Mixed-Use Development
By  Liam Farrell
Published  Sep 14, 2021
Featured in  MarylandToday
Construction has continued apace this year in continuing to transform Greater College Park, including the Southern Gateway project (left) bringing new housing and retail, including a grocery store. Photo by John T. Consoli

The sounds and sights of construction surrounding campus this semester are heralding what’s new and what’s to come in College Park, from a reimagined main thoroughfare alongside campus to luxury housing, in-demand retail and cutting-edge business opportunities.

While many students, staff and faculty were away from campus for more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater College Park initiative, a more than $2 billion public-private partnership, has continued its efforts to create one of the best college towns in the country. Since it began seven years ago, the project has led to projects such as the Hotel at the University of Maryland, the Landmark apartments and Target store, and Vigilante Coffee.

Check out the map below to see what is going on in the UMD neighborhood:

  1. 1. Tempo

Gilbane Development Co. is transforming two acres once occupied by a Burger King and an abandoned retail site into an eight-story, 299-unit student housing complex with retail space and a parking structure. Expected to be completed in August 2022, it will offer amenities including a clubroom, fitness center, swimming pool, makerspace and podcast/video studio.

  1. 2. College Park City Hall

The city of College Park will have a state-of-the-art municipal building and public plaza open this fall through a partnership with the University of Maryland and TDC. UMD will occupy two floors of the building and retail space will be available on the first floor at the end of this year. (Photo by John T. Consoli)

  1. 3. Aster (Southern Gateway)

TDC and Bozzuto are building 400 residential units and 62,000 square feet of retail, including a grocery store, outdoor dining and gathering spaces, enhanced by extensive greenery. Improvements include an extension of Calvert Road with a pedestrian bridge linking two buildings. The first residential units are on track to open in summer 2022. (Photo by John T. Consoli)


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