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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 June 20, 2016 and June 27, 2016
Attachment:  11-749-1466190367.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2016

Riverdale Park Station

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE

Weeks of: June 20, 2016 thru the week of June 27, 2016

What to Expect On-Site the Next Two Weeks:
During the next two weeks the General Contractor, L.F. Jennings, will continue site construction including underground utility work to install storm drainage, water & sewer mains, electric & communication conduits and site lighting in multiple areas on the site. Washington Gas Light (WGL), Verizon, Comcast, WSSC and Pepco will bring utility services to each new building.

Installation of curb & gutter and base asphalt paving west of 46th Street is done. New road construction is ongoing for the remaining streets east of 46th Street to connect to Maryland Avenue. The traffic signal at Van Buren Street and Route 1 is the property of the State and will most likely be placed into operation just prior to Riverdale Park Station opening. The final asphalt topping course and striping of roads and parking areas will be completed at a later date.

Trees, shrubs and sod have been planted around Whole Foods Market and Gateway Park. Irrigation piping is operational in these areas. Street lights have also been installed in these areas. The metal grating that constitutes part of the pedestrian walkways in Gateway Park will be installed by the end of June.

Construction of a new sediment basin in the SE corner of the site is almost done. Bio-soil storm water retention devices are being installed throughout the site as required.

The final clearing of the site has been performed and all lots are being placed at their final elevation. Fine grading for 119 townhome lots is ongoing so the townhome builder can start construction of these units this summer.

Building permits have been issued for three new commercial buildings and the Contractor has started their construction just north of Whole Foods Market.

CSX Crossing:
Work has started on the much awaited new CSX crossing at Riverdale Park Station. The bridge construction work is significant and required the closing of the former ERCO plant parking lot between the Rivertech Court cul-de-sac and Lafayette Avenue. While this route has been used for years as a “short cut” from Lafayette Avenue to M-Square, some vehicles are going around the barriers only to find parts of the road removed. As a reminder, all vehicles should honor the signs noting closure of the road. This closure will continue until the new bridge is open – estimated to be in the third quarter of 2017.

The initial construction activities include the relocation of existing electrical, communication and gas utilities that run parallel to the CSX tracks. The gas line and electrical relocation is completed. Utility relocations are necessary for the construction of the new bridge over the CSX railroad tracks. Verizon wire relocation remains to be done and, now that the Verizon strike is over, this work can be scheduled.

Future Plans:
 Two week to two month look-ahead –
o Start a residential/parking building.
o Start interior fit-out of Whole Foods.
 Two to six month look-ahead –
o Opening of Gateway Park buffer area along Rt. 1.

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.

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


Mosquito Control Program Update
Attachment:  11-1421-1465935448.jpg
Category: Town News
Published By: Leor Newman
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2016

Last night (Monday June 13th) many community members gathered at UP Elementary School to hear Jeannine Dorothy, Entomologist with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) speak about mosquitoes, the potential health hazards they carry, and what can be done to reduce their population in our backyards and town.

If you were not able to attend, Ms. Dorothy's presentation as well as the UP Mosquito Control Program Booklet are now available online under the brand NEW Mosquito Control tab above!


Cafritz Construction Schedule for the weeks of June 6, 2016 and June 13, 2016
Attachment:  11-749-1464970541.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2016

Riverdale Park Station

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE

Weeks of: June 6, 2016 thru the week of June 13, 2016

What to Expect On-Site the Next Two Weeks:
During the next two weeks the General Contractor, L.F. Jennings, will continue site construction including underground utility work to install storm drains, water mains, electric conduits and site lighting in multiple areas on the site. Washington Gas Light (WGL), Verizon, Comcast and Pepco will bring utility services to each new building.

Installation of curb and gutter around the entire west side of the site is nearing completion. Installation on the base course for the new roads will closely follow the curb and gutter. The milling and resurfacing of Route 1, in front of the site, has been completed. The traffic signal at Van Buren Street and Route 1 is the property of the State and will most likely be placed into operation just prior to Riverdale Park Station opening. The parking lot in front of the Whole Foods Market has been paved with pervious asphalt and the first course of paving around the Whole Foods Market has been completed. The final asphalt topping course and striping will be completed later.

Trees and shrubs have been planted in the Whole Foods Market parking lot islands. Landscape plantings and sod placement in Gateway Park is well underway. Bio-soil storm water retention devices are being installed throughout the site as required. The metal grating that constitutes part of the pedestrian walkways in Gateway Park will be installed by the end of June.
The construction of a large permanent storm water management pond in the NE corner of the site is complete. The rip-rap channel exiting the pond outfall to the culvert under CSX tracks is also finished. Construction of a new sediment basin in the SE corner of the site has begun.
The final clearing of the site has been performed and all lots are being placed at their final elevation. Fine grading for 119 townhome lots is ongoing so the townhome builder can start construction of these units this summer.

Building permits have been issued for three new commercial buildings and the Contractor has started their construction just north of Whole Foods Market.

CSX Crossing:
Work has started on the much awaited new CSX crossing at Riverdale Park Station. The bridge construction work is significant and required the closing of the former ERCO plant parking lot between the Rivertech Court cul-de-sac and Lafayette Avenue. While this route has been used for years as a “short cut” from Lafayette Avenue to M-Square, some vehicles are going around the barriers only to find parts of the road removed. As a reminder, all vehicles should honor the signs noting closure of the road. This closure will continue until the new bridge is open – estimated to be in the second quarter of 2017.

The initial construction activities include the relocation of existing electrical, communication and gas utilities that run parallel to the CSX tracks. The gas line and electrical relocation is completed. Utility relocations are necessary for the construction of the new bridge over the CSX railroad tracks. Verizon wire relocation remains to be done and, now that the Verizon strike is over, this work can be scheduled.

Lane Closures:
Periodic lane closures in Route 1 will soon be required to complete to the striping of the newly resurfaced road.

Future Plans:
Two week to two month look-ahead –
o Start a residential/parking building.
o Start interior fit-out of Whole Foods.
 Two to six month look-ahead –
o Opening of Gateway Park buffer area along Rt. 1.

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.

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



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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    Town Hall is closed and the Shuttle Bus will not be operating in Observance of Independence Day
    Start Date: 4-Jul-2016


    Holiday-Yard Waste RESCHEDULED to WEDNESDAY, July 6th
    Start Date: 4-Jul-2016


    Town Council Meeting
    Start Date: 11-Jul-2016
    Start Time: 07:30 PM
    Location: University Park Elementary School


    Yard Waste
    Start Date: 11-Jul-2016


    Tree Committee Meeting
    Start Date: 13-Jul-2016
    Start Time: 07:00 PM
    Location: Town Hall



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