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May 9, 2019 – Regular Meeting at Davis Hall

North College Park Community Association
May 9, 2019 – Regular Meeting at Davis Hall

Attendance included Mayor Patrick Wojhan; Councilmembers Fazlul Kabir, Kate Kennedy; Guests: Thomas Tanner, Branchville Volunteer Fire Company; Cruz Companies (John Cruz III, Daniel Cruz, Jr., Armond McCoy, Daniel Lynch, Attorney)

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.

Agenda approved with two additions. April 2019 Minutes Approved.
Development. Daniel Lynch, Attorney for Cruz Companies, presented a design concept for an apartment building near Branchville Fire Station, between MD 193 University Boulevard and Branchville Road. This is the first public meeting and the company will file a detailed site plan. Concept Site Plan was passed. The development is intended to be a two-level, 80 unit “Workforce Housing.”

State Highway Administration (SHA). President John Krouse recused himself from all SHA discussions and meetings because of his position with the Administration.

Councilmember Fazlul Kabir presented an update on the beltway expansion that will have a negative impact on College Park, such as loss of properties, green space, kill a playground, and increase noise and pollution. Motion was unanimously approved for NCPCA to send a letter (Jordan Schakner signator) in opposition to the beltway expansion in College Park.
Solicitor Signs. Councilmember Fazlul Kabir discussed the need to have “welcome” “solicitor signs” at several of the entrances into North College Park. For example, at Gateway Park and all entrances on to Rhode Island.

Nominations Committee. Volunteers needed for the committee, and request for additional names for the slate of officers.

President’s Report. John Krouse presented highlights of the May 8, 2019 meeting with County Councilmember Tom Dernoga. Park & Planning has budget some money for the proposed North College Park Community Center.

Treasurer Report. NCPCA balance is $787.69.

Announcements
Mayor Patrick Wojhan reported:
May 13, 7:00pm is a “vision and planning” public meeting for the future of Duvall Field
May 14 will be a public hearing on the budge. Vote is scheduled for May 28
Councilmember Kate Kennedy reported:
May 10 is Night Out
Community Garden has vacancies
Kennis Termini reported: May 11, 8:00 am, Beltsville Garden Club meeting at High Point High School.
General Announcements:
September 2019, City Council is planning to hold meetings at Davis Hall.
Peggy Higgins is retiring. NCPCA thanked her in abstention for her hard work.
Fall 2019. Dog Park is expected to finished. Grass seed will need replacement.
Meeting adjourned at 9:26 pm

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Minutes – February 14, 2019 Regular Meeting

North College Park Community Association
February 14, 2019 – Regular Meeting at Davis Hall

Attendance included Councilmember Fazlul Kabir; Guests: Rob Landau, Richard Sloane, Michelle Garcia Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.

Agenda approved after adjustment to switch time slots with Zoning Rewrite Initiative and NCPCA Picnic update.

January 2019 Minutes Approved.
Compassion & Choices. Mr. Robert Landau present info on Maryland’s End of Life Option Act (HB 399/SB 311), an effort to promote ‘Death with Dignity’, which changes Maryland law. Details can be found at https://compassionandchoices.org .

P.G. Zoning Code Rewrite Update. Mr. Richard Sloane, Esq., NCPCA pro bono attorney for the Rewrite initiative, introduced himself and asked all those in attendance for their concerns regarding the proposed Zoning Code initiative, to ensure he includes all issues in his work for NCPCA. Discussion followed. Councilmember Fazlul Kabir addressed how the Zoning Code rewrite initiative impacts those living closely to the metro; the need to see the draft map amendments; the devaluing of property along the Route one Corridor and Greenbelt Metro. Others concerns included: Do we understand what the law says; what are the definitions of certain terms, such as unit, cooking facility; what are the assumptions being made; what is more important to the County: transit zone or urban zone?; underground utilities.

County Council Representative Update: Michelle Garcia (mjgarcia@co.pg.md.us) Chief of Staff to County Councilmember Thomas E. Dernoga, District One, introduced herself and expressed interest in working closely with NCPCA; suggested NCPCA invites the two Count Council at-large members, and noted a Budget Town hall meeting in early April.

NCPCA Picnic Update: The picnic is scheduled for May4 2019, and a motion was approved to “move to approve moving forward with the Hollywood Heritage Picnic for May time fame, setting aside $200.00 from NCPCA treasury, as well as requesting a $500.00 Micro Grant from the City of College Park.”
Chick-fil-A Development Update: Mary Cook and John Krouse attended a traffic meeting, where it was stated a drive-through is not allowed.

