The Town of University Park

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.



Construction Update Notice for the Weeks of September 25, 2017 thru the week of October 2, 2017
Attachment:  11-749-1506105208.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2017

Riverdale Park Station

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE

Weeks of: September 25, 2017 thru the week of October 2, 2017

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 are completing the installation of utility services to each new building. The base paving for the new road construction throughout the site is substantially complete. Construction of the new commercial Buildings #1 & 2 is nearly complete and the tenant fit-out work in these buildings is on-going. Construction of the new commercial Building #4 is well underway and scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Construction of the tot-lot playground at the North end of the Hiker-Biker trail has begun and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Townhomes:
The construction of the 119 townhomes is well underway. The first section of townhomes contains the model units. Construction recently began on the last two buildings of townhomes. It is anticipated they will be completed by the end of the year. Currently, 41 townhomes have been sold.

Gateway Park:
Preparations for the installation of the first artwork in Gateway Park are well underway. We hope to have that installation completed by the third week in October.

CSX Crossing:
The closure of the former ERCO plant parking lot between the Rivertech Court cul-de-sac and Lafayette Avenue will continue until the new bridge is open – estimated to be in the First quarter of 2018.

The bridge builder, Shirley Contracting, continues to build the sidewalks and barrier along the retaining walls and the bridge deck. Construction on the retaining wall system on the east and west abutment has been completed. Earthwork and drainage operations continue adjacent to the former ERCO plant. Grading and curb work has been completed on the east approach to the bridge and will begin this month on the west approach to the bridge. This work will continue through the Third quarter of 2017. The construction will be monitored to assure compliance with County work hours and noise regulations.

Free Daily Shuttle:
Riverdale Park Station features a FREE daily shuttle from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It runs every 15 minutes between Riverdale Park Station, College Park Metro Station and Prince George’s Plaza Metro Station. The shuttle stop is located near the main entrance to the Whole Foods Market. Use it for quick and easy access to work, shopping, recreation and regional transit. Visit www.rpstransit.com/shutte for more details.

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.

Those construction activities include the townhouse construction along the newly constructed extensions of Woodberry Street and Rhode Island Avenue and a new grade separated crossing of the CSX tracks (which will include designated bike lanes). Additionally a new multi-family residential building is slated to start construction in mid-September immediately adjacent to the hiker-biker trail between Woodberry Avenue and Van Buren Street which is expected to take between 18-24 months to complete.

We will soon commence finish asphalt pavement work behind the townhouses along Woodberry Street between the Hiker-Biker trail and 45th Street. Additionally we will soon commence paving the parking area between the future hotel (noted on the plan below as buildings 6A & 6B) and the USPS sorting station. These two paving projects, once completed, will provide a temporary Hiker-Biker pathway through Riverdale Park Station connecting to the existing Hiker-Biker trail to Riverdale Park and College Park and indicated on the site plan below. We expect those paving projects to be completed by the end of September.

Work Hours:
Work activity will be taking place Monday – Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Contact Information:
For any construction related concerns, please contact Mark Regulinski of Calvin Cafritz Enterprises at 202/248-5806 or email at mark@cafritzenterprises.com.
For Stanley Martin townhome information, please contact Brea DePina at 703/939-7039 or email at DePinaBJ@StanleyMartin.com.
Picture Below: Bridge Deck – Looking East
Picture Below: Future Van Buren Street – Looking East


University Park to participate in "Turn the Towns Teal" during the month of September
Attachment:  11-927-1505234141.pdf
Published By: Andrea Marcavitch
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2017

Mayor and Council signed resolution 2017-R-07 to participate in the National campaign to Turn The Towns Teal to create awareness of Ovarian Cancer and its symptoms. During the month of September, volunteers tie ribbons throughout town centers - local stores, places of business and worship, in their neighborhoods and at their own residences, as well as, distribute symptom cards and brochures to educate the public about Ovarian Cancer.


