Gubernatorial Candidate Team Gansler and Ivey to Express Opposition to Proposed Plan to Destroy University of Maryland Golf Course for Development
College Park, MD – On October 22, 2013 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Gansler, and his running mate, Jolene Ivey will stand with grassroots coalition members in opposition of proposed plans to demolish part of the University of Maryland Golf Course to make way for the development of retail shops and housing. A press conference will be held at 11 am at the clubhouse of the University of Maryland golf course. Gansler and Ivey will discuss the need for the University to scuttle possible plans to move forward with the unsolicited proposal submitted by developer Greenberg Gibbons. Coalition members from Save the U of MD Golf Course will be present and available for comment.
October 18, 2013
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Journalism major, Diamondback contributor, and University of Maryland student Natalie Tomlin reports on the proposed development project and the reaction that has resulted from it. Although little headway has been made in a proposed redevelopment of the university golf course, officials and a local developer are receiving strong backlash from opponents. Read the full article here.
October 15, 2013
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The University of Maryland newspaper, The Diamondback, published an editorial that outlines their stand on the potential golf course development. They understand that College Park is at a crossroads, and a proposed golf course redevelopment would take the city down the wrong path. Read the full article here.
Local news station NBC-4 filed this report detailing “mixed reaction from golfers and those around the University.” This report outlines a variety of reasons for stopping development of the golf course, and none in favor.