Tonight's Mayor and Council will be meeting a half hour earlier than usual — at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of , 4500 Knox Road.
It's a long agena. Below is a summary of most of the discussion items. The full agenda accompanies this post.
Management representatives from Spellman House, 4711 Berwyn House Road, will be on hand to discuss results from a survey conducted with residents of the senior housing apartment complex. The survey examines tenant satisfaction with their living conditions at Spellman House, including services, safety measurements and management.
Bobby’s Burger Palace Hopes for Beer
Spiked milkshakes could be introduced at the new (BBP), if the county’s Board of License Commissioners grants a beer, wine and liquor license transfer to the new restaurant. The city council will review the property use agreement, which outlines a 35-percent to 65-percent alcohol-to-food ratio. In addition to spiked milkshakes of various flavors, the BBP menu also includes beer, and red and white wine.
Election Polling Hours
The council will discuss whether or not it supports the polls opening earlier on Election Day. The polls are currently open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. .
Cafritz Rezoning Request
Calvert Tract, LLC has requested to rezone the 37.34-acre Cafritz property east of U.S. Route 1 so that it can . The property, primarily in Riverdale Park with a small portion in the Calvert Hills neighborhood of College Park, is currently zoned as single-family detached residential (R-55), but the development team wants it changed to mixed-use town center. The College Park city staff will suggest that the city council support the application, if the development team submits additional information, and makes various revisions to the development plan. .
College Park Academy
City council will discuss a possible charter school in College Park.
The city council will discuss a skate park, to be built at the Sunnyside Neighborhood Park by March 13, 2014. The city and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission signed an agreement in 2009, designating the city as responsible for the design and construction of the skate park; the M-NCPPC will be responsible for the maintenance. The cost of the project is not to exceed the $250,000 grant from former Prince George’s County Councilman Thomas Dernoga (Dist. 1), given to the city specifically for the skate park.
Big Play Sports Grill
Council will again review the property use agreement for Big Play Sports Grill, this time with amendments suggested by the applicant, as well as the conceptual floor plan, menus, and menu consultant resumes. The establishment, which will fill the building where Vito’s Pizzeria used to be, will go before the county’s Board of License Commissioners on Nov. 22, hoping to receive a beer, wine and liquor license transfer.
U.S. Route 1 and Hartwick Road
The State Highway Administration (SHA) conducted a traffic study at U.S. Route 1 and Hartwick Road, determining that a traffic signal is not warranted. However, the SHA will install more pedestrian crossing signs to increase driver awareness.