible Support of Funding for the North College Park Community Center

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has recently released an RFP to engage an engineering / architectural firm to conduct a feasibility study to: (a) identify the location, (b) explore design opportunities, and (c) estimate the cost to construct a 12,000 sq. ft. community center in north College Park. The City and residents […]

Friday March 4th, 2022 in Announcements, Development, North College Park Community Center | Comments Off on Council to Send Letter with Possible Support of Funding for the North College Park Community Center

Council May Give Tax Breaks for High Tech Development in College Park

Back in 2016, the City decided to participate in the Greater College Park Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise (RISE) Zone for five-year periods to encourage investment and job creation near universities committed to economic development in their communities. The RISE Zone was created by the State in 2014 to encourage investment and job creation near universities […]

Sunday February 13th, 2022 in Development | Comments Off on Council May Give Tax Breaks for High Tech Development in College Park

Work to Fix Starbucks Traffic Backup Starts this Summer

There has been some great progress in addressing the traffic backup issue at the entrance of the College Park Shopping Center caused by the drive-thru customers at the Starbucks. The backup often blocks the right lane of the westbound Cherry Hill Road, causing safety issues for vehicles turning right from Route 1 onto Cherry Hill […]

Saturday January 22nd, 2022 in Announcements, Development | 2 Comments »

North College Park Community Center Site Selection will Start this Spring

We’ve got some very good news about the much-anticipated North College Park Community Center. The final process for selecting a suitable site for the proposed community center will start this Spring. We’ve been told that the M-NCPPC has been already considering 6 sites for the center in north College Park.  These sites are all north […]

City Asks County to Build Sidewalks and Bike Lanes on Rhode Island Avenue North of College Park

Last week, I asked the Council to send a letter to Prince George’s County requesting funding for sidewalks and bike lanes on Rhode Island Avenue from Paducah Road to Sunnyside Avenue. This segment of Rhode Island Avenue is an essential link between the neighborhoods of the City of College Park and the commercial and business […]

Wednesday January 12th, 2022 in Development | 4 Comments »

Firm to Buy, Renovate 3 College Park Properties

According to BisNow, a Bethesda – based firm, Washington Property Co. (WPC) closed on the acquisition of three College Park apartment properties for $14M last week. The trio of low-rise communities was all built more than 50 years ago. The properties are University Gardens at the corner of Rhode Island Avenue and Knox Road, Columbia […]

Tuesday December 28th, 2021 in Development | Comments Off on Firm to Buy, Renovate 3 College Park Properties

County Starts Resurfacing Rhode Island Ave. City to Build Buffered Bike Lanes Next

In case you haven’t noticed, the County has started preliminary work before resurfacing Rhode Island Avenue between MD 193 and Paducah Road. The work includes the installation of new curbs and putting on stormwater sewers. The County is also building concrete ramps from the service roads at the existing bus stops. The primary construction along […]

Monday December 13th, 2021 in Announcements, Development | Comments Off on County Starts Resurfacing Rhode Island Ave. City to Build Buffered Bike Lanes Next

Hollywood Streetscape Construction Work Has Finally Started

The much-awaited Hollywood streetscape project’s construction work has finally started. The construction team has already placed the stakes and marking along the project’s area to mark the project’s limit of disturbances (LOD) and the utility lines. The first visible sign of construction activities you will be seeing is the removal of the concrete buffer on […]

Thursday December 9th, 2021 in Announcements, Development, Hollywood Streetscape | Comments Off on Hollywood Streetscape Construction Work Has Finally Started

City Hall Ribbon-Cutting & Dedication Ceremony

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. 7401 Baltimore Avenue The event will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Free parking will be available at the Downtown College Park Parking Garage during the event. The ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately. Guests are encouraged to […]

Friday December 3rd, 2021 in Announcements, City Hall, Development | Comments Off on City Hall Ribbon-Cutting & Dedication Ceremony

UMD Backs Away from Developing Guilford Woods Site – For Now

Today the University of Maryland President Dr. Pines announced to “pause” the proposed development of the Western Gateway graduate housing project. The proposed Western Gateway development would have happened at the sites of the Guilford Woods and the Guilford Run site, spanning over 9 acres of wooded land. The community in College Park and the […]

Thursday October 28th, 2021 in Announcements, Development, Environment | Comments Off on UMD Backs Away from Developing Guilford Woods Site – For Now