The City has recently received a request from the University of Maryland to support their intention submit a request to Prince George’s County to rename Paint Branch Parkway to Campus Drive.
Paint Branch Parkway extends approximately 1.6 miles between Baltimore and Kenilworth Avenues, and is located in the municipalities of College Park and Riverdale Park.
The University thinks that extending the name Campus Drive would provide greater continuity between the main campus, the forthcoming Innovation District, and the M Square Research Park.
A name change would provide clarity in wayfinding. Visitors, as well as members of the local community, will be able to navigate more easily and articulate directions more effectively.
Finally, according to the University, since the number of properties on Paint Branch Parkway is limited, and several of them are owned by the University, the process of modifying street addresses would be straightforward.
Please let me know what you think about the name change.