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

  • 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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  • Mini Park  

    7413 Baltimore Ave.

    Last known as: The Little Tavern

    Opened: Sept. 2016

    Pocket-park featuring  food trucks, seating, green space

  • RIVERDALE PARK STATION  

    6601 Baltimore Ave.

    Last known as: Undeveloped

    Opened: Summer 2017

    Whole Foods Market, 120-room Hyatt House hotel, nearly 1,000 apartments and townhomes, Burton's Steakhouse, District Taco, retail

     

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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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  • 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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  • Rivertech Court  

    Rivertech Ct.

    Opening: Winter 2017

     

    111,000 sq. ft. of flex/research & development

    space across two buildings. (PDF)

  • The Hall at CP  

    7200 Baltimore Ave.

    Opening: Spring 2018

    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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  • 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. And 20,000 SF that will house startup and existing companies

     

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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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  • College Park Academy  

    Opening: Fall 2017

  • Vigilante Coffee  

    8200 Baltimore Ave.

    Opening: Fall 2017

     

    Replacing #1 Liquors between The Varsity and The View, Vigilante Coffee Company will bring it’s signature speciality coffee with both indoor and outdoor seating

     

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  • MilkBoy + ArtHouse  

    7416 Baltimore Ave.

    Last known as: The Barking Dog

    Opened: Spring 2017

    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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  • metro apartment complex  

    4301 River Road

    Last known as: Metro parking lot

    400 non-student units and mixed retail amenities adjacent to the College Park metro station.

     

    Developer: Gilbane

     

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  • Southern Gateway Project  

    7200 Baltimore Ave.

    Last known as: Quality Inn

    Groundbreaking: 2018

     

    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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PROJECTS

  • 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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  • javazen  

    4505 Campus Drive

     

    Founded by University of Maryland alumni and winners of Kevin Plank's Cupid's Cup business comeptition, Javazen is an innovative coffee company located in the Discovery District

     

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  • AWP  

    5700 Rivertech Ct.

    After outgrowing their current space in Northern Virginia, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), one of the nation's largest literary nonprofit organizations, has formed a partnership with UMCP and will be coming to the Discovery District this summer, 2017. AWP supports 550 colleges and universities with creative writing programs, 150 conference and centers for writers, and 50,000 writers, teachers, and students. Its conference attracts 120,000 attendees each year. Location, access to highly educated and diverse workforce and university collaboration were major factors in AWP’s move.

     

    Estimated number of employees: up to 30

     

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