Ensure that current and future residents find a variety of housing, retail and employment options in the University District.

GOALS
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2019 WORK PLAN
2018 WORK PLAN
2017 WORK PLAN
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
2016 WORK PLAN



2020 VISION GOALS

  • Increase single family home ownership
  • Expand the number of UMD affiliated businesses
  • Expand private, professional employment and housing for young professionals and families as part of redeveloping Route 1, the Innovation District, and the College Park Metro Station with walkable, mixed use, smart growth development
  • Increase undergraduate housing west of Route 1 and provide more graduate student housing


ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE

  • Creation of a housing and development strategy in the University District
  • Completed major student housing/mixed use projects west of Route 1
  • Assemblage and redevelopment of “Knox box” properties, and opening of Terrapin Row
  • Opening of mixed use housing project for professionals (Domain)
  • Developed Calvert Road School Building and City Hall options
  • RISE Zone Legislation passed; Opportunity Zone developed
  • Launched Home Ownership Program/Community Legacy Grant
  • Koon’s Ford property demolished to make way for redevelopment
  • The Partnership worked with UMD and U3 Ventures and identified County/State funding for Milkboy + ArtHouse; constructed garage door through County grants; opened MilkBoy ArtHouse, raised money through CITC grant
  • Midtown Revitalization Study completed
  • Hotel at UMD opened
  • 60 Outdoor Performance events in 2017 and 2018
  • Paint Branch bridge improvements – lighting and mural installed
  • Analysis of where faculty, staff and students live
  • Coffee and Ale House
  • #College Park Scene initiative to document locally owned businesses in College Park
  • Embarked on a market/marketing study to support local businesses
  • Pocket neighborhood support
  • College Park metro station planning


2019 Work Plan

  • Neighborhood Stabilization and Homeownership program: Continue the Partnership’s existing Homeownership program. Pursue opportunities to build new owner-occupied single-family housing in “pocket neighborhoods” and attract more faculty/staff, graduate students and student entrepreneurs to live in College Park neighborhoods. Partnership leading; City and University supporting.
  • College Park Market/Marketing Study: Continue to engage a marketing advisor who can assist the College Park City-University Partnership with a survey and market research of the College Park existing retail market, the existing customer base, expanding the customer base, what people like and don’t like, and more. Partnership leading; City and University supporting.
  • Local Business Development and business community engagement: Work in coordination with City, UMD, and County to connect entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs with resources and opportunities to open unique, local, successful businesses in College Park. Assist community serving businesses open in College Park. Engage with the local business community to increase connectivity between businesses and our community. Partnership, City and University all leading and supporting.
  • Enhance Public Spaces in College Park: Continue an initiative to create dynamic public spaces, such as in “Northgate Park” and “Little Tavern Park” where temporary art and music help promote the space between city and university as an engaging community space. We will work with on- and off-campus organizations to program and enliven our public spaces and create more interest in College Park, as well as use grant funding to spur a collaboration of arts and environmental organizations to develop and place physical environmental markers, art, and information that support the vision of a sustainable, top-20 college town. Partnership leading and supporting; City and University also leading and supporting.
  • Redevelopment: Continue to take a proactive role in working with landowners, City, UMD and County staff, and the development community to assist with opportunities to redevelop according to approved sector plans, master plans and transit district plans in College Park. Partnership, City and University all leading and supporting.
  • Midtown Redevelopment Study: The Partnership will use components of the market and development study completed in 2017 to review potential redevelopment projects between Campus Drive and MD-193 for the Partnership to endorse or oppose. Partnership, City and University leading and supporting.
  • College Park Station West: Visioning study to: (i) engage the surrounding community to conceptualize and consider transit oriented development (redevelopment) opportunities on the immediate west side of the College Park Metro Station, (ii) establish pedestrian/bike connections, (iii) identify small placemaking opportunities to activate the Calvert and Knox Road corridors, and (iv) understand long-term housing affordability, market stability and development needs in College Park’s Old Town residential neighborhood. Partnership leading, working closely with City, County, and University.
  • Local Jobs: Work to build our local economy and connect local residents with hiring for new jobs being created in College Park. Partnership supporting and promoting.
  • RISE Zone, Opportunity Zone, and Discovery District: Continue to promote the RISE Zone so that businesses graduating from UMD’s incubators make their permanent home in College Park – and monitor Discovery District development. Also, collaborate with University, County, and City to understand and maximize the benefits of Opportunity Zone designation for College Park. Partnership, City, and University promoting.
  • Housing Diversity and Equity: Review and use County Housing Study and PLCC agreement to look at affordability and variety with an emphasis on undergraduate student, graduate student, workforce and senior housing. Partnership leading and supporting; City and University also leading and supporting.
  • Analysis of Faculty, Staff and Student Housing Patterns: Continue to update the 2011 U3 Ventures Study on housing patterns for UMD Faculty, staff and students. Partnership and University leading.


