The city of College Park has given preliminary approval to a $68-million, 17-story residential project planned for a site just north of campus on Route 1. I thought this was interesting:
“The university’s strategic plan calls for a higher quality college town,” said Brian Darmody, the university’s assistant vice president for research and economic development and member of the committee that approved the sector plan. “It creates a perception of what the university is like, and right now that’s not a very good perception. We are doing what we can, without owning the property, to enhance the gateway to the university.”
I’m working with some others to put together a development-oriented blog for College Park, please contact me if you’re interested in helping with our effort.
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