If you haven’t had a chance to ask the M-NCPPC to fund the design and construction of the North College Park Community Center, you’ve until next Tuesday, November 1st, to do so. A community center in north College Park will add a fantastic amenity for our residents of all ages. Our residents pay a lot of taxes to M-NCPPC (almost the same amount as we pay to the City), while most of the construction companies that work on campus pay taxes to a air rights tax division, and we must ask them to spend equitably to benefit our residents.
Written comments will be accepted via mail, fax, or email and can be submitted to one of the followings:
- Email: PublicAffairs@ppd.mncppc.org
- Mail: Peter A. Shapiro, Chair, Prince George’s County Planning Board, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
- Fax: Chair Shapiro, 301-952-5074
Here is a sample letter you can send. Please feel free to use or edit this template letter
Dear M-NCPPC Chair and Commissioners
I ask you to fund the design and construction of the North College Park Community Center in the M-NCPPC’s fiscal year 2024 budget.
A community center in north College Park will add a fantastic amenity for our residents of all ages. The North College Park Community Center project has been in M-NCPPC’s long-range Formula 2040 plan for many years.
I thank M-NCPPC for funding the feasibility study in the current budget. The project team has been working with the community to find the best location for the center. The feasibility study is expected to be completed in October when the project will be ready for design and construction.
The City of College Park and the State of Maryland have committed to investing in the design and construction of the center. With these partnership opportunities, I ask the MNCPPC to include funding for the design and construction in MNCPPC’s FY 24 budget.
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On a related note, last week, the College Park City Council sent a letter to the M-NCPPC asking them to fund the design and construction of the North College Park Community Center. In the letter, it states, “The Council requests that M-NCPPC include capital funding for a Community Center in north College Park in anticipation of the completion of the feasibility study this fall. The City is committed to partnering with the Commission to ensure this facility moves forward to completion, and therefore has programmed $1.5 million in the our own five-year Capital Improvement Program (FY2023-2027) for construction.”