2018 Work Plan

  • Neighborhood Stabilization and Homeownership program: Continue the Partnership’s existing Homeownership program. Pursue opportunities to build new owner-occupied single-family housing in “pocket neighborhoods” and attract more faculty/staff, graduate students and student entrepreneurs to live in College Park neighborhoods. Partnership leading; City and University supporting.
  • Local Business Development: Work in coordination with City, UMD, and County to connect entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs with resources and opportunities to open unique, local, successful businesses in College Park. Assist community serving businesses open in College Park. Partnership, City and University all leading and supporting.
  • Redevelopment: Continue to take a proactive role in working with landowners, City, UMD and County staff, and the development community to assist with opportunities to redevelop according to approved sector plans, master plans and transit district plans in College Park. Partnership, City and University all leading and supporting.
  • Midtown Redevelopment Study: The Partnership will review the market and development study completed in 2017 and ask the housing and development committee to recommend potential redevelopment projects between Campus Drive and MD-193 for the Partnership to endorse or oppose. Partnership, City and University leading and supporting.
  • Local Jobs: Work to build our local economy and connect local residents with hiring for new jobs being created in College Park. Partnership supporting and promoting.
  • RISE Zone and Discovery District: Continue to promote the RISE Zone so that businesses graduating from UMD’s incubators make their permanent home in College Park – and monitor Discovery District development. Partnership leading; City and University promoting.
  • Enhance Public Spaces in College Park: Continue an initiative to create dynamic public spaces, such as in “Northgate Park” and “Little Tavern Park” where temporary art and music can help promote the space between city and university as an engaging community space. We will work with on- and off-campus organizations to program and enliven our public spaces and create more interest in College Park, as well as use grant funding to spur a collaboration of arts and environmental organizations to develop and place physical environmental markers, art, and information that support the vision of a sustainable, top-20 college town. Partnership leading and supporting; City and University also leading and supporting.
  • Housing Diversity and Equity: Review and use County Housing Study and PLCC agreement to look at affordability and variety with an emphasis on undergraduate student, graduate student, workforce and senior housing. Partnership leading and supporting; City and University also leading and supporting.
  • Analysis of Faculty, Staff and Students Housing Patterns: Create a final report on an update of the 2011 U3 Ventures Study on housing patterns for UMD Faculty, staff and students. Partnership leading.


2017 Work Plan

  • Neighborhood Stabilization and Homeownership program: Continue, and expand, the Partnership’s existing Homeownership program. Pursue opportunities to build new owner-occupied single family housing in “pocket neighborhoods” and attract more faculty/staff, graduate students and student entrepreneurs to live in College Park neighborhoods. Partnership leading; City and University supporting.
  • Local Business Development: Work in coordination with City, UMD, and County to connect entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs with resources and opportunities to open unique, local, successful businesses in College Park. Assist community serving businesses open in College Park. Partnership, City and University all leading and supporting.
  • RISE Zone and Innovation District: Implement a marketing strategy to promote the RISE Zone so that businesses graduating from UMD’s incubators make their permanent home in College Park. Partnership leading; City and University promoting.
  • Redevelopment: Continue to take a proactive role in working with landowners, City, UMD and County staff, and the development community to assist with opportunities to redevelop according to approved sector plans, master plans and transit district plans in College Park. Partnership, City and University all leading and supporting.
  • Midtown Redevelopment Study: The Partnership will work with the University of Maryland School of Architecture to develop a study for the mid-town section of College Park that combines a market study with a development study. This work can help provide guidance for future redevelopment between Campus Drive and MD-193. Partnership leading; City and University supporting.
  • Local Jobs: Work to build our local economy and connect local residents with hiring for new jobs being created in College Park. Partnership supporting.
  • Enhance Public Spaces in College Park: Jumpstart an initiative to create dynamic public spaces, such as in “Northgate Park” and “Little Tavern Park” where temporary art and music can help promote the space between city and university as an engaging community space. We will work with on- and off-campus organizations to program and enliven our public spaces and create more interest in College Park, as well as spur a collaboration of arts and environmental organizations to develop and place physical environmental markers, art, and information that support the vision of a sustainable, top-20 college town. Partnership leading and supporting; City and University also leading and supporting.
  • Analysis of Faculty, Staff and Students Housing Patterns: Update the 2011 U3 Ventures Study on housing patterns for UMD Faculty, staff and students. Partnership leading.

Committee Members

Chair: PJ Brennan
Partnership Board members: David Iannucci and Ed Maginnis and Richard Wagner
City Council members: PJ Brennan and Robert Day
University members: Craig Dye (M-Tech) and Ken Ulman
County: Brad Frome
Ex-officious: Jim Rosapepe, Carlo Colella, Patrick Wojahn, Dannielle Glaros, Mary Lehman, Scott Somers, SGA Representative, GSG Representative, Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation


2016 Work Plan

  • Neighborhood Stabilization and Homeownership program: Continue, and expand, the Partnership’s existing Homeownership program. Pursue opportunities to build new owner-occupied single family housing in “pocket neighborhoods” and attract more faculty/staff and graduate students to rent in College Park neighborhoods.
  • Local Business Development: Connect entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs with resources and opportunities to open unique, local, successful businesses in College Park. Assist community serving businesses open in College Park.
  • RISE Zone and Innovation District: Work with the University, City, and County for state approval of a College Park RISE Zone and promote the RISE Zone so that businesses graduating from UMD’s incubators make their permanent home in College Park.
  • Redevelopment: Continue to take a proactive role in working with landowners and the development community to assist with opportunities to redevelop according to approved sector plans, master plans and transit district plans in College Park.
  • Local Jobs: Continue our work with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship as they seek ways to empower local residents to enjoy economic opportunities. Also work to build our local economy and connect local residents with hiring for new jobs being created in College Park.
  • Enhance Public Spaces in College Park: We are seeking funding to assist with creating more dynamic public spaces, such as in “Northgate Park” where temporary art and music can help promote the space between city and university as an engaging community space. We can work with on and off campus organizations to program and enliven our public spaces and create more interest in College Park, as well as spur a collaboration of arts and environmental organizations to develop and place physical environmental markers, art, and information that support the vision of a sustainable, top-20 college town.
Housing and Development Committee

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