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The ‘Greater’ Transformation

Baltimore Avenue Corridor to See Another Surge in Redevelopment

By Lauren Brown

Besides the recent opening of The Hall CP, the ever-changing landscape around Greater College Park may seem unusually static. Don’t be fooled. The building boom has not abated. 

The revitalization of the Baltimore Avenue corridor, a $2 billion public-private partnership launched in 2015, continues in earnest. 

“The high number of investments we're seeing in the Greater College Park area demonstrate the progress we are making to become one of the nation's best college towns,” said Ken Ulman, the university’s chief strategy officer for economic development. “These projects are bringing additional housing and amenities to the area so more people can live, work, play and learn in College Park.”

Anchored by the Hotel at the University of Maryland and tied together by the coming 16-mile light-rail Purple Line, the Greater College Park effort has lured federal agencies, growing startups and established tech firms to the Discovery District, along with amenities such as the College Park Academy charter school, Target Express and Vigilante Coffee.

Another $500 million in development is in the offing, according to the Terrapin Development Company, the economic development entity of UMD, and the University of Maryland College Park Foundation. This includes new office and housing complexes with retailers and restaurants, attractive outdoor spaces, and other perks for residents, employees and the full university community. Here’s your guide to what’s on the way:

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