A few weeks ago, Bisnow made the bold statement "College Park is About to Explode" and I'm sure the 100 attendees at Showcase College Park (link to Tracee Wilkins link) on Wednesday, July 22, left Ritchie Coliseum in agreement with that headline.
Redevelopment in the greater College Park area is underway. It's happening from the Cafritz's Riverdale Park Station south of College Park to the now open TargetExpress to David Hillman's The Hotel at the University of Maryland, to the UMD Innovation District spearheaded within UMD by Ken Ulman, to student housing, market-rate housing and additional retail on-line and coming soon further north on Baltimore Avenue.
The College Park Metro station is ready for redevelopment. Here is the key information you need to be part of it.
An Industry Briefing to learn more about the solicitation process will be held on August 13, 2015 AT 10:00 A.M. At 1801 McCormick Drive, 1st Floor Conference Room, Largo, MD 20774. Questions and inquiries must be submitted via email. Phone calls or faxed questions will not be accepted. All questions must be submitted in writing no later than Monday, August 21, 2015. Attention should be made to: Alicia Proctor, Buyer, Office of Central Services, 1400 McCormick Drive, Suite 200 Largo, Maryland 20774, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 883-6400.
WMATA/Metro Joint Development Opportunity can be found here.
A pre-Proposal conference will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at WMATA headquarters, 600 Fifth Street NW, Washington, D.C. in the lobby level meeting room. These pre-proposal conferences (July 22 event and August 25 event) are intended to give Developers the opportunity to ask questions about the Joint Development Solicitation and to request clarifications. Identical presentations will be made at both. Interested Developers are encouraged to attend one of the conferences, but attendance is not mandatory.
WMATA/Metro, the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, III, and myself, as the Prince George's County Council Member representing the College Park area on the County Council, are all committed to the success of the development of the College Park Metro station. If you have any additional questions, please let us know. We look forward to working with you to ensure great success at the College Park Metro Station.
Together Strengthening our Community,