Counties Invited to Attend Launch of Purple Line Community Development Agreement

The National Center for Smart Growth is hosting an event to launch the Purple Line Community Development Agreement. The event will take place from 9:30 am – 11:00 am on November 28, 2017, at The Hotel at the University of Maryland (7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20740).

Attendance and parking are free but you must register as space is limited. Registrations are due by November 17. Coffee and check-in begin at 9:00 am.

From an email announcement about the event:

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 consider how your organization can play a role in achieving this shared vision.


  • 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.  This shared commitment will shape efforts to create and sustain a unique transit corridor for decades and serve as a national model for purposeful and committed community development.  Our work is guided by the following goals:

  • Support and grow local businesses
  • Build a thriving labor market
  • Ensure housing choices for all
  • Support vibrant, sustainable communities

Useful Links

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Purple Line Corridor Coalition Website

National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education Website