Save the UMD Golf Course

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October 21, 2013
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Press Conference & Meeting – Tues., Oct. 22, 11:00am

MEDIA ADVISORY:

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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The Washington Post – Miranda Spivack, 10/18

The Washington Post’s Miranda Spivack asks the question: If you build it, will faculty and staff come? While there is debate over golf course development, which is riling businesses on Route 1, residents in College Park but President Loh claims it may be needed.
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October 17, 2013
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The Diamondback – Natalie Tomlin, 10/17

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.
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October 7, 2013
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The Washington Post – Miranda Spivack, 10/07

Brian Gibbons’ proposal to the University of Maryland for a shopping center and housing draws flak from prominent Maryland lawmakers. They say the new proposal would “undermine the vision” of the Master Plan for College Park, including the Golf Course specific section.
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