UMD Eyes to Build Child Care and Staff Housing at the Calvert Rd School Site

UMD proposal for staff housing

UMD proposal for staff housing

In last week’s worksession, the University came to the Council to present design concepts of the of the UMD faculty / staff housing at the Calvert school site. The concept proposal aims to have faculty and staff housing and a child care facility. The child care facility will be built at the current school building, where as the staff housing will be built on both sides.

For some time, the University has suggested that the City should allow it to use the Old Calvert Road school site as a possible faculty and staff housing.

This proposal is also related to possible relocation of the College Park Academy to the Terrapin Trader which is currently owned by the University.

City has also been considering the Calvert Rd school site as the possible relocation of the City Hall. The City owned the property in the 70’s from a the County’s Board of Education.

In the past, there had also been considerable opposition from local residents to keep the Calvert Road site for some community use.  The current proposal to include a child care facility will likely to make the proposal attractive to local residents.

The Council will decide on the fate of the property some time in near future.

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2 Comments to “UMD Eyes to Build Child Care and Staff Housing at the Calvert Rd School Site”

  1. By BreAnna Davis, May 15, 2014 @ 3:19 pm

    Hello- My name is BreAnna Davis. I am the Vice President of Student Affairs for Graduate Student Government. My committee has been actively researching child care options for University students. We would like to learn more about this endeavor as it may benefit students in the future. Do you have any information on the status of the proposal to transform the building to staff/faculty housing and child care facility? Thanks for your time!

  2. By Fazlul Kabir, May 15, 2014 @ 4:04 pm

    Hi BreAnna,

    Thanks for asking. The College Park City-University Partnership (CPCUP) is currently running a survey among students and faculty staff to guage the interests among the community for a childcare. . The University is still working with the University with a possible location of the child care facility. I’ll keep you posted once a site is selected.