North College Park Community Center Update: Jordan Schakner provided an update regarding the letter he sent to the Prince Georges County Planning Board.

NCPCA Bylaws & Membership Dues Update: John Krouse accepted formal motions on changes to the NCPCA Bylaws and membership dues that were discussed at the January NCPCA meeting Formal motions will be accepted today for vote on March 14. NCPCA Bylaws are at https://myncpca.org/legal .

1. Bylaws Change to Article 1 Name. The following text is proposed for addition to the Bylaws, after the current text: NCPCA is incorporated in the State of Maryland as North College Park Citizens Association, and uses that name for all tax and legal purposes.

2. Bylaws Change to Article IV Membership Section 3. The following text is proposed for deletion: The Association may, in addition to dues, assess an annual mailing fee to cover the cost of sending the newsletter and other communications by postal mail.

3. Bylaws Change to Article V Meeting Section 5 Quorum. A quorum at a meeting shall be at least seven NCPCA members.

4. Dues Increase. Dues of NCPCA shall be $10 per year, starting on June 1 and ending on May 31, 2020. Note: Dues must be paid before the NCPCA officer elections on June 9, 2019.
NCPCA City Budget Priorities. Attendees prioritized the list of City budget priorities discussed at the January meeting and that were sent by email. John Krouse will notify the City Council of NCPCA’s budget priorities.
Meeting adjourned at 9:18 pm

Regular Meeting at Davis Hall on January 10, 2019

Attendance included Councilmembers Fazlul Kabir, Kate Kennedy, Denise Mitchell.  Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.  Agenda Approved.  December 2018 Minutes Approved.

NCPCA City Budget Priorities Forum.  President Krouse led a forum on issues attendees consider budget priorities for the City of College Park.  A list of concerns was collected, and NCPCA will formalize a set of recommendations at the February meeting. Several issues pertained to Rhode Island (Princes Georges County jurisdiction); Route One (State Highway jurisdiction); enforcement/residential concerns of “Doggie Depot Spots”; City evacuation plan, and a comprehensive study on the City’s infrastructure.

NCPCA Picnic Update.  Marci Booth discussed the planning for a picnic event in Spring, 2019. The primary focus is to acknowledge cultural diversity/heritage of our residents. Volunteers are needed to help with planning and food.

Duvall Field Update: President Krouse is invited to participate in a public forum on Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:00 pm, at Davis Hall to help determine future improvements and develop a better action plan. Issues such as reconfiguring the soccer field and improved lightening will be discussed.

Zoning Code Rewrite Update.  Delegate Tom Dernoga is meeting with the NCPCA Board on January 17 to provide any additional information on the initiative.

NCPCA Bylaws Forum.  President Krouse discussed the following Articles, with voting taking place at the March meeting:

  1. Article 1 Name.  Propose continuation of name of NCPCA as North College Park Community Association for all public purposes, and retain name of North College Park Citizens Association for incorporation and tax purposes.
  2. Article IV Membership Section 3 Dues.  Propose elimination of text related to mailing costs. With this change, NCPCA will no longer mail agenda and minutes to members or charge different dues.  Propose dues increase to $10 per person for all members will be effective beginning June 1.
  3.   Article V Meeting Section 5 Quorum.  Propose quorum as a meeting of at least seven NCPCA members.

Announcements:

  • Councilmember Kennedy asked for input pertaining to the City Council’s initiative to evaluate and revamp the City’s Committees. Mark Shroder stated that the Noise Committee only meet’s when there are complaints, which is opposite of a Committee with term limits.
  • The January Community Police Meeting, held at MOM’s Cafe went well and the next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 7, 7pm. Safety and Security are topics of discussion.
  • The City of College Park Aviation Museum is free to furloughed federal employees.
  • Volunteers to help with snow removal are needed.
  • Martin Luther King event, January 12, 2pm, @ the Clarice.
  • Family Fun Bowling Bash, Bowlero College Park, January 27, 1-4pm.
  • The Prince George’s County’s The Neighborhoods Initiative Disabilities Task Force (TNI-DTF) is seeking members that have experience with city or county programs for the disabled or who are willing to lend their own experience, to help gather ideas to possibly create or assist with programming that can be more impactful for the disabled community. The Disabilities Task Force’s work will also include creating focus groups. As a fast growing county initiative, the Disabilities Task Force has been requested to prepare and submit these ideas to the County Executive’s Office by February 4, 2019 for review and approval.

