This election is happening at a critical time in our City's history. We can all see the cranes rising above the skyline; from the Riverdale Station/Whole Foods development adjoining our city to the south, to the new University of Maryland Hotel and Conference Center on Baltimore Avenue and Paint Branch Parkway, College Park is undergoing a transformation. It will take passionate, dedicated leadership to make sure that the many projects underway deliver smart development with the amenities that we need, while still respecting the quality of life, character, and vitality of our neighborhoods. This is clearly a difficult balancing act, yet achieving this balance is critical.
A Vision for Development
If I am elected, I will work together with our communities, colleagues on the Council, and with partners at the county and state levels to achieve a new development vision for College Park emphasizing the following:
Critically, for all development in the City but especially for development in and near our neighborhoods, members of the community must be at the table from the beginning. If elected, I will insist on an open, transparent development process, and stay engaged with civic associations and other community leaders from the very earliest stages.