Economic Development Update

* INDICATES UPDATED PROJECT INFORMATION

PLANS FILED (3)

BAYWOOD HOTEL REDEVELOPMENT

DSP-10005

Status:               Pre-application notice sent January 28, 2010.

Location:          9137 Baltimore Avenue

Developer:      Baywood Hotels

Description:    Replacement of the existing Howard Johnsons and Days Inn hotels with a Springhill Suites and a Homewood Suites.  Applicant is also proposing to construct approximately 8,835 square feet of commercial office and retail space on the property.

MAZZA GRANDMARC ROUTE 1 COMMERCIAL*

DSP-04049-01

Status:              The applicant appeared before the Zoning Hearing Examiner on March10, 2010 to amend two conditions associated with DSP-04049, which were recommended for approval. The District Council took the case under advisement on June 21, 2010.

Location:         9524 and 9528 Baltimore Avenue

Developer:      PPC / CHP Maryland Limited Partnership

Description:    Construction of approximately 10,000 square feet of retail commercial space.

M SQUARE, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND RESEARCH PARK*

DSP-09028

Status:              The applicant’s Detailed Site Plan has been accepted, but a Planning Board hearing has not been scheduled.

Location:         4400, 4500, and 4600 River Road, College Park, MD

Developer:      Mannekin/COPT

Description:    Development of three 5-story, 150,000 square foot, buildings for general office and research use, surface parking lots, and a three level parking garage.

PLANS APPROVED (5)

COLLEGE PARK MOTEL/GARDEN SUITES

DSP-05005

Status:              The District Council reviewed the Garden Suites’ Detailed Site Plan on July 9th 2007 and adopted an order affirming (with additional conditions) Planning Board’s earlier approval of the Site Plan.

Location:         8419 Baltimore Avenue

Developer:      Vasu, LLC

Description:   50- room hotel with extended stay suite facilities.

DOMAIN AT COLLEGE PARK*

Conceptual Site Plan CSP-09002

Preliminary Plan 4-09039

Status:            The Planning Board reviewed and approved Domain’s Conceptual Site Plan and Preliminary Plan with conditions.  The developer of Domain will be submitting a Detailed Site Plan in the near future.

Location:       7720 Mowatt Lane (SW corner of the Campus Drive and Mowatt Lane intersection)

Developer:    Hanover Company

Description:  Mixed-use residential with 258 multi-family units and 11,400 square feet of retail.

MOSAIC AT TURTLE CREEK*

DSP-080001

Status:           Mosaic’s Detailed Site Plan was approved by the Planning Board on October 30, 2008.  An amendment to reduce the number of parking spaces provided has been filed.

Location:       Approximately 800 feet SW of the Campus Drive and Mowatt Lane intersection

Developer:    Owner Entity Fund II, LLC

Description:  Multi-family residential containing 300 housing units.

Other Info:     The developer proposes to develop intergenerational housing based on a concept that builds on the strong attraction that alumni have to their alma mater.

TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT*

DSP-06018

Status:            The District Council reviewed the Detailed Site Plan on January 12, 2009 and remanded it to the Planning Board.  Baywood hopes to be able to re-submit their project to the Planning Board in the fall.

Location:       9620 and 9624 Baltimore Avenue

Developer:     Baywood Hotels

Description:  75- room extended stay hotel.

UNIVERSITY VIEW VILLAGE/ 8320-8400 BALTIMORE AVENUE

DSP-08080

Status:           Planning Board approved the University View Village Detailed Site Plan with conditions on May 21, 2009. Clark has not announced plans to proceed with construction.

Location:       8320-8400 Baltimore Avenue

Developer:    Clark Construction

Description: University View project will develop 272 units (992 beds)  and 18,960 square feet of ground floor retail.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION/ RECENTLY COMPLETED (5)

DOWNTOWN PARKING GARAGE AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT*

DSP-07040

Status:          The downtown parking garage opened in August 2009.  The Ledo Restaurant signed a lease for the ground floor retail space and expects to be open for business August 2010.

Location:       Knox Road and Yale Avenue

Developer:    City of College Park

Description: Structured parking with 300 spaces and 5,800 square feet of ground floor retail.

