A Smart
Place to Live

In 2012 the City of College Park, Maryland began research to create a brand that would raise awareness of the City’s numerous assets and promote it as a great place to live and work. Upon completion of the research, a logo and tagline were selected to market the City to potential residents, businesses, and visitors.

Given a thriving university, an educated population, proximity to the nation’s capital, and a growing transit network, the City of College Park has been branded as “A Smart Place to Live.”

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College Park Development Update

The January 2016 edition of the College Park Development Update newsletter features:

  • updates on the status of development projects
  • a new project announcement
  • an overview of several of the University of Maryland’s construction projects

CLICK HERE to read the publication.

Green Line Service Resumes, Fort Totten to Anacostia Only

Metro today announced the restoration of limited service on Metrorail and Metrobus as the region digs out from the historic Blizzard of 2016. The Metrorail system will open at 7 a.m. with limited underground service on the Red, Orange and Green lines as follows:

  • Orange Line: Ballston to Eastern Market only
  • Red Line: Medical Center to Union Station only
  • Green Line: Fort Totten to Anacostia only

At the start of service, trains will run every 20-25 minutes. Service levels may be upgraded as conditions allow. The system will remain open until midnight. Fares will not be charged on Metrorail on Monday, January 25. Read More…

Warming Centers Available During Blizzard

The O.E.M. in collaboration with the Prince George’s County Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission encourages residents without heat, who and are in need of relief from the cold temperatures, to utilize one of the following local warming centers.  Residents are encouraged to call each facility to obtain hours of operation. Read More…

New Local Restaurant Featured in The Washington Post

Fresh off the heels of being featured in the latest edition of the College Park Business Beat, Northwest Chinese Food has received a tasty review in the Washington Post.

CLICK HERE to read the review.

Northwest Chinese is located at 7313 Baltimore Avenue in College Park, Maryland.

Free Parking at City & Metro Garages This Weekend

Metro has announced free parking in Metro garages this weekend until 9:00 AM Monday morning.

In addition , there will be free parking in the College Park municipal garage (above Ledo’s , entrance  on Yale Ave ) beginning 12:00 PM noon today, Friday, until 09:00 AM Monday.

Local residents may move their cars to these garages to get off City streets to allow more room for plows.

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