Update on Calvert Road Child Care Center

Representatives from the University of Maryland will be at tonight’s City Council meeting to present the design development phase for the renovation of the former Calvert Road School. The design is currently 35-50% complete.

The proposed scope of work includes the demolition of the non-historic additions; rehabilitation of the original building; and the construction of a new addition and play area. According to the UMD design team, the estimated cost of the project has gone up to $6,897,159 from $5,688,560 back in 2015.

The preliminary design was submitted to the Prince George’s County Planning Department for review. The Community Planning Division, Environmental Planning Section, and Urban Design Section reviewed the plans and recommended minor changes to the landscaping and play area to better complement the historic structure.

After the Mayor and Council reviews the design, review at tonight’s worksession, public input will be taken at a community meeting, and the City staff will send their comments to the University.

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