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.
Pat Blankenship: "Hello, Crystal City: Greenbelt station plans are eye-appealing but not sensible"
On the proposed Sector Plan amendments:
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." ...
"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.
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.
Apil 1999: Anacostia Watershed Society Newsletter: The Anacostia Has New Friends Up the CCRIC
The Institute for Public Representation (IPR) in the
Georgetown University Law Center agrees to advise CCRIC on legal matters,
Environmental Law Projects page.
Calendar of Events Contact CCRIC Introduction