|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!
PLCC held a successful annual meeting on November 17, 2020, with over 130 people in attendance. We heard from elected officials, local residents and business owners, nonprofit service providers and more about how we can continue working together to make the Purple Line a place of equity and opportunity after an incredibly challenging year.
We left the meeting energized and optimistic about what we can make happen in 2021.
In case you missed it, feel free to check out slides and watch segments of the meeting below
And please be sure to check out PLCC’s 2020 progress report, which includes much more detail about coalition work along the corridor!
WATCH the full meeting here. Time marks below:
- 00:00:12 – Welcome remarks from Maryland State Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins
- 00:03:15 — Welcome remarks from Prince George’s County Councilmember Deni Taveras
- 00:07:18 – Purple Line: Where are we? Where are we headed? Gerrit Knaap, Director, National Center for Smart Growth and Co-chair, PLCC Steering Committee; Sheila Somashekhar, PLCC Director
- 00:22:37 – Remarks from Isaías Portillo, Resident of the corridor and grassroots activist
- 00:26:52 – Panel: Forging ahead in challenging times: action along the corridor. Panelists included:
– Marla Bilonick, Executive Director and CEO, Latino Economic Development Corporation
– Jorge Benitez-Perez, Organizer, CASA
– Pat Parker, Executive Director, Central Kenilworth Revitalization Corporation
– Lisa Butler McDougal, President, Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc. (SEED)
– Moderator: David Bowers, Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners
- 01:09:45 – Remarks, Lene Tsegaye, owner of Kefa Café
- 1:19 – Key Elements of National Center for Smart Growth’s FTA/MTA grant and breakout discussion takeaways
- 1:38 – Closing remarks from Prince George’s County Council Member Dannielle Glaros