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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 DECEMBER 1, AND DECEMBER 8, 2014
Attachment:  11-749-1417022506.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2014

Riverdale Park Station
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE

Weeks of: December 1, 2014 and December 8, 2014

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. This will include work along the Route 1 buffer area.
The installation of the retaining walls along both the Northern & Southern property lines will continue. Driving of the steel piles for the retaining walls along the North side of the site has been completed. Lagging work is ongoing.

Rte. 1:
The storm water outfall piping work in Rte. 1 will commence soon – no work will be taking place on this within University Park roads before a permit is issued and notice provided to the neighborhood.

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:
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 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 water pipe. The work plan has been approved by the State and all safety measures required by the State will be implemented.

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

• Two to six month look-ahead –
- Start additional retail buildings
- Start installation of a traffic signal at Van Buren St. & Rt.1
- Advance actual construction of the CSX Crossing
- Advance construction of the Hiker/Biker Trail

• Six to twelve month look-ahead –
- Start interior fit-out of Whole Foods
- Finish widening of widening of Route 1
- 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 road will be restricted to 9:00am to 3:00pm during weekdays.

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.


Route 1 University Communities Meeting
Attachment:  11-749-1417019070.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2014

What: Route 1 University Communities Meeting
When: December 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: College Park City Hall

Agenda:
1. Introductions
2. Background and Purpose of Meeting
3. Discussion of Development and Traffic Along Route 1, with presentations from:
a. Prince George's County Planning Department
b. State Highway Administration
c. College Park Planning Department
d. College Park City-University Partnership
e. University of Maryland
4. Open discussion
5. Topics and schedule for future meetings
6. Adjournment

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

Agenda attached.


CAFRITZ CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, AND NOVEMBER 24, 2014
Attachment:  11-749-1416002067.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2014

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE

Weeks of: November 17, 2014 and November 24, 2014

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 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 continue. Driving of the steel piles for the retaining walls along the North side of the site has been completed.

Rte. 1:
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission(WSSC) will be working in Rte. 1. Traffic signal work will also be occurring in Rte. 1 at Van Buren Street. The storm water outfall piping work in Rte. 1 will commence soon – no work will be taking place on this within University Park roads before a permit is issued and notice provided to the neighborhood.

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 has 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:
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 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 water pipe. The work plan has been approved by the State and all safety measures required by the State will be implemented.

Future Plans:
• One to two month look-ahead –
- Continue all of the above work but start an additional building to provide new retail to the area.
- Start utility infrastructure throughout the east side of the site
- Two to six month look-ahead –
- Start additional retail buildings
- Advance actual construction of the CSX Crossing
- Advance construction of the Hiker/Biker Trail
- Six to twelve month look-ahead –
- Start interior fit-out of Whole Foods
- Finish widening of widening of Route 1
- Opening of Gateway Park

• Final product –
- 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.

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.

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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    Start Date: 28-Nov-2014


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    Start Date: 29-Nov-2014


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    Start Date: 1-Dec-2014
    Start Time: 07:30 PM
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    Start Date: 3-Dec-2014
    Start Time: 07:00 PM


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    Start Date: 3-Dec-2014



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