The College Park area is undergoing a transformation. It’s booming with ventures that spur innovation; a vibrant community with new housing, retail and the arts; and a district to foster economic development.

The Greater College Park initiative brings together the university, the city, and state and federal partners to re-imagine the Baltimore Avenue corridor, along the tracks of the coming Purple light-rail line, and around the College Park Metro Station.

Greater partners. Greater talent. Greater location. Here are just some of the highlights of Greater College Park.

College Park Locations Collage

A. The Hotel at the University of Maryland
The 300-room hotel and conference center also includes a spa, four restaurants and ample meeting space.

B. Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering
This high-tech university facility features collaborative spaces designed for advances in augmented and virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence and computer vision.

C. College Park Academy
This public charter middle and high school launched in collaboration with the University of Maryland combines the flexibility of online studies with the support of traditional classrooms.

D. Riverdale Park Station
Whole Foods Market anchors this development that also includes 119 townhouses, restaurants and retailers. It will soon add a Hyatt House hotel, 850 apartments and other retail amenities.

E. MilkBoy ArtHouse
This restaurant, bar and performance venue is a partnership between the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and Philadelphia restaurant and entertainment company MilkBoy.

F. Southern Gateway Project
A mixed-use community featuring restaurants, retail and residences will dramatically reshape the southern edge of downtown College Park.

G. Vigilante Coffee Co.
The specialty coffee roaster based in nearby Hyattsville serves single-origin coffees along with coffee education at a hip new café.


Cambria Hotel and Suites
A 150-room hotel from Choice Hotels in the heart of midtown will feature two restaurants, including the College Park Grill.

Diamondback Garage
Global companies with UMD startups come together in 20,000 feet of office space that hosts the Capital One Tech Center, Adobe and Immuta.

The Hall
A vacant garage in the Discovery District will be transformed into a lively food, arts and collaborative office environment.

This 38,000-square-foot supermarket by the growing German company provides a low-cost, fresh food option.

We Work University of Maryland
The global co-working company has opened its first Maryland location, offering over 300 desks for lease along with other amenities.


Discovery District East
A burst of development around the College Park Metro Station is resulting in hundreds of new housing units and research and commercial space, all in a pedestrian- and bike-friendly environment.