The space will feature housing as well as grocery and retail stores for the UMD and College Park community.
The work will begin in the summer of 2023.
Construction for the new coffee bar and grill started in fall 2021.
This construction combined with the construction along Route 1 — as well as the smaller construction projects constantly popping up around campus — serves as far more of a disruption to students than a potential benefit.
The service opening, originally scheduled for March 2022, has been pushed to fall 2026.
The new building — a project that has been in the works for 20 years — includes spaces for the city and the university.
Construction is causing an increase of dust in the air and disrupting student life, some students say.
The guided tour showed architect alumni both finished and ongoing projects that are part of College Park’s development scene.