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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 | No Comments »

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

District 1 Council Bulletin: Making it Easier for Homeowners to Get Building Permits

At tomorrow’ss Council worksession, we’ll have an important discussion about taking over the building and other permitting processes from the County’s permitting department (DPIE) to ourselves. As you know, currently homeowners need to run between the City and the County to get a simple permit, for even a small project, such as building a driveway […]

Monday October 4th, 2021 in Development | Comments Off on District 1 Council Bulletin: Making it Easier for Homeowners to Get Building Permits

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 | Comments Off on In Pictures – Hollywood Dog Park Grand Opening

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