University Park is a small, tree-lined community of 915 single family homes and 2300 residents in northern Prince George's County, adjacent to the University of Maryland. Having its own municipal government, University Park provides a traditional "small town" atmosphere with urban convenience and amenities. The Town maintains its own park and recreational facilities, is home to an excellent elementary school, and provides its own police and sanitation services. Through local organizations, residents participate in many town-wide events, which build a strong sense of community, such as the Annual Azalea Classic - which consists of a 5k Run/Walk, 1 mile Challenge Run, and the Val Creighton Memorial 1k Family Fun Run. Tree-lined, quiet streets, a large wooded park, and well tended lawns reflect the residents' pride in their community.
The town is located adjacent to the southern edge of the University of Maryland, is about three miles south of the Capital Beltway, two miles from Washington, D.C., and less than a mile from two Metro stations. It provides easy access for commuters, and an ideal location for the local worker.
Listed for the second time by Washingtonian Magazine as one of "The Best Places To Live in Prince George's County," the Town has traditionally attracted many professionals working for the University of Maryland, the public sector, and private business.
The Town of University Park has built a community memorial to serve as a gathering place for reflection and remembrance. For information about this memorial commemorating the lives of loved ones killed in acts of terrorism and war, and to learn how you can contribute to the cause, please visit the UPMD 9/11 Memorial Site .
Cafritz Construction Schedule for the weeks of May 25, 2015 and June 1, 2015
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE
Weeks of: May 25, 2015 and June 1, 2015
What to Expect On-Site the Next Two Weeks:
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UPES Garden Day!
The UPES PTA needs many helping hands this Saturday!
The Anacostia Watershed Society is leading the second garden day at the school to install native plants along the Wells Run Creek bank. Shovels and gloves are provided; you need only bring a refillable water bottle or cup.
UPES Garden Day
This Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
SIGN UP TO HELP or email UPESPTAgrounds@gmail.com
More information about the project …
Over the next two years, the plan includes planting a butterfly garden, new trees and native plants (in addition to grading changes, removing pavement and shoring up the eroding hillside by the playground). AWS staffers are also working with teachers to provide hands-on learning opportunities in ecology and stream health.
In April, a handful of volunteers planted over 100 perennials along the stream (including Blue Flag Iris, Soft Curly Rush, and Cardinal Flower). The AWS staff also installed a section of sediment control straw matting on the slope by Underwood Street to protect the most severely eroded tree roots. It’s our hope that this (and encouragement from adults) will discourage digging in this area until more permanent erosion control measures – with the ultimate goal of saving the school’s street tree canopy – can be undertaken.
Sign up, and we will see you on Saturday!
The UPES PTA Grounds Committee
Cafritz Construction Schedule for the weeks of April 11, 2015 and May 18, 2015
Cafritz Construction Schedule for the weeks of April 11, 2015 and May 18, 2015.
Letter submitted to Prince George's Planning Board concerning Cafritz Secondary Amendment
Attached is the letter the Town submitted to the Prince George's County Planning Board at the hearing on November 6, 2014 concerning the application of Calvert Tract, LLC, for Secondary Amendment SA-130001-01 and DSP-13009-03, for the Cafritz Property at Riverdale Park.
Presentation of the Cafritz Property at Riverdale Park Station
The Cafritz team showed this presentation at the Town Council meeting on October 20, 2014.
The attached presentation includes information on the following topics: storm water, Gateway Park, and the construction schedule.
Cafritz Oversight & Monitoring Committee will meet on Wednesday, Feb 26 at 7:30pm at Town Hall
The Cafritz Oversight and Monitoring Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:30pm at Town Hall to discuss the following items:
I. Committee will review incoming materials to assess compliance with all conditions including:
A. The State Highway Administration approval of a design for the Van Buren/Route intersection.
B. The funding for the CSX crossing.
The committee will report its findings to the Town Council.
II. Planning for future agendas.
This meeting is open; the public is welcome to attend.
Marvin R Blumberg Company Presentation; Revised Landy Property Phase I Design Plan
Mosaic at Turtle Creek
Route 1 Corridor Sector Plan
Town Council Meeting
Rain Water Harvesting with Rain Barrels Demonstration
Tree Committee Meeting
June 2015 Newsletter
Agenda 2015/05/27 Green Team Meeting
Rain Water Harvesting with Rain Barrels: An Installation and Design Demonstration
Agenda 2015/05/28 FINAL Special Session
FY 2016 Mayors Proposed Budget v2