A new step is being taken in College Park to better connect the University of Maryland with its surrounding research partners and the community, as well as to promote an easier wayfinding system for visitors and residents to access the University.

MEDIA ADVISORY
June 30, 2016
CONTACT Eric Olson
240-416-3184 or Eolson@collegeparkpartnership.org

The City of College Park and the University of Maryland are coming together as the 1.7 mile stretch of Paint Branch Parkway is renamed Campus Drive. This road connects the University of Maryland and the community with the College Park Metro station, M Square Research Park and the surrounding area populated with research and innovation partners. This area, which attracts and retains many startups and businesses to College Park, includes 128 acres dedicated to innovation at the intersection of the Green Line and future Purple Line stops.

Changing Paint Branch Parkway’s name to Campus Drive will better tie together this district of innovation with College Park’s downtown and the University. This change also creates a road with a seamless name that will be more recognizable at Kenilworth Avenue for visitors traveling to the University from the Beltway, particularly during large events. The signs will be changed on July 1.

To mark this milestone, the City-University Partnership invites members of the media and community to a formal announcement that will include brief remarks from key leaders and a ceremonious photo with the new Campus Drive sign.

When: Thursday, June 30 at 3:00 p.m.

Where: Intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Campus Drive (Northeast corner)
College Park, Maryland

Who: Mayor Pro Tem Monroe Dennis, City of College Park
Carlo Colella, Vice President, University of Maryland
Dannielle Glaros, Prince George’s County Councilmember, District 3

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The College Park City-University Partnership is the nonprofit local development corporation sponsored by the City of College Park and the University of Maryland. The Partnership’s mission is to promote and support the economic welfare of College Park and the University of Maryland through activities including commercial revitalization, community development, and quality housing opportunities consistent with the interests of the City of College Park and the University of Maryland.

Paint Branch Parkway to be renamed Campus Drive
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