Mazza Grandmarc NOW OPEN

The long awaited opening of the Mazza Grandmarc took place today as the first graduate students were allowed to move in.  The primary move in date for non graduate students will be August 22nd.  I spoke with the on site manager who told me the Mazza is now around 45% full (it was under 10% … Continue reading Mazza Grandmarc NOW OPEN

Mazza Tour Recap

About 15 people turned out Monday for the RTCP-sponsored tour of the nearly complete 630-bed Mazza GrandMarc graduate student housing community in northern College Park. Half of the City Council was in attendance along with interested community members and the press. Each got the opportunity to tour the complex’s different unit configurations (1-4 bedrooms), check … Continue reading Mazza Tour Recap

RTCP Sponsored Mazza GrandMarc “Hard Hat Tour” May 17th

Rethink College Park is extremely pleased to announce that it’s sponsoring a “hardhat tour” of the nearly complete Mazza GrandMarc Student housing project in North College Park. Ten years in the making, Mazza’s final approval was the subject of a protracted battle between student leaders, Rethink College Park and County Councilman Tom Dernoga in 2007. … Continue reading RTCP Sponsored Mazza GrandMarc “Hard Hat Tour” May 17th

Glorious: Mazza Grandmarc Begins Leasing for Fall 2010

When I saw it, I could hardly believe my eyes.  Seven links down on a basic Google search for “Mazza Granmarc” there it was staring back at me from across cyberspace: the leasing website for the first purely private student housing project to open in College Park in five years. It’ll be the only (private) … Continue reading Glorious: Mazza Grandmarc Begins Leasing for Fall 2010

More Dernoga (More Mazza)

RTCP has a column running in today’s Gazette: > Dernoga’s ‘misjudgement’ hindering Route 1 The letter is in response to the County Councilman’s August 16th letter, which in turn was a response to GSG President Laura Moore’s August 2nd letter. by David Daddio: I was disappointed to read [Prince George’s] County Councilman Thomas Dernoga’s condescending … Continue reading More Dernoga (More Mazza)

Dernoga yields, Mazza to go forward

We’ve written enough about this project. What had to be said was said. Now it’s finally time for the shovels to hit the dirt and for some concrete economic development to finally come to College Park (ETA – Fall 2009). The details aren’t clear yet, but the word is that Councilman Dernoga has finally given in … Continue reading Dernoga yields, Mazza to go forward

Mazza Apparently Dead (AMMENDMENTS ADDED)

It appears that County Councilman Tom Dernoga has Killed the 660 graduate bed Mazza Grandmarc. The conditions he put on the project’s approval today will likely not go over well with Mazza’s investors. Chief among these conditons are: Requiring LEED standards in the 11th hour KICKER: Requiring a site plan approval for the two commercial parcels … Continue reading Mazza Apparently Dead (AMMENDMENTS ADDED)

Mazza Brinksmanship Coming to an End?

The 60 day waiting period is almost up and the PG County Council is set to vote Monday on the approval of the Mazza Grandmarc – a 660 bed (largely graduate) student housing complex in northern College Park. The project has been stalled since May 2006 because Councilman Tom Dernoga “pulled it” for review. When … Continue reading Mazza Brinksmanship Coming to an End?

Mazza Saga Continues

“Unbelievable” is the only way to describe the scene at the County Council chambers this morning in Upper Marlboro. The developer of the proposed 630 bed graduate student housing project Mazza Grandmarc (LOCATION) finally came before the Council almost a year after Councilmen Dernoga “called up” the project for review. They poured over the Detailed … Continue reading Mazza Saga Continues