- NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION: Over 800 employees will occupy the building once it is completed in August 2012.
- MARYLAND BOOK EXCHANGE: After listening to arguments from both sides, the District Council took the case under advisement and they have until October 9 to render a vote.
- CAFRITZ PROPERTY at RIVERDALE PARK: The District Council resumed the rezoning case on July 9 and voted 7-2 in favor of the rezoning application. The developer next plans to submit a DSP application and hopes to break ground in 2013.
- BRANCHVILLE PROPERTY SELLS FOR NEARLY $1.3 MILLION: The 1.179 acre property is located to the east of Pizza Hut and AMF College Park Lanes was purchased by Four Thousand Four Branch Avenue LLC.
The District Council approves the Cafritz Plan by a vote of 7-2. College Park Patch reports that despite objections from the the City of College Park and from Councilman Olson to push forward a motion for denial, the vote to approve the zoning change for the Cafritz development was passed 7-2.
The 37-acre plan in Riverdale Park is slated to be the home of the first Whole Foods grocery store in Prince George’s County in addition to 900 units of multi-family housing, a 120-room hotel, and additional office space.