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Purple Line Begins Construction in College Park

Construction of the Purple Line has finally begun in College Park. The University of Maryland has permanently closed one lane of Campus Drive through the heart of campus, making it a one-way street. The other lane will now be reserved … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Station Bridge Opens Next Week

The bridge connecting Riverdale Park Station to the Discovery District will open on Friday, June 22, at 10 a.m., according to an announcement by county Councilmember (and Chair of the County Council) Dannielle Glaros, with a ribbon-cutting to take place at the … Continue reading

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College Park Lands Fortune 500 Innovation Lab

College Park’s Discovery District has landed a Fortune 500 tenant: Capital One. The McLean-based financial services company will open a 7,500-square-foot innovation lab in March or April on the first floor of the 850-space garage in the Hotel at the University … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Bridge to Open in Early 2018

A bridge connecting Riverdale Park Station to the Discovery District is slated to open in early 2018. The bridge will run from Van Buren Street — which goes past Whole Foods through the center of the development — over the CSX … Continue reading

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UMD, College Park Make Pitch for Amazon’s HQ2

College Park will make its pitch for Amazon’s second headquarters. The proposal is a longshot, as nearly every municipality in the country that even remotely meets the qualifications is putting in a bid. But the proposal makes a strong case … Continue reading

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Inside the New Home of College Park Academy

College Park Academy’s new location feels like a cross between a school and a tech startup. The public charter middle and high school, whose students are chosen by lottery, moved into a brand new building in the University of Maryland’s … Continue reading

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The Perfect Lunch Spot: Art Walk

Riverdale Park has a fun outdoor lunch spot you may have missed. Discovery District, the 150-acre research park run by the University of Maryland near the College Park Metro station, has an art installation, trails and outdoor seating. Located on … Continue reading

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