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We haven't been updating the list for a while. Between 2001 and June 2006 many things have happened:

Conceptual site plans for two development stages (the "South Core" encompassing the former gravel mining site and the "North Core" which consists of the Metro parking lot area) have been passed by the Planning Board and detailed plans have been approved for the South Core of the development. Grading work has started in the south and the "Concrete Mountain" is being dismantled.

In 2005, the City of Greenbelt and Metropark LLC (formerly "Metroland") finalized negotiations on terms of City support of the development.

After more rounds of public hearings in early 2006, the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) of the Inter-County Connector (ICC) has been released and an alignment has been selected for construction. The ICC is now as close as it has ever been to realization. The ICC's terminus at Rte. 1 near Muirkirk Road will lie within the Indian Creek watershed and the 17-mile roadway will impact large sections of the Paint Branch headwaters, too.

Early articles about CCRIC or the Greenbelt Metro development

July 5 2001: Greenbelt edition (College Park, Hyattsville editions) of the Gazette newspapers: July 3, 2001: Washington Post, Prince George's County Section: June 28, 2001: Prince George's Gazette newspapers: Letters to the Editor / Editorial June 28, 2001: Greenbelt News Review

May 30 (or June 7), 2001: Prince George's County Gazette Newspapers: Letters to the Editor / Editorial February 8, 2001: Washington Post, Prince George's Section (quotation):
    "Retail Plans Stir Wetlands Fears" (full text)
    With many Prince George's County residents clamoring for upscale retail stores, a private developer's new proposal to turn 132 acres of vacant land around the Greenbelt Metro station into a hub of high-quality shops, restaurants, offices and housing seems to offer a solution, officials say.
    "The significance for the county is really tremendous," said County Council member Audrey E. Scott, a Bowie Republican. "It's a recognition that we have the income to support this type of development. . . . We're certainly spending the money now, but it's all going out of county. I'd like to keep those dollars at home." ...
October 5, 2000: Washington Post, Prince George's Section (quotation):
    What's going Where?
    "Greenbelt Metro Park Limited Liability Company of College Park submitted a preliminary subdivision plan to subdivide 155 acres into five lots along Cherrywood Lane, Just inside the beltway , in Greenbelt." The paper said that public meetings are held before any action by the Planning Board, District Council or zoning hearing examiner.
October 2000: Washington Business Journal: Greenbelt: town center or big boxes?

Press Coverage in 1999:

December 20, 1999: The Washington Post article describes the current status of the Greenbelt Metro project and mentions CCRIC as the "lead environmental group" involved in this case.

September 1999: Indian Creek - Audubon Naturalist News, September 1999 Article by Kate Spencer's about CCRIC efforts to conserve Indian Creek.

May 1999: Greenbelt CityLink: Minutes of the worksession, May 6th with CCRIC at the Greenbelt City Council.
There is no trace of a May 6, 1999 work session in the Greenbelt CityLink web site as of Sept. 29, 2011 (Greenbelt City Council minutes for 1999).

Apil 1999: Anacostia Watershed Society Newsletter: The Anacostia Has New Friends Up the CCRIC

March 1999: The Institute for Public Representation (IPR) in the Georgetown University Law Center agrees to advise CCRIC on legal matters, see their Environmental Law Projects page.

Press Coverage in 1998:

December 1998: Indian Creek - Audubon Naturalist News, December 1998 Kate Spencer's Article about Indian Creek
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