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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 .



Cafritz Construction Schedule for the weeks of July 6, 2015 and July 13, 2015
Attachment:  11-749-1435868820.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2015

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE

Weeks of: July 6, 2015 and July 13, 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 Building #3. Underground utility work to install storm drains and sewers is proceeding in multiple areas on the site. Electrical conduits are complete from Rt.1 to Whole Foods Market. Pepco crews will now begin to install cabling and equipment for permanent power.

Lane Closures:
WSSC (using A&M Concrete Co.) has commenced work on their replacement water main project in the Route 1 right-of-way. This work is not associated with the Riverdale Park Station project.
Work began on 6/15/15 installing the new storm drain outfall pipe from the site to Wells Run. This pipe installation has moved into Route 1 and will take 3-4 more weeks to complete.
Pepco has installed a new pole on the west side of Rt.1 that will be used to supply power to the site. Pepco forces have completed installing underground electric conduits across Route 1 to the property line.

Future Plans:
• Two week 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 Utility installation work.
o Start construction of the Whole Foods Market parking lot.
o Start construction of the pond at the northeast corner of the site.
o Start utility relocation for the construction of the CSX Crossing.

• Two to six month look-ahead –
o Start additional retail buildings.
o Begin widening of Route 1 and construction of on-site roads.
o Start installation of a traffic signal at Van Buren St. & Rt.1.

• 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.


Hyattsville Library Design Presentation
Attachment:  11-749-1435845326.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2015

On June 15, 2015 an overview of the project to redesign the Hyattsville Library was presented at a community meeting. Attached is the presentation shown at that meeting.

Hyattsville Library Design Presentation




Cafritz Construction Schedule for the weeks of June 22, 2015 and June 29, 2015
Attachment:  11-749-1434741954.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2015

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE

Weeks of: June 22, 2015 and June 29, 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 Building #3. Underground utility work to install storm drains, sewers, and electric conduits is proceeding in multiple areas on the site.

Lane Closures:
WSSC (using A&M Concrete Co.) has commenced work on their replacement water main project in the Route 1 right-of-way. This work is not associated with the Riverdale Park Station project. Work began on 6/15/15 installing the new storm drain outfall pipe from the site to Wells Run. This installation will move into Route 1 on 6/22/15 and take 3-4 weeks to complete. Pepco will be installing a new pole on the west side of Rt.1. Pepco forces are currently installing underground electric conduits across Route 1 to provide power to the site.

Future Plans:
• Two week 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 Utility installation work.
o Start construction of the Whole Foods Market parking lot.
o Start construction of the pond at the northeast corner of the site.
o Start utility relocation for the construction of the CSX Crossing.

• Two to six month look-ahead –
o Start additional retail buildings.
o Start installation of a traffic signal at

Van Buren St. & Rt.1.
• 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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    Tree Committee Meeting
    Start Date: 8-Jul-2015
    Start Time: 07:00 PM
    Location: Town Hall


    Ethics Commission Meeting
    Start Date: 9-Jul-2015
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    Location: Town Hall


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    Start Date: 15-Jul-2015
    Start Time: 07:30 PM
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    Start Date: 20-Jul-2015
    Start Time: 07:30 PM
    Location: University Park Elementary School



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