|September 28 Release Event|
Purple Line Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Strategy
The Purple Line Corridor Coalition and the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland are pleased to invite you to the release of a comprehensive set of strategies to drive equitable development along the Purple Line. “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.
Please Join Us:
Wednesday, September 28
Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library
900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
(outside where the Purple Line will run under the library)
9:30a Light refreshments
Please RSVP here.
We look forward to seeing you!
On June 3, PLCC held “Equitable Housing: Tackling Challenges & Moving Forward,” an event that explored solutions to advance equitable housing along the Purple Line Corridor.
If you were unable to make it, you can view the recording here. Please feel free to share this information with colleagues. Thank you!
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Individual presentations are also available below.
PLCC held its 2021 annual meeting on November 17. In case you missed it, the recording is now available. Over 100 attendees joined us to hear from peers working on the ground to ensure housing stability, economic vitality, and neighborhood livability in the communities along the transit line. Thanks to all who attended, and stay tuned for more ways to engage with us!
On May 13, 2021, developers from around the region participated in a discussion about one of PLCC’s most pressing issues: how to create and preserve affordable housing in the the face of rising property values along the Purple Line. The event brought together county officials, funders, developers, and housing experts for a comprehensive conversation about what’s needed to create new affordable units.
The even featured:
→ A tour of Purple Line stations by Ralph Bennett, board president of Purple Line NOW.
→Presentations by the directors Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties’ housing development agencies about resources for affordable housing development.
→A discussion of financing sources from Enterprise Community Partners and the National Housing Trust.
→Profiles of neighborhoods and sites in the corridor that are ideal candidates for affordable housing.
→A presentation of the Villas at Langley, the apartment complex in Langley Park recently acquired by Jair Lynch.
The event was facilitated by the Housing Accelerator Action Team, a collaboration between the region’s housing agencies, housing nonprofits, and community organizations working together to realize the recommendations in the PLCC Housing Action Plan.
Materials from the event are available below.
A Quick Stations Tour of the Purple Line, Ralph Bennett of Purple Line Now
Advancing Affordable Housing in Prince George’s County, Director Aspasia Xypolia, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development
Catalytic Financing to Support Affordable Housing, Kladé Hare of National Housing Trust and Sharon Bollers of Enterprise Community Partners
Case Study: A Commitment in Langley Park, Phuc D. Tran of Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners