Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Construction could begin on 61 new homes on the east side of the Hyattsville Arts District as soon as April, say developers.
The Hyattsville City Council overwhelmingly approved a measure supporting a developers request before the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission to redesign the exteriors of 61 houses planned for the east side of the Hyattsville Arts District. Aakash Thakkar, senior vice president with developer EYA, said that new revisions to the design guidelines will offer a more modern look to the houses, in part to differentiate them from the houses already built in the Hyattsville Arts District development. The new designs feature more brick on the exteriors than in the units already built during the first phases of the residential build-out in the Arts District. The rooftop decks will also feature metal guardrails, and the windows …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
There have been a number of comments on Hyattsville Patch recently about parking at Streetsense's development at Baltimore Avenue and Jefferson Street. Let us know what you think about city parking with this poll.
How do you feel about parking in Hyattsville? Some of you have mentioned that you don't think there's enough parking at the Streetsense shops (think, Busboys and Poets) on Baltimore Avenue and Jefferson Street. With construction ongoing there, it's hard to tell if more parking is coming behind the shops—inquiries to Streetsense have not been returned—but in the evenings, the current parking spaces are generally occupied. At University Town Center, there are parking garages and one parking lot for patrons, but after a two hours you have to pay: If you’re going to the Royale 14 movie theater you can get your parking ticket validated at a rate of 4 hours for $1. There is also temporary parking along America Boulevard. The Hyattsville City…
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Big Bad Woof in Hyattsville sells organic, fair-trade products for dogs, cats and other small mammals.
Six and a half years ago, Pennye Jones-Napier was just another pet lover trying to care for her animals. “We had a dog that was sick and when we tried to feed it, well, we found it really difficult to do,” she said. Her difficulty finding quality pet food inspired Jones-Napier to open an eco-friendly pet supply store with business partner Julie Paez in Old Takoma, a neighborhood in Washington, D.C. On Aug. 9, Jones-Napier huffed and puffed and opened up a second storefront of the business, The Big Bad Woof. Nestled between what will be Spice 6 Modern Indian restaurant and Yogi Castle at Arts District Hyattsville, The Big Bad Woof is anything but inconspicuous. The walls of the store are just as bright red as the fire hydrant “Open” sign …
Monday, October 24, 2011
About Zumba, dog Halloween face painting and a new frame store at EYA.
We’re baaaaack! Here are five things you need to know today, Hyattsville: 1. Find your Zumba at the Prince George’s Plaza Community Center today. 2. Have you read this article? 3. Pooch want his muzzle painted for Halloween? Check out this event at the Big Bad Woof. 4. New frame store coming to EYA! Talk about picture perfect… 5. Check out all you can do on Hyattsville’s website, including look for jobs at the city.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Hyattsville's Arts District opened late spring of this year. Patch asked locals for their reaction to the new site with one full season of business under its belt.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Here's a photo of Hyattsville from an angle you may not have seen yet.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Here are a few facts about the proposed study, which intends to cull data about the local economy and how development plays into it.
Patch has been talking a lot about a proposed U.S. Route One Corridor Market Study in some of our articles lately. We thought you might like to know some of the basics. What follows is information taken from memoranda and documents from the Hyattsville City Council. The PDF attached is the study proposal from Hyattsville CDC Executive Director Stuart Eisenberg. Minor formatting changes have been made for ease in reading.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Mayor Marc Tartaro said a memorandum of understanding states that Hyattsville’s financial contribution to the study would be no more than $5,000.
The Hyattsville City Council voted unanimously Monday night to make an agreement to support a proposed study of the economic market along U.S. Route One from College Park through Hyattsville. Mayor Marc Tartaro said a memorandum of understanding with the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation—which is spearheading the study—states that Hyattsville’s financial contribution to the study would be no more than $5,000. University Park is on board, Tartaro said, adding that College Park also is likely to agree to the plan. However, University Park officials stated Monday night that they will support the study only if at least three entities—including themselves—agree to pay for it, according to Riverdale Park-University Park Patch. …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
With the new attention Hyattsville is getting there will be, of course, your occasional irritations especially when it comes to visitors.
Sometimes when I need to clear my head, I take a walk around the developing arts district. As I walked down Route 1, I noticed two women walking in my direction. I heard one of them say, “Oh no, all these new developments are going to attract tourists.” She looked like she would not be happy about the burst of new visitors to Hyattsville. I know that “change” can be a bit difficult when residents are comfortable the way things are. There may be some people who believe there is no need for new development. Then there are residents like myself who are excited about the change and improvement the city is going through. I bet that in two years it won’t be uncommon for a film crew to be filming on these streets. I’m not saying Hyattsville will …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Organic food store opens up at Arts District Hyattsville.
Yes! Organic Market is now open next to Busboys and Poets on Baltimore Avenue. The store is big and beautiful, if not quite as large as, say, Whole Foods. However, the selection is wide, the people friendly and the location prime. Oh, and the samples weren't too bad either.