A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
Since Wallace Loh arrived at the University of Maryland in 2010, the university president has made it his mission to invest in the surrounding community of College Park, which has meant widespread construction and renovation–including on a long, well-trafficked stretch of Baltimore Avenue.
But is it really possible to create a college town? What are the obstacles? And how much of a say do students and residents get in the process?
- Wallace Loh President, University of Maryland; @presidentloh
- Stephanie Stullich Member, College Park Advisory Planning Commission
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