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The University of Maryland is rebranding a 150-acre area surrounding The Hotel as the Discovery District for business and research as part of a push to revitalize the campus and College Park's Route 1 corridor.

The Discovery District encompasses the university's M Square research and innovation districts, according to a university news release. It also includes the Metro-accessible community along River Road.

The name change comes in response to the "excitement and the energy that come along with The Hotel," as well as "the new surge of activity in the research park," said Ken Ulman, the chief strategy officer for economic development for the university's College Park Foundation.

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By Carly Kempler

February 2, 2016

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