UNPRECEDENTED REDEVELOPMENT RESHAPES COLLEGE PARK

 

College Park is booming. Over 30 projects, including The Hotel at the University of Maryland, four new academic buildings and new downtown amenities, are under way. The boom—called Greater College Park—is the result of cooperative work between the city, Prince George’s County, state, private developers and the university.

 

Greater College Park links dynamic academic buildings, a public-private research hub and vibrant downtown community. The progress is the realization of the University District Vision, a collaborative effort spearheaded by the College Park City-University Partnership that also features sustainability, transportation, schools and safety.

 

“Together, we are building a community here,” says UMD President Wallace Loh. “If we are to recruit and retain the world’s best faculty and staff, we need housing options, stores and restaurants, green spaces. And we need to intrinsically tie together our academics and research with our surrounding communities.”

discovery district

by the numbers

2.5K

new residential
units

10+

NEW FOOD

DESTINATIONS

1.5M

SQ. FT. of

development

30

PROJECTS

$2B

in public-private

investment

DYNAMIC ACADEMIC SPACES

VIBRANT DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY

PUBLIC-PRIVATE RESEARCH HUB

  • Mini Park  

    7413 Baltimore Ave.

    Last known as: The Little Tavern

    Gathering spot with food trucks, seating, green space

  • Coffee house / wine bar  

    7131 Baltimore Ave.

    Last known as: College Park Auto Parts

    Café with organic coffee, craft beers, wine bar, gourmet sandwiches, breakfast fare

     

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PROJECTS

  • Food/Art/Innovation Hall  

    7200 Baltimore Ave.

    Located adjacent to the new Hotel at the University of Maryland, the project plans for a 15,000-square foot space that will house a premier food venue with an indoor-outdoor stage and courtyard, a teaching kitchen, performance spaces, and vibrant meeting spaces to drive College Park’s flourishing startup culture.

     

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  • RIVERDALE PARK STATION  

    6601 Baltimore Ave.

    Last known as: Undeveloped

    Whole Foods Market, 120-room Hyatt House hotel, nearly 1,000 apartments and townhomes, retail

     

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  • MilkBoy + ArtHouse  

    7416 Baltimore Ave.

    Last known as: The Barking Dog

    Proposed partnership between Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and Philadelphia music venue MilkBoy to open performing arts venue featuring restaurant and bar

     

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  • THE HOTEL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND  

    7777 Baltimore Ave.

    Last known as: Greenhouses

    11-story building with 297 rooms, Franklin’s Grill and Oyster Bar, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, Bagels ‘n’ Grinds and Potomac Pizza

     

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  • EDWARD ST. JOHN CENTER FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING

    4131 Campus Dr.

    The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center will be a hub for active, collaborative learning, with advanced classroom space for academic programs across the campus.

     

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  • NEW COLE FIELD HOUSE  

    4090 Union Dr.

    The new Cole Field House will be the epicenter for the science of sport, integrating athletics, innovation and entrepreneurship, and research to position the University of Maryland as a leader both on and off the field.

     

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  • A. JAMES CLARK HALL  

    Paint Branch Dr.

    A. James Clark Hall will be an iconic building for the University of Maryland, stimulating interdisciplinary collaboration work in engineering, biomedical devices and advanced human health research.

     

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  • BRENDAN IRIBE CENTER FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

    AND INNOVATION  

    Campus Dr.

    The Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation will transform computer science at the University of Maryland, sparking student creativity and stimulating tech-based economic development throughout the region.

     

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  • immuta  

    8400 Baltimore Ave.

    Data management startup Immuta original worked out of UMD’s Startup Shell prior to opening its headquarters in College Park.

     

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  • factgem  

    8400 Baltimore Ave.

    FactGem is another exciting startup attracted to Greater College Park’s growing tech hub.  The next-generation data analytics company is relocating its headquarters to College Park from Ohio and currently has employees in both locations

     

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  • FLEXEL  

    383 Paint Branch Parkway

    Last known as: Terrapin Trader

    Research and manufacturing facility for high-tech battery. Founded by UMD researchers, expanding from 11 employees to 60

     

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  • 5801 River road  

    5801 River Road

    A new 75,000-square-foot building will soon break ground, a joint venture between COPT and UMD.

  • Southern Gateway Project  

    7200 Baltimore Ave.

    Last known as: Quality Inn

    A collaboration between Bozzuto, Willard Retail and the UMCP Foundation, a 3.5-acre property will transform from a hotel and diner to a $110 million residential community with restaurants, retail and high-end grocery store.

     

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