Is the Sun Finally Rising on East Campus?

The on-again/off-again East Campus project that was stalled after the original developer pulled out is heating up again. The Diamondback reported on Thursday that plans for phase I of the East Campus project are being released. The City Council recently voted gave the approval for $3.3 million in state funds to be released to the … Continue reading Is the Sun Finally Rising on East Campus?

Graduate Housing in East Campus: We’re Glad we were Wrong!

We’re happy to report an important error in our post on the Nov. 30 East Campus Forum. Although discussions at the meeting suggested that graduate housing was no longer a priority for East Campus, we have since learned that graduate housing remains a central component of the project. Ann Wylie, UMD’s Vice President for Administrative … Continue reading Graduate Housing in East Campus: We’re Glad we were Wrong!

East Campus Public Forum Builds Hype, Leaves Questions

Around 150 people filled the bleachers in Ritchie Coliseum on Tuesday night to learn about what the Cordish Companies and the Design Collective (C-DC) plan to do with East Campus. There was a mix of anticipation and weariness, as many in the audience were veterans of the ultimately aborted East Campus planning process led by … Continue reading East Campus Public Forum Builds Hype, Leaves Questions

Cordish Companies to Host Public Forum on East Campus

The new developer of the proposed East Campus mixed-use development project will host a public forum to solicit citizen input and ideas on Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00 PM in the Ritchie Coliseum. This is a great opportunity to weigh-in on a project that will change the face of College Park. In July, the University … Continue reading Cordish Companies to Host Public Forum on East Campus

University Chooses the Cordish Company to Develop East Campus

On Friday July 23, 2010, the University of Maryland announced it had begun exclusive negotiations with The Cordish Company to develop the East Campus site.   The negotiations are expected to lead to a formal partnership with the Cordish Company becoming the project’s master developer. Read more about this story at: http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/uniini/release.cfm?ArticleID=2204. For more information … Continue reading University Chooses the Cordish Company to Develop East Campus

UMD Forges Ahead With East Campus – Begins to Court New Developers

UMD issued a new phased East Campus Request for Proposal (RFP) Wednesday and will select a developer for Phase I of the project by the end of July. With $5 million in hand to begin relocating their facilities on East Campus to the former Washington Post plant, UMD appears to be forging ahead with a … Continue reading UMD Forges Ahead With East Campus – Begins to Court New Developers

Making East Campus A Beast Campus

GUEST POST by Rachel Hare UMD for Clean Energy Since developer Foulger-Pratt pulled out of plans for the University of Maryland’s East Campus Development project last fall, the entire endeavor has been thrown into uncertainty.  The university has reconsidered the project’s design, the timeline, and even toyed with the idea of postponing or abandoning the … Continue reading Making East Campus A Beast Campus

University Spends $12M on Washington Post Plant for East Campus Relocation

The University announced today that they plan to purchase the abandoned Washington Post site for $12 Million with the intention to use the site to house facilities currently on the East Campus site.  This is a clear victory for those who were opposed to using the Wooded Hillock site  for relocation as was previously recommended. … Continue reading University Spends $12M on Washington Post Plant for East Campus Relocation

Funding Problems for East Campus

The Diamondback is reporting that the Maryland General Assembly is wavering on committing relocation money for East Campus in the wake of FP-Argo pulling out of the project.  (See East Campus Gets Its Own Stimulus Package for background information) State Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D-Anne Arundel and Prince George’s) said the university will face a tough … Continue reading Funding Problems for East Campus