City has recently asked for bids for the final design and construction of Hollywood Gateway Park at the intersection of Edgewood and Route 1.
The site is an approximately 6,800 square-foot lot at the southeast corner of U.S. Route 1 and Edgewood Road that is zoned Commercial Shopping Center (C-S-C).
The City of College Park purchased the property using Maryland Program Open Space (POS) funds and plans to redevelop the site as an eco park and gateway to the City and the Hollywood neighborhood, with an ecological and educational theme.
The City worked with students in the University of Maryland’s Landscape Architecture program to develop design concepts for the site through a competition and nine student teams prepared drawings for the site and presented them to the community.
The City has a total of $380,000 currently available for design and site improvements and could phase construction, if necessary, while additional funds are secured for future phases. The City owns the site and will operate and maintain the park.
The bidders have until no later than Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. to submit their proposals.