Send ideas, questions or suggestions to:

Mr. Thomas F. Johnson II, MSSM, Community Developer, Office of Community Relations , 9200 Basil Court, Office 102, Largo, Maryland 20774, O: 301-952-4369 C: 240-495-3270 Email: tfjohnson@co.pg.md.us

Meeting adjourned at 9:28 pm

Regular Meeting at Davis Hall on December 13, 2018

Attendance included Councilmember Fazlul Kabir and Suchitra Balachandran, President, West College Park Citizens Association 

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm

November 8, 2018 Minutes Approved.

U.M. Golf Course: Suchitra Balachandran presented an updated on the “repurposing” of the Univ. of Md. Golf Course which involves the loss of four holes. The U.M. repurposing plan is opposed by the Friends of U.M. Golf Course and others.  NCPCA was asked to oppose the plan, and the following motion was approved with two abstentions:  “The North College Park Community Association opposes the golf course plan proposed by the University of Maryland due to lack of information and lack of community involvement.”   

Updates on Development Issues in North College Park:

  • John Krouse presented an update on the County’s Zoning Rewrite:  Approximately 40 people attended the November 15 Special Meeting with County Council Chair Danielle Glaros, planners of P.G. Planning Dept. and City Planning Director Terry Schum.  Ms. Glaros was asked to include the City of College Park in the decision matrix, which appears to be the County’s next step.
  • Larry Bleau said that the Advisory Planning Commission (APC), of which he is a member, has stated as one of its goals for 2019 is to better inform itself about the changes in zoning categories, how they would apply to variance cases, and how the transition between the two systems would be handled. He will keep NCPCA members informed of this as he learns more.
  • Judy Blumenthal presented an update on the work and involvement that Richard Sloane, NCPCA pro bono attorney, has been doing and it appears he will continue to work with NCPCA beyond December 2018.  Contributions to his expense fund are requested.
  • US 1 Traffic Study:  Judy Blumenthal reviewed the 2016 comprehensive traffic and infrastructure study she requested, especially pertaining to US 1, and lead discussion regarding the need for an evacuation plan.

Additional Development Update: Lisa Ealley reported that historic Beltway Plaza, home to many residents, is facing redevelopment plans.  Please read: “A Suburban Mall Dies in a New Deal Paradise”  https://www.theamericanconservative.com/urbs/a-suburban-mall-dies-in-a-new-deal-paradise-greenbelt-Maryland/?fbclid=IwAR0iK7ca5wpea4es7T4fBELqeocDaEPzehWo83jiWfHPmpWIe30yZlFajV0

Dog Park: Councilmember Kabir reported on the status of the Hollywood Dog Park, which is expected to be built in 2019, and will be open-accessed.

Duvall Field Development: Councilmember Kabir presented the following: the next phase will include updating the playing fields and providing new lighting. Other ideas include a new playground, walking trails, and fitness stations.  The City has scheduled a public meeting at 7 p.m. on January 17 at Davis Hall to receive input about the second phase of development. He asked that we attend this meeting and share our ideas for upgrading and prioritizing its facilities, amenities, and services.

Treasurer Report: NCPCA has a balance of $821.17.  This includes a recent donation of $25.00 for our pro bono attorney, and two due payments ($5 each).

Announcements:

  • Volunteers for snow shoveling are being sought.
  • Proteus Bicycles is expected to open in their new location December 15, 2018.
  • NCPCA Spring Heritage/Cultural Celebration is still scheduled for spring 2019.
  • November 29 was a community police meeting, held at MOM’s Cafe, 7pm.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 3, 2019

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm,, followed by the NCPCA Holiday Party attended by Mayor Wojahn.

Minutes – Regular Meeting of NCPCA November 8, 2018

North College Park Community Association (NCPCA)
Minutes of November 8, 2018 Regular Meeting

Attendance included: Chad Williams, Master Planner & Bryan Barnett-Woods, Planner Coordinator of Prince George’s County Planning Division; Terry Schum, City of College Park Planning Director; Prince George’s County Police Lt. Nick Collins; District 1 College Park Councilmembers Fazlul Kabir and Kate Kennedy.

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm. 

October Minutes Approved.

