Monday, February 4, 2013
The District 3 councilmember addressed several key development topics Monday at Plato's Diner.
East Campus, transit-oriented metro development, and the Cafritz project were all hot topics at Monday morning's coffee chat with Prince George's County Councilmember Eric Olson’s (District 3), held at Plato’s Diner in College Park. East Campus The construction of the development know as East Campus—a 39-acre parcel of land located at Paint Branch Parkway and Route 1—has once again been put on hold. The site was conceived to be a town center for students, including graduate student housing and a grocery store. The University of Maryland’s first shot at developing the property fell through in 2009, and recent efforts to build the property out in two phases have been delayed. “For the time being, they are pulling back,” said Olson, who …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
New public charter school for middle, high schoolers to operate at former St. Mark's school site.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The surplus fund can be used to encourage businesses to recycle, councilman says.
College Park businesses might soon be able to draw from a $25,000 city fund to help cover recycling costs. The College Park Mayor and Council proposed an amendment to allocate the funds for the program, and other items, at a Saturday worksession to discuss the city's $14.5 million budget for fiscal year 2013. Councilman Marcus Afzali (Dist. 4), who motioned for the addendum, said he imagined the fund being used largely to cover the one-time capital costs businesses would encounter to begin recycling. The city’s Committee for a Better Environment is preparing to survey businesses about the obstacles that discourage them from recycling already—information that could be useful in determining specifics for the fund, Afzali said. Parameters for…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The proposed opening date of the school would be fall 2013.
The College Park city council voted unanimously this week to support the application of the College Park City-University Partnership to establish the College Park Academy Charter School, which would serve as many as 600 students in seventh through twelfth grades. This college preparatory charter school would offer students the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credits and must be approved by the Prince George's County Board of Education before plans can be finalized, reported the Diamondback. "The vision has grown out of years of discussion in the College Park community about the need for high rigor middle school and high school options," said Councilmemeber Denise Mitchell (Dist. 4.) "We applaud this city-university partnership," she …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Calvert Road School, 4700 Berwyn House Road and 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant among possible homes for the proposed charter school.
Three possible locations have been identified for a proposed charter school in College Park. Frank Brewer, vice chairman of the College Park City-University Partnership, which is applying to establish the school, said he envisions it housed at the former Calvert Road School, the empty 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant on Paint Branch Parkway, or a structure at 4700 Berwyn House Road. However, the partnership does not have to provide a list of proposed locations on its application, which it will provide to the Prince George's County Board of Education at the end of February, Brewer said. The College Park Academy Public Charter School evolves from the mission to turn College Park into a top tier college city. Representatives from the …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The agenda is short for tonight's Mayor and Council meeting.
The College Park Mayor and Council will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a regular voting meeting in the Council Chambers, on the second floor of City Hall, 4500 Knox Road. Those attending the meeting can obtain a parking pass at the customer service windows on the first floor of City Hall. Below is a summary of the action items to be discussed. Information is drawn from the full agenda, which can be found here. Honoring Mayor Anna Owens The only woman to lead College Park as mayor, Anna Owens, lived in College Park Woods for 48 years. Tuesday night, the council will vote on a motion to request that the ball field in the neighborhood be named after Owens. Because the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission owns the park, the city …