Hyattsville Council Considers Special Meeting for UH Sidewalks
Mayor Marc Tartaro proposes special work session to discuss street improvements in University Hills.
The Hyattsville City Council will consider holding a special work session on Monday, March 25, to discuss a proposed overhaul of the University Hills streetscape.
The streets project, which has proven controversial among some residents who are opposed to sidewalks on their blocks, was tentatively slated for discussion at the March 18 council meeting. But Mayor Marc Tartaro's motion asking for the special work session said that the delay would allow more time for council deliberations and more time for additional comments from residents.
Hyattsville's elected leaders are tasked with determining the scope of the proposed project. A key hurdle to overcome is which streets in the neighborhood will be getting sidewalks.
But the project, if it advances, would also repave the streets and add storm water management improvements throughout the neighborhood.
The city council will take up the scheduling measure at its regular meeting on Monday, March 18, at 8 p.m. in the Hyattsville Municipal Building on Gallatin Street. The meeting will be broadcast on Comcast channel 71 and Verizon channel 12.