Guest Speaker, Officer Nick Collins, Investigative Lieutenant for North College Park.  Lt. Collins discussed his role and suggested ways the community can increase safety and reduce crime.  Suggestions included to always stay vigilant of your surroundings, keep your car locked and valuables out-of-sight; and consider not having packages left on your porch to reduce package theft from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Traffic concerns can be emailed to Bob Ryan, Direct of Public Services, City of College Park (bryan@collegeparkmd.gov). Any issue of concern can be called in to the police non-emergency number: 301.352.1200.

 

Prince Georges County Zoning Update.  Chad Williams, Bryan Barnett-Woods and Terry Schum presented a brief update on the status of the County Zoning Code Rewrite.  The use of NCPCA funds for flyers was approved by vote of the membership, and written questions were collected from meeting attendees in preparation for the NCPCA Special Meeting about the Zoning Code Rewrite with County Planners and Councilmembers on Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 pm at Davis Hall.  Questions included:

1.  Explain the biggest differences in the process between the old and new zoning code, particularly as it involves resident input into the process.

2.  Explain the US Route 1 and MD 193 transit zones that involve special transit overlay zones up to 1,000 feet on either side of those roads.

3.  Explain the process for the County to rezone open space, including what process might be used to rezone M-NCPPC park land near the Greenbelt Metro station, and other open space property within the transit zone.

4.  Explain how more apartment buildings might be allowed in the North College Park area.

5.  Explain how eminent domain might be used in North College Park, particularly within areas identified as transit zones, etc.

Development and City Updates.  The following topics were presented by Terry Schum.

Hollywood Gateway Park.  McDonnell Landscape, Inc. was given notice to proceed March 1, 2019.  Fixed price award is $969K, with a one-year warranty.  Feasibility study is under consideration for an exercise path, which  would come under a different budget. 

Hollywood Commercial District Streetscape.  An emphasis of the project is to help with bike passage. 30% of the design was completed; four bids for final design were received. Construction cost estimated at $1.3M.

Duvall Field.  Revitalization plan was received. Wellness trail under consideration. Official engagement is to begin December 1 and continue for one month, followed by a Conceptual Plan. Estimated cost $150K. 

Dog Park.  The City Council will address the Dog Park on November 20th. Next steps include a Design phase over the next year, survey, and contract planning.  Funding for this project is available.  

Town Hall Meetings.  Terry Schum expressed an interest in having more citizens involved. Discussion followed on how focus groups changed over the years. The need for the City of College Park to hire a permanent Engineer was discussed as was to reduce the cost and delivery timeframe costs of City projects due to the need to hire consultant engineers for each new project.  

Hollywood Road Sidewalk Feasibility Study & Design Presentation is scheduled for November 19th at 7:00 pm.  The project area is along Hollywood Road from Baltimore Avenue to Rhode Island Avenue. The intent of the study is to improve safety for all users.  The project is funded for design, not construction.  

Rhode Island Ave Protected Bike Lane.  The project will provide final design plans for protected bike lanes along Rhode Island Avenue between Muskogee Street and Greenbelt Road. Design plan is 30% completed. Projected cost is $140k.

NCPCA’s Spring Heritage / Cultural Celebration.  Marcia Booth presented an update on the event scheduled for the spring 2019.  Community input is requested on the following subjects: What celebrations are traditional to your family’s heritage; how does your family celebrate spring or other seasonal activities; what traditional foods, dress activities and / or games are part of your family’s heritage.

City Trash Service.  John Krouse opened a discussion of concerns about slow bulk trash pick up in residential areas of North College Park, and members added concerns about the trash and visual degradation of large items left on the curb for days or weeks.  More integration between the City’s Public Works Dept. (trash pick-up) and Public Services Dept. (code enforcement) seems necessary to address the concerns.

Treasury Report:  NCPCA has a balance of $821.17.

Announcements:

NCPCA P.G. County Zoning Code Rewrite Special Meeting with County Planning Staff and County Councilmembers will be Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 pm at Davis Hall.

The December NCPCA meeting will include a holiday party.

College Park (Basketball) Dream Team with local law enforcers has begun. Games are held on Fridays at 7:00 pm at the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave
NCPCA is accepting non-perishable food for our Meals-on-Wheels
Winter Coat Drive is November 5 – December 3rd.  Davis Hall, Youth & Family Services, and City Hall are receiving donations.
The first evening community meeting with District 1 P.G. Police is Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:00 pm at Mom’s Organic Market.
Meeting Adjourned at 9:30 pm.

