Mount Rainier City Council gathered in a special worksession last night to hash out a funding strategy for two major projects, one a renovation of a city-owned building long-dreamed to serve as a community center, the other a project to develop a public plaza on the 3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue.
If Mount Rainier residents want to remake the Kaywood Theater into a new performing and cinematic arts hub for Prince George’s County, they’ll need to find between $15 million and $33 million to do so.
The poll focused particularly on recently-sworn in County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, asking respondents to rate their perceptions of Alsobrooks across a series of questions. So, did Alsobrooks’ office commission the poll? Good question.
We take another trip on the shutdown misery express courtesy of WAMU, Washington Business Journal reports on Montgomery County’s changing economic fortunes, and a profile of a former St. Jerome educator now making waves in the national Catholic education scene. All this, and more news and views for Prince George’s County residents in our Jan. 23, 2019 edition of Required Reading! Shut Down The Shutdown: Black Federal Workers In Prince George’s County Speak Out – WAMU
“When Lomax arrived for the afternoon session, he joined the many who lined up at various tables to collect free boxed lunches and groceries.
As long-term plans to redevelop Beltway Plaza gain inertia, economic development and planning officials are developing planning and policy strategies to reshape Greenbelt Road to be a more pedestrian, cyclist and transit-friendly corridor. Guiding those actions for now is a report compiled over the summer by the Urban Land Institute, released October 2018.
“The Greenbelt Road corridor is at a crossroads. Like many suburban commercial areas, it has lost some business to newer, outlying shopping centers and grapples with some disinvestment and traffic congestion,” reads the report. “Many community members express a desire for a greater variety of retail, but there is no singular vision for how the area can attract that.” The full report can be read here.
Mount Rainier has found a new director of economic development in one Ronald Hopkins, city officials announced Wednesday afternoon. His first day will be Dec. 3, 2018. Hopkins succeeds former economic development director Samantha Olatunji, who resigned suddenly in early October 2018. The hiring was announced Nov.