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.”
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DYNAMIC ACADEMIC SPACES
VIBRANT DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY
PUBLIC-PRIVATE RESEARCH HUB
BRENDAN IRIBE CENTER FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
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.
Last known as: The Little Tavern
Opened: Sept. 2016
Pocket-park featuring food trucks, seating, green space
The Hall at CP
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
NEW COLE FIELD HOUSE
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.
5801 River road
Southern Gateway Project
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.
College Park Academy
Opening: Fall 2017
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
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA