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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 .

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow October 23 - 30, 2014
Attachment:  11-749-1414008829.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2014

Attached are 2 flyers from the Prince George's County Board of Elections.

The first flyer, Vote At Your Convenience, includes information on Early Voting, dates, hours, and polling locations. The second flyer, Important Election Dates, includes deadline information for write-in candidates, requests for absentee ballots and information on the General Election on November 4, 2014.

Flyers attached.

Attachment:  11-749-1413832204.pdf
Category: Council News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2014


October 20, 2014

Discussion on the Town Newsletter will not take place tonight; this matter will be on the agenda for discussion at the next Council meeting on November 3.

This meeting is open; the public is welcome to attend. The agenda includes:

1. Presentation on the Cafritz Property at Riverdale Park; Larry Taub and Mark Regulinski will provide an update on the Cafritz Property at Riverdale Park project.

2. Legislative Resolution 14-0-10 (Introduction); to prohibit parking on the south side of Van Buren within 100 Feet of the intersection with U.S. Route 1.

3. Resolution to introduce a budget transfer of $10,000 from Undesignated Reserves to the Engineering line item to cover Engineering costs related to a technical evaluation of a proposed storm water drain entering Wells Run in University Park.

At the close of the Town meeting an Executive Session will be called. The regular meeting will not resume. The Mayor and Council will move to Town Hall for Executive Session to consult with Counsel on legal matters.

The Council meeting will be held in the cafeteria at University Park Elementary School, 4315 Underwood Street, from 7:30 - 10:00 pm.

Meeting summary attached.

Attachment:  11-749-1413831828.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2014

This is an updated notice from the General Contractor, L.F. Jennings.

What to Expect On-Site the Next Two Weeks: 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.
The installation of the retaining walls along both the Northern & Southern property lines will begin. Pile & lagging will be required for the Northern retaining wall & the driving of these steel piles will begin within the next two weeks.

Two of the construction entrances to the site are located along Route 1 located near each end of the project site and one additional entrance at the end of Rhode Island Ave.

Dust Control Measures:
We have incorporated several measures to help control dust. We have a trailer on-site with sprinkler heads that sprinkle water on the areas where trucks are traversing. This generally keeps the dust down. During long periods without rain we are utilizing a large tanker truck that will also sprinkle the site. Areas where no immediate activity is planned have been covered with straw to keep the dust down. Areas without scheduled activity in the near future have been seeded so that grass can grow and stabilize the earth so it does not contribute to the dust.

We have also incorporated some new measures to control dust on the streets. First, we have extended the gravel at the construction entrances, well beyond the County/State requirements, to reduce the opportunity for mud to be tracked onto the adjacent streets. Second, prior to street sweeping we are watering the road to keep the street sweeper from stirring up dust. We will continue to monitor these efforts and make any necessary changes to keep the dust down.

Lane Closures:
The three center lanes of Route 1(northbound fast lane, center turn lane and southbound fast lane) 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. As the work of installing the new storm line under Route 1 is being performed there will be a work area established in Route 1 that will close off three lanes during non-rush hours. The work plan has been approved by the State and all safety measures required by the State to assure drivers, pedestrians and workmen are safe. NOTE: This work is awaiting a permit from a local government. When the permit is received, this work will commence.

Future Plans:
• One to two month look-ahead –
o Continue all of the above work but start an additional building to provide new retail to the area.
o Start utility infrastructure throughout the site

• Two to six month look-ahead –
o Start additional retail buildings
o Advance actual construction of the CSX Crossing
o Advance construction of the Hiker/Biker Trail

• Six to twelve month look-ahead –
o Start interior fit-out of Whole Foods
o Finish widening of widening of Route 1
o Opening of Gateway Park

• Final product –
o Everyone is invited to view the video posted at the address noted below to see the expected final product: www.cafritzpop.com/video/

Work Hours:
Work activity will be taking place Monday – Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. However, work on the State road will be restricted to 9:00am to 3:00pm during weekdays. Work at Wells Run is restricted to weekdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm – NOTE: The Wells Run work is awaiting a local government permit. Once the permit is received Wells Run work will commence.

Contact Information:
For any construction related concerns, please contact Robert Lockhart of Capital Construction Consultants at 202-669-7157 or email at rlockhart@ccci-dc.com.

Construction Notice attached.

Presentation of the Cafritz Property at Riverdale Park Station
Attachment:  11-749-1414001765.pdf
Category: Cafritz Blog
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated: 22-Oct-2014
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2014

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.

Presentation 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.

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 www.route1growth.wordpress.com

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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