The Purple Line Corridor Community Development Agreement Launch Event

Join regional leaders and representatives of public, private and community stakeholders in a catalytic moment as they commit to create pathways to opportunity for all who work, live and invest in corridor 

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Nov. 27, 2017 – The Purple Line represents a catalytic moment to create pathways to opportunity for all who work, live and invest in the corridor. Hosted by the University of Maryland's National Center for Smart Growth, the Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC) event will bring together the region's leaders and public, private and community stakeholders to sign and launch Pathways to Opportunity: A Community Development Agreement for the Purple Line Corridor.   
 
The agreement was created through an open, inclusive stakeholder process, led by PLCC over several years, which engaged more than 300 residents, business owners, property owners, nonprofit leaders and public officials. The agreement articulates a collective vision for equitable economic and community development along the corridor and advances strategies to achieve that vision through the pursuit of four shared goals: 1) Support and grow local businesses; 2) Build a thriving labor market; 3) Ensure housing choices for all; 4) Support vibrant, sustainable communities. 
 
WHAT:   Launch event for The Purple Line Corridor Community Development Agreement  
 
WHERE:  The Hotel at the University of Maryland, 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20740 
 
WHEN:   Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017; 9:30 to 11 a.m. 
 
WHO:  University of Maryland President Wallace Loh County Executive Rushern Baker, Prince George's County County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Gerrit Knaap, Executive Director, National Center for Smart Growth/UMD  County Council Member Dannielle Glaros, Prince George’s County David Bowers, Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA Ralph Bennett, Board President, Purple Line NOW 
 
The Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC) is a public-private-community collaborative guided by the Purple Line Corridor Community Action Agreement and led by the University of Maryland's National Center for Smart Growth in close collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., CASA, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Since its establishment in June 2013, the PLCC has conducted extensive place-based research, created informative graphics and maps and led the creation of the community development agreement. PLCC provides a meeting place for different ideas and perspectives and helps to stimulate innovative collaboration, focus community investment and plan beyond the tracks