East Campus Redevelopment Initiative
What is it?
A major 38-acre mixed-use redevelopment of state owned property at the intersection of Paint Branch Parkway and Route 1. The project will include the demolition and relocation of Old Leonardtown (not new) student housing community, the former university greenhouse, the campus mail facility, and several maintenance buildings. See our many posts and UMD’s official website for additional information.
What does it mean for College Park?
The project will certainly cause a dramatic shift northwards of College Park’s traditional commercial core. It is considered the “single largest private development opportunity on Route 1” and is expected to be a catalyst for development city-wide. The site’s central location to many parts of campus and particularly its proximity to the North Campus high rises, the new M-Square Research park, and the proposed Purple Line Light Rail project make it an ideal location.
Proposed purple line stops on the future east campus development site
M-Square/ East Campus Development Relationship
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