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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 .

Town Council will hold a Special Session on April 2 re: storm water management along Wells Run
Attachment:  11-749-1427136907.pdf
Category: Council News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2015

The Town Council will hold a Special Session on April 2 at 7:30pm at University Park Elementary School. Mr. De Guzman, DPIE, will give a presentation on storm water management along Wells Run to the Riverdale Park Station site (Cafritz) in Riverdale Park.

Following the presentation on this project, Mr. Brian Davila, Charles P. Johnson and Associates Consulting Engineer, consultant to the Town of University Park, will present the Town with an evaluation of this project.

Materials for this meeting are posted here... on the Town web site. These meeting materials are labeled Wells Run materials: they are posted under Documents/Town Documents.

Agenda for the Special Session is attached.

The Ethics Commission Meeting
Attachment:  11-749-1426271357.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2015

Ethics Commission

Saturday, March 14, 2015
8:30 AM
Conference Room
University Park Town Hall
6724 Baltimore Avenue

I. Identify, assemble, and briefly review all relevant documents, including the Town of University Park Legislative Resolution 11-0-15 (“to repeal and re-enact Chapter 12, “Public Ethics”, of the Code of the Town of University Park, and bring it into conformance with State law….”), the 2014 Maryland Public Ethics statute, and the Town of University Park Financial Disclosure Statement

II. Determine relevant issues to be addressed

III. Decide who will address the relevant issues, generally how they will be addressed, and the time frame for addressing them

IV. Establish dates for subsequent meetings and actions

V. Adjourn

This meeting is open; the public is welcome to attend.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Town by Friday, March 13 at 5 pm by contacting the Town office at 301-927-4262.

Agenda attached.

Attachment:  11-749-1426259699.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2015


Weeks of: March 16, 2015 and March 23, 2015
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 removal and haul-off of excess soil and rubble. The installation of the retaining wall along the Northern property line will continue.

Lane Closures:
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 and on weekends through March (weather permitting). The three lanes of Route 1 (two northbound lanes and the center turn lane) will be closed periodically between the hours of 9am to 3pm to allow for the installation of the storm water pipe. Traffic will be diverted to a single southbound lane and a single northbound lane utilizes the lanes on the far west side of Route 1. The work plan has been approved by the State and all safety measures required by the State will be implemented. Conflicts with existing utilities located in Route 1 have temporarily stopped the progress of this storm drain work while a revised plan is approved.

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 east side of the site

• Two to six month look-ahead –
o Start additional retail buildings
o Start installation of a traffic signal at
Van Buren St. & Rt.1
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 Route 1
o Opening of Gateway Park

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 will be restricted to 9:00am to 3:00pm.

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.

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 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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     Wells Run materials: County Presentation Exhibts 1-4

     Wells Run materials: Intermunicipal MOU December 6, 2010

     Wells Run materials: 9 Pond Site Report by LSA

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