MAZZA GRANDMARC APARTMENTS*

DSP-04049

Status:             The developer broke ground in November 2008.  Construction is nearing completion and leasing has begun.  Mazza is applying for its use and occupancy permits to open in August.

Location:        9524 and 9528 Baltimore Avenue

Developer:     Collegiate Hall Properties

Description:  231 units (630 beds) of under-graduate and graduate student housing.

STARVIEW PLAZA

DSP-4-04078

Status:             The Starview project received approval from the Planning Board to add an additional 30 housing units and to use a two part phasing development strategy.

Location:        8700 Baltimore Avenue

Developer:     Starview Plaza, LLC

Description:   Mixed use; commercial and residential; 177 units (662 beds) of student housing, 9,487 square feet of ground floor retail, and a 355 space parking garage.

UNIVERSITY VIEW II (UNIVERSITY OVERLOOK)*

DSP-2027-3

Status:            Clark Construction has completed construction and is now leasing.

Location:       8300 Baltimore Avenue

Developer:    Clark Construction

Description: Multi-family residential; 154 units (516 beds) of student housing and 11,600 square feet of ground floor retail.

THE VARSITY*

DSP-07062

Status:             The developers broke ground in January 2010 and demolished several existing structures on the site. The project is expected to be completed for leasing by the fall 2011 semester.  Looney’s Pub will occupy a portion of the ground floor retail.

Location:        8150 Baltimore Avenue

Developer:     College Park Gateway Properties/ Potomac Holdings

Description:  Mixed- use residential with 258 units (901 beds) of student housing and 20,019 square feet of ground floor retail.

PLANNED PROJECTS (2)

COLLEGE PARK KNOLL

Status:             The project’s developer is planning to submit a Detailed Site Plan.

Location:        9078 Baltimore Avenue (former College Perk Coffee House Site)

Developer:     Daria Land Group

Description:   50-80 units of market rate or graduate student housing apartments.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EAST CAMPUS*

Status:             University of Maryland issued an RFP for a master developer for East Campus and expects to make a selection by the end of July.

Location:        SE corner of the US1 /Baltimore Ave intersection with Paint Branch Parkway at the main entrance to the University of Maryland.

Developer:     To Be Determined

Description:  The University hopes to build a 500- seat music hall run by the Birchmere, market rate and graduate student housing over 100,000 square feet of retail, and a conference hotel.  Included in the 100,000 square feet of retail will be a grocery store.   The first phase will occupy 22 of the 38 acres that comprise the redevelopment site.

Other Info:     The University has purchased the former Washington Post facility on Greenbelt Road (now known as the Severn Building) to relocate existing facilities from the redevelopment site.

5 thoughts on “Economic Development Update”

  1. I think it’s a mistake that they aren’t putting offices on the street with ground floor retail and parking garages at M-Square. You’re going to have all those workers who have to drive to eat and shop. I’m surprised they aren’t taking advantage of College Park Metro’s TOD characteristics. It’s essentially being built as a suburban sprawl office park void of any retail whatsoever within walking distance to transit. How has this been missed by the developers?

  2. The majority of the metro station area property is zoned as a 3-5 story suburban office park, with most of the property owned by the University of Maryland for its research park. Opportunities exist for mixed use development on WMATA’s property and the industrial property located between the station and the airport. See the Rethink College Park story fron the fall of 2007 (“Aviation Plaza” Proposed For TDOZ Warehouse Area.)

    The NOAA project, 70% built, but currently in a multi-year bankruptcy limbo, includes a parking structure. Otherwise, structured parking is called for in the plan, after additional development makes it feasible to pay for public parking structures.

  3. As a UMD grad I love the wealth of information here about upcoming changes (although the construction noise drove me crazy for a while, I’ll admit). It would be great to have you on board with TBD’s Community Network of blogs and sites. Drop me a line if you get a chance or check out some of our partner blogs on TBD.com. Thanks for your time!

  4. It would be helpful to have a map so we could see where each of these is located… just seeing the numbers, it is hard to visualize the cross streets, etc

    Thanks

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