Friday, December 24, 2010

The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission will be awarded $800,000. This project will develop a corridor action plan for the southern end of the Green Line of the metropolitan Washington, DC rail transit system. This plan will prepare for the expansion of the corridor around the existing transit stations in Prince Georges County. The plan will assess existing conditions (including quality of life), establish market-driven strategies, and prepare a phased implementation program for transit-oriented development at the four Metro stations. A goal is to attract new federal and spin-off office tenants and mixed-income housing, facilitated by an efficient and effective multimodal transportation system.
Anticipated Project Benefits:
  • Project will increase residential and commercial development around existing light-rail transit stations, and attract federal and other jobs to the area.
Project Highlights:
  • CREATE LOCATION-EFFICIENT, INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES: Project will foster transit-oriented development including affordable housing units around existing transit stations.
  • STRENGTHEN LOCAL ECONOMIES: Funding will allow for planning to attract federal and related jobs and catalyze new growth around underutilized transit stations.