Book Exchange Elevation from College Avenue (Rethink College Park)

The Mayor and Council will discuss tonight the detailed site plan of the proposed Maryland Book Exchange Development.

The council agenda says it will disapprove the plan, citing the failure of the developer to come up with a plan consistent with the US 1 sector plan.

The proposed plan calls for 6 story – 334 unit student housing at the site. Some on the council think the building height is too high given the residential character of the nearby neighborhood.

The North College Park Civic Association (NCPCA) discussed this matter in its October 2010 meeting and members generally spoke in favor of the proposed development.