Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The town council will review the Detailed Site Plans for the proposed Cafritz development.
The University Park Town Council is holding a special session Wednesday night to review and consider the Detailed Site Plan for the proposed development. According to the agenda, the council will review and vote on each condition of the DSP separately. They will also vote on language for a letter of that University Park Mayor John Tabori will read before the Prince George's County Planning Board on Thursday during the hearing on the Cafritz property DSP. Riverdale Park voted in a special session on Saturday to approve the DSP with conditions. College Park voted to disapprove the DSP during its council meeting last week. Wednesday's meeting beings at 7:30 p.m. and is being held in the library of University Park Elementary School. The …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Members recommended, 5-2-1, that county officials reject the developer's preliminary plan of subdivision.
The College Park City Council voted 5-2-1 Tuesday night to oppose the preliminary plan of subdivision put forward by the Cafritz development team. By doing so, the council joined the University Park Town Council in asking the Prince George's County Planning Board to reject the plan—the next major hurdle in the proposed development of the Cafritz property. In Riverdale Park, where the 37-acre mixed-used project would be located, council members voted 3-0 Saturday to recommend passage of the preliminary plan. Councilmember Stephanie Stullich (Dist. 3), who introduced Tuesday's motion calling for disapproval, cited a range of reasons for her opposition, including: "Critical information was not provided to us or others in this process in the …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Riverdale Park Town Council discussing their approval of the Cafritz development preliminary plan.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Cafritz is back on the agenda at the University Park Town Council meeting.
The Cafritz project returns before the University Park Town Council tonight. Members of the town council will be considering a budget amendment accepting and appropriating $48,700 from the Cafritz developers to fund a traffic study to investigate the impact of the development. They'll also be getting an update on the development review process. According to Larry Taub, lead attorney for Cafritz Tract LLC, within the next two weeks, the company plans to file the preliminary plan of subdivision for approval by the Prince George's County Planning Board. Last week, members of the town council were introduced to the new legal and project management team which will be guiding the development project through its final stages. Mark Regulinski, …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mayor, town council call for reforms and greater oversight after confusion over authorship of letters of support for controversial development.
Following a town council meeting earlier this month which left some of University Park's elected officials feeling as if they had been deceived, town leaders had harsh words for the legal team representing the company which wants to redevelop the Cafritz property. "I am not comfortable with what happened," said Mayor John Tabori during last night's University Park Town Council meeting. "I will probably never be comfortable with it." Drafty Documents This latest round in the ongoing Cafritz saga began two weeks ago, when University Park's town council members prepared to review a preliminary plan of subdivision up for consideration at a special session on Jan. 14. In the hours before that meeting, the Cafritz developers, Calvert Tract, LLC…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Both bodies are set to hold meetings Monday evening.
Below are the agendas for Monday night's meetings of the University Park Town Council and Riverdale Park Town Council. UNIVERSITY PARK COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 p.m., University Park Elementary School 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 5. PUBLIC COMMENT 6. PERMITS 7. DEPARTMENT AND COUNCIL REPORTS 8. CONTINUING BUSINESS 9. NEW BUSINESS 10. ADJOURNMENT RIVERDALE PARK COUNCIL LEGISLATIVE MEETING 8:00 p.m., Riverdale Park Town Hall Reports: Items for discussion & possible action: Other business:
Monday, August 27, 2012
Members will monitor the progress of the planned 36-acre development.
University Park's Cafritz Oversight & Monitoring Committee is set to hold its first meeting tonight (Monday) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at University Park Elementary School. The newly-formed body is charged with tracking the progress of the Cafritz development, which won a key zoning approval in July from the Prince George's County District Council. Earlier this month, the town council unanimously appointed councilmembers Roy Alvarez, Len Carey, Michael Cron, and Arlene Christiansen plus University Park resident Linda Verrill to the committee. One vacancy still remains. The Cafritz plan calls for some 900 units of housing, a 35,000-square-foot Whole Foods, a 120-room hotel, and additional office and retail space to be built on a 36-acre directly …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
During Monday night's University Park Town Council meeting, members discussed several major issues affecting the town.
The University Park Town Council met Monday night for its regularly scheduled meeting. Members discussed a range of issues, including how that day's vote on the Cafritz project would affect the town, a mosquito problem, and the continuing efforts of the Department of Public Works to clean up the town after the recent storm. Below is a summary of key events: Department of Public Works report Mickey Beall, the director of the public works department, updated the town on storm cleanup efforts. There are currently trees blocking the sidewalk on Adelphi Road, two on the 6700 block north of Beechwood Road and one north of Underwood Street. Beall says these are considered county trees and his department has been unable to assist in their …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Both bodies are set to hold meetings Monday evening.
Below are the agendas for Monday night's meetings of the University Park Town Council and Riverdale Park Town Council. UNIVERSITY PARK COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 p.m., Riverdale Presbyterian Church 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA 4. PUBLIC COMMENT 5. SWEARING IN 6. PERMITS 7. CONSENT AGENDA 8. DEPARTMENT REPORTS 9. CONTINUING BUSINESS 10. NEW BUSINESS 11. PUBLIC HEARING AND COUNCIL DISCUSSION 12. ADJOURNMENT RIVERDALE PARK COUNCIL WORKSESSION 8:00 p.m., Riverdale Park Town Hall Reports: Worksession discussion items: Other business:
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Public Works Director Mickey Beall says road work is going well across town.
The University Park Town Council approved extending the kitchen waste compost pilot program and several other STEP-UP initiatives Monday night. An executive session delayed the public meeting by one hour, which meant the council was not able to get to all agenda items. Below is a summary of key developments and discussion points. Public comment • Two Elizabeth Seton High School students—Erica Jackson, 18, and Shannon Hayden, 17—requested the town council install a stop sign at the end of 40th Avenue and College Heights Drive. Jackson said it’s difficult for her to drive near the intersection and that a stop sign would slow traffic in the area. Permits • The council quickly and unanimously approved a permit for the construction of a 15-by-…