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Comment on Purple Line by Tentative Good News for Maryland’s Purple and Red Lines |

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:30:27 +0000

[...] The Purple Line, connecting Montgomery County to DC, is expected to generate walkable development around its stations. Image: Rethink College Park [...]

Comment on Adios to the Santa Fe Cafe by UMD Gets A…Nightclub? | Thee Arteest

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:00:49 +0000

[...] then the music stopped. Mostly because of sprinkler system [...]

Comment on News & Notes: April 2013 Edition by John E.

Fri, 03 May 2013 13:02:06 +0000

Anyone get the feeling that the market is saturated with yogurt places? How can these businesses keep up their lease with such saturation?

Comment on CSX Crossing Issues Threaten Cafritz Project by chris Allen

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 04:03:38 +0000

I am generally supportive of compact development, but I definitely agree that this project should not happen without a new connection across the csx tracks. Density can either exacerbate or help reduce congestion problems. To be done right, new connections must be made to give more options and shorter connections for travel. This plan concept was already disconnected enough with the neighboring university park and Calvert hills fighting to prevent local road connections. I like he proposal of cafritz, but have always been a bit skeptical of the location being suitable for this type of development, as it isn't really central to anything. It would be nice to have a grocery store within walking distance from Calvert hills though, something he college park area desperately needs.

Comment on Adios to the Santa Fe Cafe by alex

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:28:21 +0000

i remember Santa Fe opening up my freshman year in '83. dos equis and wings were the rage as the only other place w/ wings was tartarugas. and it was a perfect offset to the vous when we'd get down there to late after friday classes for happy hour. great times, great memories. 'everything dies, baby that's a fact. but everything that dies someday comes back'.

Comment on 94th Aero Squadron is Closed (UPDATED) by Eugene Sanford

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:37:53 +0000

I was there back in 2000 for a mini class reunion. It was my first time there, but I loved the atmosphere, food and classmates that were there. I didn't have the chance to come back a second time, but now I wish I had. Hopefully it will re-open again. If not, it was reall nice while it lasted.

Comment on About by College Park: Public Transit is Key! | LiveSmart DC

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:13:52 +0000

[...] If you are like me, you are one of a few residents in College Park that do not have a car, which is a reasonable thing to consider. According to the U.S. Census Bureau‘s 2010 estimates, College Park’s land area is 5.64 square miles, which is approximately the size of 2,730 football fields, has 5,396 people per square mile, and 30,413 residents. That number of residents, however, has to be off. The University of Maryland (UMD), of which the city was built around in the late 1800s, registered 26,826 undergraduate students in fall 2011, and the city has 17 neighborhoods outside of the university that are filled with people, suggesting that either many or all of the students or residents did not participate in the Census survey. With UMD as the city’s flagship university, business and attraction, more and more businesses and real estate projects are being built in the city to accommodate its students and faculty. This is causing an overcrowding population and a swell of daily traffic due to vehicular use by residents, workers and students that is growing and worsening by the day. [...]

Comment on Calvert Hills Access to Cafritz by Chris

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:48:10 +0000

I live in Calvert Hills and think a connection to the north is necessary for me to be able to walk to this development (and I would much prefer to walk to the new Whole Foods rather than drive down Route 1 and E/W to the Giant). At a minimum, there should at least be a pedestrian connection. However, I worry that a simple walking path through the woods would be viewed as unsafe to walk at night. A local, low speed two lane road (the same as all roads throughout Calvert Hills) would offer better visibility and sense of safety. This is also the right step for avoiding extra congestion on Route 1, but this will be achieved much more by serving as access for local Calvert Hills residents rather than for outsider cut-through traffic. Simply design it for low volume and speed and it will not have the cut through effect that some people fear. Mixed-use developments thrive much better with multiple local connections, so let's be smart about this. Is there a public meeting coming up that residents can express their support for this?

Comment on Olson, Stullich…We’re waiting for real leadership on the Book Exchange redevelopment by Chris

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 03:51:17 +0000

I would love if they put either the Maryland Food Coop or another grocery store in the retail section. I don't understand how I live near a downtown but I still have no place to walk to for groceries except for the farmer's markets. The farmer's markets are great but only once a week. Maybe instead of getting all worked up, we should focus on the positives this can bring?

Comment on It’s Time to Rethink the Book Exchange Proposal by Chris

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 03:35:50 +0000

I am a graduate student in Calvert Hills. I don't particularly want to live next to undergraduate students, but this is a college town, the housing near the campus should have college students. It was the same deal when I lived in State College, PA, the town depended on the students, but the long time residents did everything they could to keep students away, even if they lived right by campus. Where does this college town denial come from? Also, College Park desperately needs to provide high density housing for students downtown. I've never seen a University town so lacking in student housing near its campus. It's a simple choice: If you want to prevent the downtown from further decay and lower the number of students commuting to campus by automobile (creating traffic), you must build some moderate high rises downtown. There is no other way around it.