Regular Meeting on December 14, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:33 pm by President John Krouse. In attendance were Mayor Patrick Wojahn and Councilmembers Fazlul Kabir (D-1), John Rigg (D-3), Dustyn Kujawa (D-4) and Denise Mitchell (D-4).

New Community Center in North College Park. Councilmember Kabir summarized the recent history of interest in the concept and previous resident support for a new facility in North College Park. Money allocated in the City budget has been removed, and a new feasibility study is needed. Christine Nagle stated that activism by NCPCA would help to establish the purpose and need for a new community center. Brad Herbert noted some support for a location in Hollywood commercial district. Additional discussion about locations, hours of operation, etc. was followed by formation of a NCPCA Community Center Committee with Christine Nagle and Mary Cook as co-chairs to identify committee members and to explore options for a center within the North College Park area.

Resolution of NCPCA – County Zoning Code Rewrite. Lisa Ealley introduced a motion seconded by Les Booth. Discussion followed regarding the latest draft of the Prince George’s County zoning code rewrite; the process and timeframe of approving new code and zoning map; possible impacts of 1,000 foot zoning radius along US 1 and 1,300 foot radius near Greenbelt Metro; and email from M-NCPPC staff indicating no intent to rezone residential properties. Bridget Warren, chief of staff of County Councilmember Mary Lehman participated in the discussion.

Motion passed unanimously:

NCPCA members have worked with College Park staff and elected officials to understand the zoning code rewrite process and potential impacts to our community. We concur with the comments approved by College Park City Council to your office on Dec. 5, 2017. We are very concerned about potential zoning changes and impacts to residential properties near US 1, MD 193, Hollywood Commercial District, and Greenbelt Metro Station. We ask that you preserve and protect the residential character of North College Park in conformance with existing Sector Plans, and that you avoid any zoning changes that may adversely impact our homes, parks, open spaces and quality of life. We ask that you keep us informed of all future meetings and opportunities for comment.

Resident Methods of Communication to Mayor & Council. Lisa Ealley led a discussion about the expression of resident concerns via social media, etc. Comments intended for the public record that are related to City charter amendments, ordinances, resolutions and other official City business should be sent in writing to the City Clerk or by email to CPMC@collegeparkmd.gov to ensure that comments are received by Mayor and Council and entered into the public record.

Recognition & Holiday Party. Outgoing City Councilmembers Christine Nagle (D-1) and Mary Cook (D-4) were presented with flowers, cards and testimonials for their many years of service to the City Council and as former presidents of NCPCA. A holiday party with festive refreshments followed.

Announcements. Councilmember Kabir announced that $70,000 was included in the City budget to plan for a dog park at Duvall Field. City Deputy Director of Public Works Brenda Alexander will present concepts at the Jan. 11 NCPCA meeting. Mayor Wojahn noted the ongoing holiday decorations contest and availability of beige yard waste recycling carts for $25 purchase from Public Works. Mary Cook mentioned ongoing planning discussions for a 5-story storage facility at US-1 and Hollywood Road.

Officers Reports & New Business: NCPCA treasury is $1,251.62. Two new memberships were received. Per motion of Les Booth and Dave Turley the November NCPCA minutes were unanimously approved. There were no motions for new business.

Ideas for January NCPCA Agenda.

1. Brenda Alexander will present info about plans for a dog park at Duvall Field.
2. Councilmember Kabir will provide an update about plans to improve traffic flow on R.I. Ave; possible NCPCA resolution.
3. Member discussion of afternoon traffic gridlock at US 1 & Edgewood Rd.; possible NCPCA resolution.
4. Member discussion of City budget priorities and wish list of NCPCA members for the next year.
5. NCPCA Community Center Committee will update regarding members and discussions.
Adjourn. At 9:30 pm there was no motion to continue, and the meeting was adjourned.

Regular Meeting on November 9, 2017

Regular Meeting on November 9, 2017

Meeting was called to order by President John Krouse at 7:30 pm.

Attendance: Approximately 28 attendees, including NCPCA Officers; Councilmembers Nagle and Kabir; Suchitra Balachandran, President, West College Park Citizens Association President; Eric Olson, College Park City-University Partnership; Bridget Warren, Chief of Staff to Councilwoman Mary Lehman; Thomas Rodden, Esq of RGS Title.

