The trust has been in the works since 2021, but the idea of an affordable home ownership initiative in the city had been around for several years, according to Daniel Cunningham, the trust’s executive director.
Properties such as under-leased commercial properties, vacant housing, abandoned buildings and unused lots would be included in the tax increase.
University of Maryland student concerns and local businesses were at the forefront of Monday’s College Park mayoral town hall at Stamp Student Union.
Amid construction of newer luxury apartments in the city and rezoning of land due to the Purple Line construction, the Knox Boxes will no longer be up for lease.
The bills both aim to create a rental assistance fund for lower-income county residents.
College Park would benefit from more alumni and young professionals living in the city
Yearlong leases are restrictive. Students need semester lease options.
The priorities include establishing local police accountability boards, improving affordable housing and securing state funding for city projects.
Paint Branch Preserve is a floodplain. Why are we trying to build homes on it?
EcoGrads was previously aimed for graduate students, but real estate developer Mark Manzo said they no longer want to be locked into only graduate students because of the legal ramifications the development company could endure.