Construction Update Notice for the Weeks of August 11, 2017 thru the week of September 18, 2017
Attachment:  11-749-1505149520.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2017

Riverdale Park Station

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE

Weeks of: September 11, 2017 thru the week of September 18, 2017

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 are completing the installation of utility services to each new building. The base paving for the new road construction throughout the site is substantially complete. Construction of the new commercial Buildings #1 & 2 is nearly complete and the tenant fit-out work in these buildings is on-going. Construction of the new commercial Building #4 is well underway and scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Construction of the tot-lot playground at the North end of the Hiker-Biker trail has begun and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Townhomes:
The construction of the 119 townhomes is well underway. The first section of townhomes contains the model units and has one unit that is currently for sale. The second section of townhomes contains 11 units and they have all been sold and are occupied. The third section of townhomes has 13 units and will be completed this month for August move-in. Construction recently began for the fourth section of townhomes. Currently, 31 townhomes have been sold.

Gateway Park:
Artwork installation south of Van Buren Street will commence this summer pending the final sign-off by the County of that section of Gateway Park.

CSX Crossing:
The closure of the former ERCO plant parking lot between the Rivertech Court cul-de-sac and Lafayette Avenue will continue until the new bridge is open – estimated to be in the First quarter of 2018.
The bridge builder, Shirley Contracting, continues to build the sidewalks and barrier along the retaining walls and the bridge deck. Construction on the retaining wall system on the east and west abutment has been completed. Earthwork and drainage operations continue adjacent to the former ERCO plant. Grading and curb work has been completed on the east approach to the bridge and will begin this month on the west approach to the bridge. This work will continue through the Third quarter of 2017. The construction will be monitored to assure compliance with County work hours and noise regulations.

Free Daily Shuttle:
Riverdale Park Station features a FREE daily shuttle from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It runs every 15 minutes between Riverdale Park Station, College Park Metro Station and Prince George’s Plaza Metro Station. The shuttle stop is located near the main entrance to the Whole Foods Market. Use it for quick and easy access to work, shopping, recreation and regional transit. Visit www.rpstransit.com/shutte for more details.

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. Those construction activities include the townhouse construction along the newly constructed extensions of Woodberry Street and Rhode Island Avenue and a new grade separated crossing of the CSX tracks (which will include designated bike lanes).
Additionally a new multi-family residential building is slated to start construction in mid-September immediately adjacent to the hiker-biker trail between Woodberry Avenue and Van Buren Street which is expected to take between 18-24 months to complete.
It is our hope with the completion of the townhouses and the commercial buildings on the western half of the boundary later this summer, we will be able to create a temporary hiker-biker route through Riverdale Park Station which circumvents the other ongoing construction work initially connecting the hike-biker trail north of Riverdale Park Station in the City of College Park to the Whole Foods Store and subsequently to the recently paved section south of Riverdale Park Station.

Work Hours:
Work activity will be taking place Monday – Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Contact Information:
For any construction related concerns, please contact Mark Regulinski of Calvin Cafritz Enterprises at 202/248-5806 or email at mark@cafritzenterprises.com.
For Stanley Martin townhome information, please contact Brea DePina at 703/939-7039 or email at DePinaBJ@StanleyMartin.com.
Picture: Sidewalk Install – Looking North (9-7-17)

Picture: Unfinished Bridge Parapet – Looking East (9-8-17)
Picture: Burton’s Patio Progress
Picture: Playground Progress



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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Policy, Rules and Municipal Structure Committee Meeting
Start Date: 27-Sep-2017
Start Time: 07:30 PM
Location: Town Hall


Town Council Meeting
Start Date: 2-Oct-2017
Start Time: 07:30 PM
Location: University Park Elementary School


Holiday-Yard Waste RESCHEDULED to WEDNESDAY, Oct 11th
Start Date: 9-Oct-2017


Yard Waste
Start Date: 11-Oct-2017


Town Council Meeting
Start Date: 16-Oct-2017
Start Time: 07:30 PM
Location: University Park Elementary School



 Agenda 2017/09/27 Policy, Rules and Municipal Structure Committee Meeting


 Council Minutes 2017/09/11 Approved


 Minutes 2017/08/15 Helping Hands University Park


 Agenda 2017/09/19 Helping Hands Univeristy Park Committee Meeting


 Town Council Meeting Agenda 2017/09/18