PLCC News

October 22, 2019

JPMorgan Chase commits $5 million to combat gentrification along the Purple Line

Washington Post,Robert McCartney
A major national bank has committed $5 million to nonprofits to support affordable housing and small businesses threatened by development expected to follow the Purple Line being built in Washington’s Maryland suburbs.
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December 20, 2018

PLCC led corridor mobility, economic development & TOD plan receives $2M FTA grant

Washington Post, Katherine Shaver
Maryland has received a $2 million federal grant to figure out how the Purple Line can spur economic development without pricing out residents and business owners with the higher rents expected to follow the light-rail line’s construction.
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December 20, 2018

PLCC Goals Laid Out in $2M Transportation Development Grant Award

University of Maryland News Release,Maggie Haslam
A $2 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will jumpstart a plan to coordinate transit-oriented development, infrastructure, and accessibility along Maryland’s Purple Line Light Rail.
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November 29, 2017

Montgomery, Prince George’s, institutions sign Purple Line agreement

Washington Jewish Week , Hannah Monicken
An agreement signed Tuesday by local authorities aims to foster economic and social development across the communities where the new Purple Line light rail will run — from New Carrollton in Prince George’s County to Bethesda in Montgomery County, with 19 stops in between.
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November 29, 2017

UMD President Loh and state officials sign Purple Line development agreement

The Diamondback, Lillian Andemicael
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh joined several regional leaders Tuesday to sign a community agreement, titled "Pathways to Opportunity," that commits to investing in businesses and housing development along the long-awaited Purple Line.
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November 29, 2017

Regional Leaders, Coalition of Stakeholders Launch Pathways to Opportunity along Maryland’s Purple Line

University of Maryland News Release, Natifia Mullings
Largest gathering of regional collaborators commits to revitalize and preserve communities, support local businesses and connect workers to jobs along corridor.
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November 28, 2017

County leaders: Purple Line won’t price residents out of their community

WJLA, Sam Sweeney/ABC7
Sam Sweeney ABC 7 reports on the Purple Line Corridor Community Development Agreement
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November 28, 2017

Purple Line Construction Stirs Residents’ Anxieties in Two Counties

NBC, Tracee Wilkins
County leaders and the president of the University of Maryland signed a community agreement, promising fair and affordable housing and support for small businesses after the multi-billion dollar Purple Line is built.
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November 28, 2017

Community Leaders to Sign Purple Line Agreement

NBC
When the Purple Line is finished in about five years, lawmakers want to make sure there are new jobs and housing that come with it. Today, community leaders will sign a new agreement to make sure that happens.
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November 28, 2017

Montgomery, Prince George’s reach deal to preserve affordable housing along Purple Line

Washington Post, Katherine Shaver
Government, business and community leaders from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties agreed Tuesday to preserve affordable housing and create jobs along the Purple Line corridor where construction is expected to drive up land values around its 21 stations.
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