Monday, February 4, 2013
The District 3 councilmember addressed several key development topics Monday at Plato's Diner.
East Campus, transit-oriented metro development, and the Cafritz project were all hot topics at Monday morning's coffee chat with Prince George's County Councilmember Eric Olson’s (District 3), held at Plato’s Diner in College Park. East Campus The construction of the development know as East Campus—a 39-acre parcel of land located at Paint Branch Parkway and Route 1—has once again been put on hold. The site was conceived to be a town center for students, including graduate student housing and a grocery store. The University of Maryland’s first shot at developing the property fell through in 2009, and recent efforts to build the property out in two phases have been delayed. “For the time being, they are pulling back,” said Olson, who …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The building will house the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Several new ordinances were also introduced at Monday's meeting.
The Riverdale Park mayor and town council met Monday night for their regular March legislative session. The packed agenda included the introduction of new legislation, the passage of several resolutions, and detailed mayor, ward, and committee reports. Here's a summary of what you may have missed: Key vote delayed Legislative approvals Legislation introduced Mayor’s report Town administrator’s report Police department/code enforcement report Public works report Ward and committee reports
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Changes to the detailed site plan include a larger pedestrian plaza and additional bicycle amenities.
Monday, February 6, 2012
A revised site plan for M Square and possible revisions to the town's ethics ordinance.
The Riverdale Park Mayor and Town Council are set to hold a legislative session tonight (Monday) at 8 p.m. at Town Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda:
Friday, September 2, 2011
The development that will become the home of UMd. and other private businesses' office space, is up for vote in Riverdale Park.
Riverdale Park's council are set to vote on another large development in town Tuesday when they meet for their legislative session. The 2 million square-foot M Square development could become an office park that spans two towns - Riverdale Park and College Park - if the District Council votes in favor of the project. But first, Riverdale Park must vote on whether or not it'll approve the project. They can also decide to add conditions for their approval, which would later be considered by the county before their vote. In June, the town's hired planner, Claire Sale, recommended a few changes to M Square's design, which included pedestrian- and bike-friendly amenities, access to the MARC train station and UMd. Shuttle and to create more of a…
Monday, June 6, 2011
The developers presented their plans to Riverdale Park's mayor and council on May 31.
Riverdale Park's mayor and council got a peek into the detailed site plan Tuesday, when representatives with the M Square development on River Road presented the plan to them. Claire Sale, a consultant hired by the town to review its interests, gave recommendations on what should be changed in the plan to accommodate Riverdale Park's idea for development on the property. M Square will be a two million square-foot research facility on 130 acres that spans across Riverdale Park and College Park. It's affiliated with the University of Maryland, however, private companies with ties to the university can use the space as well. The USDA and NOAA own parts of the property alongside the facility and are developed or are in the process of building…
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The mayor and council met for their May worksession.
Riverdale Park's mayor and council, including the council elect, met Tuesday evening for their May worksession. The agenda was long and included a number of topics which needed discussion prior to action. Look for detailed stories on these items in coming days.