Meeting

· Mr. Thomas Rodden reported on Residential Tax Credits & Other Info Useful to Homeowners in College Park. A link with detail information will be provided.
· President Suchitra Balachandran of West College Park Citizens Association reported on P.G. County Small Donor Election Fund: Giving Government Back to the People. President Balachandran can be reached at cp_woods@yahoo.com
· Councilmember Kabir reported that 20% of North College Park residents voted at the November 7th elections.
· Bridget Warren, Chief of Staff to Councilwoman Mary Lehman reported on Prince Georges County Zoning Code Rewrite. The presentation generated the questions below*.
· Treasurer’s Report. Current status: Savings $111.84 Checking $139.78 Total: $1251.62

Announcements

· Meals on Wheels of College Park, Maryland, is accepting donations.
· Holy Redeemer will host a bazaar weekend of November 10th.
· Prince Georges County Police Thanksgiving Day is November 15th.
· Results of the Public Safety Study will be released on November 21.

Minutes of October 12th were approved with no amendments.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
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* Zoning Questions that were forwarded to Terry Schum, Planning Director of College Park on November 16. Ms. Schum did not provide written answers to NCPCA, but many points were discussed at the November 21 City Council Worksession.
1. Understanding the process.
a. Explain the expectations of P.G. County zoning staff regarding input of residents, civic associations and City Council at this time.
b. Explain the process and likely timeframes for approvals of the zoning code rewrite and zoning map amendment.
2. Regarding the zoning map amendment.
a. Explain the purpose and future function of the map amendment.
b. Explain why the zoning rewrite and the map amendment are not being approved at the same time?
c. What problems or conflicts may be expected if the zoning rewrite and the map amendment are not approved at the same time?
3. What measures are now in place or being proposed to preserve and protect the character of residential communities in North College Park?
4. Explain the Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone and how a community qualifies for this designation.
5. How is the adequacy of public facilities (APF) recognized and how will it be changed in the proposed zoning?
6. Regarding exemptions to transportation adequacy tests.
a. Does the zoning rewrite exempt the US 1 corridor from transportation adequacy test standards?
b. Describe the proposed exemptions and why the US 1 corridor will be exempt?
c. What specific areas of the US 1 corridor will be exempted?
d. What analysis has been conducted to justify the exemptions?
e. How will exemptions affect residents and residential property owners within and adjacent to the exempted areas?
f. How will impacts from exemptions impact the response time of emergency vehicles?
7. Our understanding is that neighborhood compatibility standards provide protections for existing single family neighborhoods.
a. Explain neighborhood compatibility standards.
b. Why does the proposal exempt College Park from neighborhood compatibility standards.
c. How will residents in different parts of North College Park be impacted by exemption from neighborhood compatibility standards.
8. Regarding the proposed “transit-oriented activity center” within 1,000 feet on either side of US 1.
a. Explain what this is, and where it applies, in North College Park.
b. Will this designation allow for more density in future development?
9. Regarding the Hollywood Commercial District (HCD).
a. Describe how the HCD will be impacted by the zoning rewrite?
b. Is the HCD being rezoned as Neighborhood Commercial Zone?
c. Are any areas near the HCD being proposed for increased density or different residential uses?
10. Regarding Greenbelt Metro Station.
a. Describe any proposed zoning changes or exemptions that may affect residents near Greenbelt Station.
b. Describe any proposed zoning changes that may affect Hollywood Neighborhood Park, Davis Field or Al Huda School.
c. Describe any proposed zoning changes that may affect the status of currently undeveloped open space such as the Endelman property, the Polish Club property, etc.
11. Regarding areas near MD 193 University Boulevard.
a. Describe any proposed zoning changes or exemptions that may affect residents or property owners in the area near University Boulevard, including the current industrial uses.
b. Describe any proposed zoning changes or exemptions that may affect traffic and development uses along Rhode Island Avenue or nearby City streets.
12. Regarding future zoning changes, after the current process is completed.
a. Will the ability of municipalities to comment on and influence the details of development be enhanced or reduced by the zoning rewrite?
b. Will the ability of municipalities to comment on and influence the details of development be enhanced or reduced by the map amendment?
c. Will residents and civic associations have more or less opportunity to voice their concerns about choices for development in their communities after approval of the rewrite and map amendment?
d. Explain the process for resident and civic association input when a business or development files a conceptual or detailed site plan in the future?
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Minutes Respectfully Submitted by Judy Gail Blumenthal, Ph.D. Secretary