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The Town of University Park 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 .

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Temporary Road Closure
Attachment:  11-749-1411763207.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2014

Important Notice
Please see attached flyer.

Temporary Road Closure

6500 Block of 44th Avenue and on Wells Parkway (North) between 44th Avenue and Baltimore Avenue (Rte. 1)

Beginning Monday, September 29, 2014

No through traffic will be permitted in the 6500 Block of 44th Avenue, and on Wells Parkway (North) between 44th Avenue and Baltimore Avenue (Rte. 1). Only local traffic will be permitted through this area.

Closures will take place between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday – Friday, except holidays.

The reason for this closure is to permit the installation of a new storm water drain pipe.

We expect this temporary closure to last until the end of October.

Press Release! Five Prince George's Municipalities Receive Sustainable Maryland Certified Award
Attachment:  11-749-1411172644.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2014

On September 17, 2014, Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager, Sustainable Maryland delivered the attached Press Release.

Five Prince George's Municipalities Receive Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award.

College Park, MD – The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland announced that five Prince George's County municipalities were honored at the Sustainable Maryland Certified awards ceremony at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual Fall Conference held in Annapolis on Friday, September 12.
Officials from Berwyn Heights, Cheverly, Greenbelt, Riverdale Park, and University Park accepted their awards at the annual ceremony marking the achievements of Maryland communities striving to become more sustainable.

Press Release attached, which includes highlights of each municipality’s sustainability efforts.

Attachment:  11-749-1411140748.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2014

Weeks of: September 22, 2014 and September 29, 2014

During the next two weeks of work, the General Contractor, L.F. Jennings, will continue construction of the Whole Foods Market and continue with site utility work. They will also continue clearing the site, as well as continue removal and haul-off of excess soil, trees and rubble. This will include work along the Route 1 buffer area. L.F. Jennings will also be performing installation of storm drain outfall piping from Wells Run to the SW corner of the site. These activities will require heavy equipment accessing the site. Two of the construction entrances are located along Route 1 located near both ends of the project site and one entrance at Maryland Avenue.

Lane Closures:
The northbound and southbound curb lanes of Route 1 will be closed periodically between the hours of 9am to 3pm to allow for the installation of the storm drain outfall pipe that goes down the center of the highway between the site and Wells Run.

Work Hours:
Work activity will be taking place Monday – Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Notice attached.

Cafritz Oversight & Monitoring Committee will meet on Wednesday, Feb 26 at 7:30pm at Town Hall
Attachment:  11-749-1392934606.pdf
Category: Cafritz Blog
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2014

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.

Agenda attached.

Riverdale Park Station, Gateway Park & SHA recommendation for Route 1 and Van Buren St intersection
Attachment:  11-749-1389998596.pdf
Category: Cafritz Blog
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated: 17-Jan-2014
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2014

Attached is the Power Point presentation given at the Town meeting on Friday, January 10, 2014.

Presentation handout on the Cafritz CSX Crossing
Attachment:  11-749-1389998529.pdf
Category: Cafritz Blog
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated: 17-Jan-2014
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2014

Attached is the handout from Mr. Brad Frome, Deputy Chief of Staff Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.

Mr. Frome presented the attached handout at the Town meeting on Friday, January 10, 2014. This is conceptual rendering of the CSX Crossing, the traffic circle, and modifications from Riverdale Park.

Marvin R Blumberg Company Presentation; Revised Landy Property Phase I Design Plan
General Information: Attached is the presentation by the Marvin R. Blumberg Company, on their revised plan for the Landy Property Development Project, Phase I Design.
Attachment:  11-749-1354814024.pdf

Mosaic at Turtle Creek
Comments Deadline: 30-Oct-2008
General Information: This project involves building 300 condos(multi-family dwelling units) behind the U of MD business school off Mowatt Lane in College Pk and into the undeveloped land behind Coll. Hgts Estates.
The Planning Board will be taking this up for discussion on Thursday October 30, 2008 in the 1st Floor Council Hearing Room in the County Admin Bldg, 14741 Gov. Oden Bowe Drive. If you have any questions, please contact the development review board at 301.952.3530. The application number is Mosaic @Turtle Creek DSP-0800/DPLS-336/DDS-587

Route 1 Corridor Sector Plan
General Information: The following was written by UP resident Michelle Hermanson and posted on the website

If, like me, you were curious as to the rationale for the sector plan update, here’s the short version. The City of College Park requested that M-NCPPC revisit the sector plan to better address development concerns such as architectural guidelines, building height and other issues. To quote the project site:

Unanticipated development pressure in the area and an inadequate transportation system has resulted in conditions at odds with the recommendations and design standards of the current plan.

Updated Boundaries
On September 17 at a community meeting in College Park, M-NCPPC planner and project manager Chad Williams announced revised boundaries for the update to the US 1 Corridor Sector Plan. The new boundaries will stop at Guilford Road, the southern edge of College Park, and will not include the Cafritz property, portions of University Park or Riverdale Park. In response to opposition from the University Park Town Council and other county officials, this area was dropped from the plan. The northern boundaries of the proposal remain unchanged and have expanded beyond the 2002 sector plan.

Understanding the Process
You maybe be wondering: what’s the process and how does the community fit in? The US 1 Corridor Sector Plan will follow an 18-month planning cycle. The College Park community meeting was part of the pre-planning phase, presumably to hear initial public comment.

So what’s next? This week, there’s the Planning Board initiation to formally begin the project. In two months, December 5-10 (location TBD), there will be a series of open design meetings (called a charrette) where community members can make specific recommendations. This is our best opportunity to express specific ideas and concerns about development along US 1.

Next summer, there will be public hearings on the first draft of the plan and the following spring (2010) the proposal will go before the county council for approval. The project web site has more information on the process and schedule.

And The Next Meeting is…
On Thursday, October 2 in Upper Marlboro, the Planning Board will initiate the US 1 Corridor Sector Plan. What is this, you ask, and is it important for the community to attend? This is a regular meeting of the Planning Board and the Sector Plan will be one of many issues discussed. Can the public comment on the proposal to the full planning board? Yes. If you would like to speak, please contact the Planning Board at 301-952-3560 to ensure adequate time is added to the agenda.

This excerpt from the RFP for this project summarizes the public outreach plan; hopefully a more complete plan will be available after the project’s formal initiation. The full RFP appears here, skip to page 10 for the meat of the request.–Michelle H.

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