2019 PLCC Stakeholder Workshop

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

Speakers included:

    • 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.

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Purple Line Corridor Community Development Agreement Launch

Tuesday, November 28, 2017  |  9:30-11:00 am
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20740
Terrapin Ballroom, Lobby Level
Doors open at 9:00am.  Reception follows immediately.
This event is free but space is limited. Please register by November 27, 2017.
Hosted by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth, this event will bring together the region’s leaders and representatives of public, private and community stakeholders to sign and launch Pathways to Opportunity: A Community Development Agreement for the Purple Line Corridor. Join us in our work to stimulate innovative collaboration, focus community investment, and plan beyond the tracks.


  • 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.

PLCC Leadership and Planning Group

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Leveraging the Purple Line: Lessons from Around the Country

CohnReznick, Bethesda, Maryland
Organized by Montgomery Housing Partnership, this forum began with Dr. Gerrit Knaap (NCSG) highlighting demographics of the Purple Line Corridor and the goals of the PLCC.  Participants also heard from speakers about strategies used in Seattle, Atlanta, Denver and other locations to support communities.
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Community Development Agreement Workshop Part 2


Felegy Elementary School, Hyattsville, Maryland

Part two of these sequential workshops brought more than 150 stakeholder organizations from Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties together to identify and prioritize specific action items for each strategy and goal of the Purple Line Corridor Community Development Agreement, a shared commitment to leverage the maximum benefits of the transit investment for all who live work and invest in the corridor.

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