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Monument Village to Break Ground Next Wednesday

The official groundbreaking event for Monument Village in north College Park will take place next Wednesday Oct. 8th 2014 at  9122 Baltimore Ave College Park MD.  Please see the flyer below for more details.  Council member Denise Mitchell, Alan Hew and Mary Lehman are expected to speak.


If you plan to join, please RSVP to Pam Zandy at by this Friday.

Here is a brief description of the project I got from the developer:
Monument Village at College Park will consist of 235 residential units and 4,800 SF of retail space on the ground floor. The units will be a mix of studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms to attract young professionals, associate professors and graduate students. The building amenities will include a community room, media room, business center, outdoor pool and courtyard, bike share, and a dog wash station. Conveniently located between the University of Maryland College Park and I-495 with a Route 1 Ride Stop just outside your front door.

Monument Village will be designed to LEED® Silver standards and will feature the following green initiatives: ample bicycle storage, Zipcars on standby in the garage, Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency water fixtures and advanced lighting packages. The building will also include indoor air quality controls and low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) finishes throughout. Construction will include use of locally sourced materials to reduce transit waste and re-use of recycled demolition waste materials from the building site

Council to Discuss Monument Realty Development in North College Park

Monument Village Complex - East  elevation facing Route 1

Monument Village Complex – East elevation facing Route 1

Monument site on Route 1

Monument site on Route 1

9128 Baltimore Avenue

Tomorrow is our election day, so we’ll be having this week’s Council worksession on Wednesday. One of the major discussion we’ll be having is about the Monument development located at 9122-9128 Baltimore Avenue.

Several years after prior development efforts failed to materialize, this mixed-use project is moving ahead with a new developer, Monument Realty, and a modified plan. The 3.78-acre site was originally designed to include 200 apartments and 25,000 SF of retail, while the amended plan shows 235 apartments and a reduced retail component with only 4,800 SF along Route 1.

The staff is recommending supporting an amended DSP for the site and withdrawing the city’s request for a public hearing subject to the following:

1. Prior to DSP certification, the plans should be revised to:
a. Eliminate the lay-by lane on Route 1 and continue the streetscape along the property frontage.
b. Provide a gate for the loading space on the north side ofthe building and screen from public view.
c. Show brick veneer on the concrete panels of the garage in lieu of a green screen.
d. Substitute brick veneer for cementitious panels on the west side building elevation north of the parking garage.
e. Show up to two parking spaces reserved for a car-share program such as Zip Cars or Car-to-Go.
f. Show landscaping and fence details for the western property along Autoville Drive as agreed to by Autoville residents.
2. Prior to building permit, provide a payment to the City of College Park in the amount of $75,000 for the Project Feasibility Study for US 1 from College Avenue to MD 193 being conducted by the Maryland State Highway Administration.
3. Prior to building permit, provide a payment to the City of College Park in the amount of (to be determined) for improvements to the Route 1 Shuttle service or
for implementation of the Capital Bikeshare Program.
4. The applicant shall enter into a Declaration of Covenants and Agreement with the City of College Park.

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