Coalition for Smarter Growth will be hosting a series of courageous conversations on housing, land use, and the history of redlining and segregation in Montgomery County August 15, 22 & 29. Learn more here.
The powerpoint slides presented at the webinar are available here: PLCC Small Business Webinar Final
PLCC Small Business Webinar Recording
Friday, May 1, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 613 423 0297
Are you having trouble qualifying or applying for the PPP or other COVID-19 business programs in Prince George’s County? The Purple Line Corridor Coalition would like to help you navigate these programs.
Manuel Ochoa, Principal, Ochoa Urban Collaborative
Javier Rivas, Program Manager, LEDC
Mark Wells, Business Consultant,
This webinar is hosted by the Purple Line Corridor Coalition, a multi-sector collaborative led and administered by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) in partnership with a coalition of community organizations, state and local governments, nonprofits, philanthropies, and businesses. PLCC led the creation of the Community Development Agreement for the Purple Line Corridor which articulates a shared vision for vibrant economic and community development along the 16-mile corridor.
Friday, March 22, 2019 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
3835 Campus Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Hosted by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth, host of the PLCC, this event brought together 100 PLCC members and partners representing public, private and community stakeholders for the first annual progress meeting, since the signing of the Purple Line Community Development Agreement (CDA) in late 2017, to take stock, look ahead and organize for PLCC’s future collective work.
The agenda was designed to help PLCC and partners:
- Assess progress toward the goals since the 2017 CDA signing event
- Review current conditions in the Purple Line corridor
- Continue to align our efforts and find synergies
- Develop a collective work plan for moving forward
- County Executive Marc Elrich, Montgomery County
- Floyd Holt, Office of Prince George’s County Executive
- Mike Madden, MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
- Fred Craig, Purple Line Transit Partners
- Celeste James, Kaiser Permanente
- David Bowers, Enterprise Community Partners
- Gerrit Knaap, National Center for Smart Growth, UMD
A full set of presentation slides from the event can be viewed here.
The afternoon program engaged participants in breakout discussions around each of the four community development goals to identify key priorities and next steps to advance the Purple Line Community Development Agreement.
- Housing: Housing Opportunities for All Income Levels
- Small Business: Small Business Preservation & Sustainability
- Workforce: Thriving Labor Market and Effective Workforce Development
- Neighborhoods/Community: Vibrant, Thriving Neighborhoods that Preserve Culture and Character
PLCC looks forward to engaging additional stakeholders as our work expands in each of these goal areas.
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20740
Doors open at 9:00am. Reception follows immediately.
This event is free but space is limited. Please register by November 27, 2017.
- University of Maryland President Wallace Loh
- County Executive Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County
- County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery County
- Purple Line Corridor Coalition Partners
With the Purple Line transit project already underway, we must take steps now to fully realize the benefits of this massive transit investment. The Agreement will shape efforts to create and sustain a unique transit corridor and serve as a national model for purposeful and committed community development. Learn More.
Endorsements for the Agreement show strong support and commitment for this shared vision. Click here to endorse the Agreement and help work toward this shared vision. Endorse by November 17 to be included in program materials.
The agreement was created through an extensive stakeholder engagement process led by the Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC), a collaborative formed in 2013 among local government, community and nonprofit organizations, business and anchor institutions and administered by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth. We are grateful to our leading partners – Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., CASA, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission – for their commitment and collaborative spirit.