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Feedback needed! PLCC Housing Action Plan update

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO END OF APRIL. We want to hear from you! 
The Purple Line Corridor Coalition welcomes your thoughts on its draft Housing Action Plan: 2023–2027. We will be accepting comments on this draft plan until Sunday, April 30, 2023.  
 
Click here for the full draft plan.  
Click here for a summary of the plan’s seven (7) core actions: English | Spanish  

How can I provide comments to the PLCC? 
There are two (2) ways to offer comments on this draft plan: 

  1. By web form: Click here to access the web form: English | Spanish
  1. By email: Comments can be emailed directly to Laura Searfoss, Senior Program Director, Mid-Atlantic, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.: lsearfoss@enterprisecommunity.org. Email is the best way to share formatted documents, such as letters. 

More about our Housing Action Plan: 2023–2027 
What is the PLCC’s Housing Action Plan?  
The Housing Action Plan sets the big-picture direction for the coalition’s housing work, including actions we implement directly as a coalition, our advocacy and policy agenda, our engagement of community stakeholders, and actions we hope others will advance within their own spheres of influence. 

Why did the PLCC update its 2019–2022 Housing Action Plan? 
The first Housing Action Plan was designed to guide us until the anticipated opening of the Purple Line in 2022. The construction of the Purple Line has been delayed, expected to open in 2027. And a lot has happened since our first plan. This updated plan reflects our successes, challenges, and lessons over the last few years and aims to be responsive to the needs and aspirations of Purple Line residents. 

Will my comments be anonymous? 
It depends on how you share our comments with us. All comments submitted through the web form will be anonymous unless you voluntarily share your contact information with us to receive a final copy of the Housing Action Plan. All comments sent to us via email will not be anonymous, because they will include identifying information (email address). 

How will my comments be used? 
Your comments will be used to create a stronger plan and as these actions are implemented, more housing choices for people of all backgrounds to stay and move near the Purple Line. We will review all comments and based on those comments, identify potential changes to the Housing Action Plan: 2023–2027. Significant changes to the Housing Action Plan: 2023–2027 will be reviewed by the HAAT Leadership Team. 

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Report: The Purple Line Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Strategy

The Purple Line Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Strategy is the product of a two-year planning process funded by a transit-oriented development planning grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The report includes strategies for affordable housing, small business preservation, safe pedestrian/bicycle access to stations, and inclusive economic growth. 

On September 28th, 2022 the final report was released at a public event at the Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library in downtown Silver Spring.

View the report.

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