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VIDEO: Students Weigh in on Book Exchange Student Housing Project

University of Maryland students share why they are for or against a proposed apartment building in downtown College Park.

that would allow developers to build an apartment building where the now stands. Developers plan for 14,366 square feet of retail space on the first floor, and about 950 beds in 313 apartments. The complex will be six floors, tapering off to four floors facing Yale Avenue.

The College Park City Council and plans to appeal the planning board's decision, which would send the issue to the Prince George's County District Council.

Patch talked to students to see how the campus community feels about the additional housing on U.S. Route 1 across from campus, and adjacent to the College Park Old Town Historic District.

Clay Gump March 01, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Interesting to hear different opinions on the MBX project. Nice video.
Shannon Hoffman March 01, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Thanks, Clay. We thought that we hadn't heard enough student voices on this, yet. This video was actually done by a Patch student reporter. Nice work, Hannah!

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