Carlo Colella, Vice President of Administrative Affairs at the University of Maryland, came to last Tuesday’s City Council meeting to make a presentation about possible use of the city’s Calvert Road facility as a site for day care available to UMD staff and College Park residents.

The city has owned this property for about 20 years and part of it is used by City’s Department of Public Services office. Previously, the site was considered for College Park Academy, but was opposed by many residents.

According to the presentation, the two existing structures will be demolished and new buildings will be constructed to house about 120 young children. The estimated cost to demolish and build the new site is about $5.8 million. The Council did not have further discussion about the ownership and funding mechanism at the meeting. The Council is expected to revisit the proposal at its June 2 meeting

Please see below some key information about the proposal.