Media Coverage

August 31, 2017

Knaap: Need a Compelling Vision for Maryland in 21st Century

National Center for Smart Growth
In an August 31 Washington Post op-ed, NCSG Director, Gerrit Knaap, outlines the need for a compelling vision for growth in the State of Maryland. Knaap makes the case for an update to Maryland’s 20-year- old smart growth law.
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February 18, 2017

For Low-Income Communities, the Purple Line is an Opportunity and a Threat

Washington Post, Luz Lazo
There’s no luxury in the garden-style apartments of Langley Park, Md. But with rents averaging $1,300 a month for two bedrooms, they offer residents modest living in the heart of a vibrant Latino enclave, with easy access to 11 bus lines.
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January 24, 2017

Report: Purple Line Threatens Affordable Housing in Langley Park

Washington Post,Katherine Shaver
Unless steps are taken to preserve affordable housing, low-income residents in Langley Park could be priced out of their homes as rents rise when two planned Purple Line stations are built in the area, according to a new report from University of Maryland researchers and an immigrant advocacy group.
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November 28, 2016

Suburbs seeking transit look for says to keep residents from being priced out

Washington Post,Katherine Shaver
Our efforts to foster equitable development along the Purple Line were featured in the Washington Post.
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March 1, 2015

Purple Line Economic Impact Report

With Purple Line decision looming, county officials tout economic benefits.
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