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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.

Cafritz Construction Schedule for the weeks of: August 24, 2016 and October 31, 2016
Attachment:  11-749-1477088841.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2016

Riverdale Park Station

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE Weeks of: October 24, 2016 thru the week of October 31, 2016

What to Expect On-Site the Next Two Weeks: The site and buildings General Contractor, L.F. Jennings, will continue site construction in multiple areas. Washington Gas Light (WGL), Verizon, Comcast, WSSC and Pepco will bring utility services to each new building. New road construction east of 46th Street to connect to Maryland Avenue at the SE corner of the site is ongoing. The connection involves reconstruction of a small section of Maryland Avenue in front of the Pittcon warehouse which will be completed within the next two weeks. The final asphalt topping course and striping of roads and parking areas will be completed before the end of the year for the Whole Foods Market parking areas & adjacent roadways. The park adjacent to Route 1 (Gateway Park) is nearing completion. The first section of the 119 townhome lots has been delivered to the townhome builder so that construction can start this fall. Construction of three new commercial buildings (#1, 2 & 4) is well underway with the structural steel in place & exterior façade construction in progress. Tenant fitout work in Building #3, for spaces other than Whole Foods Market, is on-going.

CSX Crossing: The bridge construction requires the closing of the former ERCO plant parking lot between the Rivertech Court cul-de-sac and Lafayette Avenue. This route has been used for years as a “short cut” from Lafayette Avenue to M-Square. This closure will continue until the new bridge is open – estimated to be in the third quarter of 2017.

The bridge builder, Shirley Contracting, will start installation of sediment controls during this period to prepare for the driving of piles and excavation for the bridge foundations. CSX recently pulled their flagmen off the project to address a need on another project. Consequently the pile installation is now anticipated to start sometime during the week of October 24th and will continue for approximately 12 – 14 weeks. Pile driving will generate noise around that area. The construction will be monitored to assure compliance with County work hours and noise regulations. Work on the piles will take place Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Whole Foods Market: Tenant fitout work inside Whole Foods Market started in July. This construction is being managed by Whole Foods Market. They estimate that construction, stocking and employee training will take 9-10 months from the time construction work commences.

Hiker/Biker Trail: The Hiker/Biker Trail has been deeded to MNCPPC’s Department of Parks and Recreation who will manage and maintain the trail. They expect to open the trail for use by the public once they determine that site conditions are suitably safe from dangers associated with the immediately adjacent construction activities.

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 highway (Route 1) will be restricted to 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pile installation work will be Monday – Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Contact Information: For any construction related concerns, please contact Mark Regulinski of Calvin Cafritz Enterprises at 202248-5806 or email at

For Stanley Martin townhome information, please contact Lisa Sullivan at 703/636-9260 or email at

Mechanic and Public Work's Supervisor Kerry (Butch) Hall to retire after 50 years of service
Attachment:  11-927-1476809767.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Andrea Marcavitch
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2016

November 1, 2016 Declared Kerry (Butch) Hall Day in University Park. more

Attachment:  11-749-1476135217.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2016

Riverdale Park Station


Pile Installation for the New CSX Bridge Crossing to Begin the Week of October 17, 2016

Work will soon begin on the installation of piles for the new CSX bridge crossing at Riverdale Park Station. The pile installation work for the bridge is significant and will generate noise around that area. The construction will be monitored to assure compliance with County noise regulations and work hours of 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. The work is scheduled to begin the week of October 17, 2016 and continue for approximately 12-14 weeks.

Shirley Contracting, the builder of the CSX bridge crossing, is currently installing silt fences and is clearing and grubbing the site in preparation of the pile installation. Shirley Contracting began digging the west abutment for the bridge last week with the piles scheduled to arrive this week.

While this will create a temporary inconvenience for area residents, when completed the new bridge will greatly improve mobility in the area.

For any questions, please contact Mark Regulinski of Calvin Cafritz Enterprises at 202-248-5806 or email at

Letter submitted to Prince George's Planning Board concerning Cafritz Secondary Amendment
Attachment:  11-749-1415305538.pdf
Category: Cafritz Blog
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated: 6-Nov-2014
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2014

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
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.

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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