Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Members recommended, 5-2-1, that county officials reject the developer's preliminary plan of subdivision.
The College Park City Council voted 5-2-1 Tuesday night to oppose the preliminary plan of subdivision put forward by the Cafritz development team. By doing so, the council joined the University Park Town Council in asking the Prince George's County Planning Board to reject the plan—the next major hurdle in the proposed development of the Cafritz property. In Riverdale Park, where the 37-acre mixed-used project would be located, council members voted 3-0 Saturday to recommend passage of the preliminary plan. Councilmember Stephanie Stullich (Dist. 3), who introduced Tuesday's motion calling for disapproval, cited a range of reasons for her opposition, including: "Critical information was not provided to us or others in this process in the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Riverdale Park Town Council discussing their approval of the Cafritz development preliminary plan.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mayor, town council call for reforms and greater oversight after confusion over authorship of letters of support for controversial development.
Following a town council meeting earlier this month which left some of University Park's elected officials feeling as if they had been deceived, town leaders had harsh words for the legal team representing the company which wants to redevelop the Cafritz property. "I am not comfortable with what happened," said Mayor John Tabori during last night's University Park Town Council meeting. "I will probably never be comfortable with it." Drafty Documents This latest round in the ongoing Cafritz saga began two weeks ago, when University Park's town council members prepared to review a preliminary plan of subdivision up for consideration at a special session on Jan. 14. In the hours before that meeting, the Cafritz developers, Calvert Tract, LLC…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Members will monitor the progress of the planned 36-acre development.
University Park's Cafritz Oversight & Monitoring Committee is set to hold its first meeting tonight (Monday) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at University Park Elementary School. The newly-formed body is charged with tracking the progress of the Cafritz development, which won a key zoning approval in July from the Prince George's County District Council. Earlier this month, the town council unanimously appointed councilmembers Roy Alvarez, Len Carey, Michael Cron, and Arlene Christiansen plus University Park resident Linda Verrill to the committee. One vacancy still remains. The Cafritz plan calls for some 900 units of housing, a 35,000-square-foot Whole Foods, a 120-room hotel, and additional office and retail space to be built on a 36-acre directly …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
During Monday night's University Park Town Council meeting, members discussed several major issues affecting the town.
The University Park Town Council met Monday night for its regularly scheduled meeting. Members discussed a range of issues, including how that day's vote on the Cafritz project would affect the town, a mosquito problem, and the continuing efforts of the Department of Public Works to clean up the town after the recent storm. Below is a summary of key events: Department of Public Works report Mickey Beall, the director of the public works department, updated the town on storm cleanup efforts. There are currently trees blocking the sidewalk on Adelphi Road, two on the 6700 block north of Beechwood Road and one north of Underwood Street. Beall says these are considered county trees and his department has been unable to assist in their …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
With the District Council set to review the hotly-debated development Wednesday, Patch runs down the 'consensus conditions' and how they came to be.
Editor's note: The District Council's hearing on the Cafritz property is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. Check back with Patch throughout the day for the latest news out of Upper Marlboro. Back in December, as many were busy preparing for the holidays, local and county officials were hard at work crafting a list of conditions for the proposed Cafritz development. Now, those same conditions—along with the rest of the project—will face a key test as the Cafritz rezoning plan comes before the District Council on Wednesday. Composed of the members of the Prince George's County Council, the body will have the final legislative word on the developer's application. Working up to today's hearing, in meeting after meeting, lawmakers, civil …