Washington Post July 26, 1992 Page B5 The Implausible Park; Metro Fashions New Oasis in Berwyn Heights Fehr, Stephen C. With flooding of Indian Creek, it was difficult to get to the new park built by Metro. The building of a park by a transit agency is unique. It was possible because of cost savings from use of fill from the Lakeland site for the building the Metro line. To bring material from another place would have cost $11.5 million and caused damage to local streets. Metro engineer, Johann Sikkar recommended digging the fill from “an undeveloped 38-accre area near the track bed”. The adoption of this concept saved $3.5 million. This made the new park basically free.
Oral History with Bab Catlin, College Park City Councilman, about Lakeland and College Park since 1985.
Interview with Anna Owens Interviewers Alex Toprac and Nancy Bazar Mrs. Anna Owens, Mayor of the City of College Park from 1987-1993 and previously City Council member beginning in 1981, speaks of her experience of late or post Lakeland Urban Renewal. She gives a strong internal perspective of the governmental bureaucracy and operations involved in the development of the high rises on Lakeland's west side as well as WMATA's Green Line. She also specifically regards the University of Maryland's involvement in Lakeland's post-demolition Urban Renewal developments.