“Metro today announced it has signed an agreement with Gilbane Development Company to develop a premier mixed-use residential and retail project at College Park Station. The development by Gilbane features 440 units of market-rate multifamily units, destination retail and an array of best-in-class amenities located immediately adjacent to the entrance of the station on Metro’s Green Line.
Metro has one of the most active joint development programs in the nation and has enabled more than 30 transit-oriented development projects across the region since 1975.
“Maximizing transit-oriented development around Metro stations brings more residences and jobs within walking distance of our stations, which increases ridership and revenue for Metro without increasing costs,” said Nina Albert, Metro managing director, Office of Real Estate and Parking. “We continue to work with our jurisdictional partners throughout Maryland, Virginia and DC to look for opportunities for future development around our stations.”
The execution of the agreement between Metro and Gilbane allows the developer to finalize site plans with Prince George’s County and construct the planned mixed-use development. In addition to the residential and retail component, Gilbane’s development plan includes a one-acre intermodal village green featuring significant landscaping improvements and bicycle facilities. Additional pedestrian and safety improvements will serve to build a compact, walkable community linking accessible mass transit options to the surrounding community’s diverse employment, educational and amenity opportunities.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Metro, Prince George’s County, City of College Park and University of Maryland to further enhance growth in the Greater College Park Community,” said Ed Broderick, president of Gilbane Development Company. “We are eager to deliver an exciting project that will provide future residents with unique and desirable amenities steps away from the College Park Metro Station.”
As part of the project, an existing 530-space Park & Ride surface lot will be removed. However, in 2005, the State of Maryland and Prince George’s County completed construction of a 1,290-space Park & Ride garage to replace and expand the number of parking spaces available at the station, in anticipation of this project.
The project is part of the University of Maryland’s Discovery District, a major hub of academic, research and economic development surrounding the College Park Station. The Discovery District is a key piece of the Greater College Park initiative, a $2 billion public-private investment in the revitalization of the Baltimore Avenue corridor.
In addition to Metro’s Green Line, the site is also served by MARC commuter rail, Metro and local bus, university shuttles and is a future part of Maryland’s Purple Line.”
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Join the Terrells and many other local artists for a holiday party at The Fillmore School in Georgetown from 6-8pm on Saturday, December 16th. There will be open studios, live music, chair massages, and local businesses with holiday specials. This