Pathways to Opportunity: A Community Development Agreement for the Purple Line Corridor articulates a collective vision for vibrant economic and community development along the corridor and strategies to achieve that vision. The Agreement represents a strong commitment by public, private and community stakeholders to work together to leverage the major Purple Line transit investment to create a place of opportunity for all who live, work, and invest in the corridor through the collective pursuit of four goals.
This shared commitment will shape efforts to create and sustain a unique transit corridor for decades and serve as a national model for purposeful and committed community development.
With the Purple Line transit project already underway, we must take steps now to fully realize the benefits of the massive Purple Line transit investment. Experience in other cities shows that coordination and cooperation by a broad group of stakeholders can help minimize challenges and maximize opportunities for all. This shared commitment will shape efforts to create and sustain a unique transit corridor for decades and serve as a national model for purposeful and committed community development.
Creating the Community Development Agreement
PLCC has engaged more than 150 stakeholder organizations across the region.
The Agreement provides:
- A focus for multi-sector collaboration, investment and planning.
- A shared vision for the future of the Purple Line corridor “beyond the tracks.”
- A pledge to leverage the major transit investment in support of four goals
- A commitment to meet annually to review progress toward the goals
Organizations Commit to:
- Indicate their support for the principles and Agreement
- Participate in future meetings
- Collaborate on proposals and help identify or provide resources
- Share information
The following organizations have signed the CDA since 2017.
Action Langley Park
Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County
CASA de Maryland
Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation (CKAR)
Coalition for Smarter Growth
Colvin Institute for Real Estate Development
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County
Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc.
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County
Innovative Housing Institute
Job Opportunities Task Force
Laborer’s International Union of North America
City First Enterprises
The Chevy Chase Land Company
Maryland Center on Economic Policy
Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc.
Maryland Small Business & Technology Development Center
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Montgomery County Planning Department
Montgomery Housing Partnership
National Center for Smart Growth
National Housing Trust
Neighborhood Design Center
City of New Carrollton
Prince George’s County
Purple Line Now
Purple Rail Alliance
Town of Riverdale Park
City of Takoma Park
University of Maryland
Prince George’s Advocates for Community-Based Transit
Safe Silver Spring
Social Action Committee of Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church
St. Camillus Church