Details About Child Care Proposal at Calvert Road Site

Calvert Road School Site

Calvert Road School Site

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City will host a Public Forum on a proposal for a Child Care Program at the Calvert Road School will be held.

Here are the main highlights about the proposal:

  • The proposal the City would “lease” the Calvert Road school site, which is owned by the City to the University of Maryland.
  • The University of Maryland has contracted with Bright Horizons, to provide daycare services.
  • The Child Day Care Center would serve 120 children 6 weeks of age through 5 years.
  • The City and UMD would enter into a 40 year lease under which between 12 and 17 seats in the Child Care Center would be designated for City residents who are not associated with the University of Maryland.
  • Parents of these children would still need to pay tuition which will be set by Bright Horizons and UMD.
  • UMD would construct a new building at the site
  • The UMD would be responsible for building maintenance.
  • The City would be responsible for snow removal for the parking lot and sidewalks and lawn mowing.
  • The City would not receive rent during the lease
  • City residents would be able to use community meeting space (3,000sq ft) after five on weekdays and on weekends.
  • The City’s contribution would be use of the facility and parking lot (valued at $788,500)
  • University of Maryland’s contribution would be the capital investment to renovate the facility, plus providing office space for the Public Services staff currently located at the Calvert Road site for up to 4 years (valued at 4.5 million).

After a presentation about the project, residents will have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments about the proposal.   For additional details please follow the link at:  http://www.collegeparkmd.gov/document_center/MayorCouncil/Agendas/2017RegularMeeting/031417RMP.pdf

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