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Forum to Discuss Rental Related Quality of Life Issues

The City of College Park’s Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life Workgroup will host a second public forum on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, to present and take public comment on potential strategies they have compiled for addressing challenges we face from rental properties in our community.

At the workgroup’s first public forum on January 29, members of the College Park community spoke about their quality of life concerns, the need to maintain owner-occupied housing, and the need to provide a diverse range of housing opportunities for students, faculty and staff of the University of Maryland, and other employees in and residents of College Park. Since that time, four task forces have been working to develop possible strategies to address the concerns raised at the public forum, focusing on four topics: 1) Reducing loud parties and other quality of life issues, 2) Increasing home-ownership in the City, 3) Building positive student-resident relations, and 4) Increasing the diversity of housing types.

The potential strategies compiled by the task forces will be shared with the public via the City website, at http://collegeparkmd.gov/NSQLWG.php.

Members of the public are encouraged to provide their comments on these potential strategies, either by attending the Public Forum on April 30 or by submitting written comments via email to qualityoflife@collegeparkmd.gov or via regular mail to Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life Workgroup, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740. The record will remain open until May 7, 2013.

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