Patrick believes in development that respects and preserves our natural environment. College Park should have services that help residents and businesses protect our environment and a transportation network that allows people to safely walk, bike, or take public transportation to get to wherever they need to go.
Hollywood Gateway Park, is expected to be completed August 2019 on the Southeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and Edgewood Road. Patrick built on the efforts of his predecessors on the Council to find a long-term plan for the property on the southeast corner of Edgewood Road and Route 1 and turn it into something that the community can both enjoy and learn from. The Hollywood Gateway Park, which has been under construction since March of 2019, will provide environmental educational opportunities to kids at Hollywood Elementary School and provide a gathering place for North College Park residents, as well as improve the appearance of the gateway to our community.
The City Operations Sustainability Plan was passed in 2015 and sets our roadmap for minimizing our environmental footprint. By increasing energy efficiency in our vehicles and buildings as well as the use of alternative energy sources we can make College Park a greener city. As a part of this, our new City Hall will reach one of the highest achievable standards, LEED Gold Certification, for green and sustainable buildings.
We Are Decreasing Waste through College Park's existing food waste composting program. We hope to expand the program to cover curbside food waste pickup across the city within the next couple of years. With the help of our fellow citizens, the beautification of College Park becomes easier.