The Maryland Board of Public Works approved the $80 million for Oakland Hall on Wednesday. Construction is scheduled to start August 2009 and be completed by April 2011. Some of us at RTCP have wondered why Foulger-Pratt/Argo Investments (the developer of East Campus) is not paying for this new dorm since it is slated to replace the beds lost from Leonardtown.
On Tuesday the College Park City Council approved a preliminary plan for expanding University View to include the 13-story building called the Freshman Connection. On the bright side this expansion will cover the hideous parking garage currently fronting University View.