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February 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2016
Contact: Porlan Cunningham, M-NCPPC Public Affairs, 301-952-3038
TTY: 301-952-4366

 

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO HOLD MULTI-DAY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP FOR EAST RIVERDALE AND BEACON HEIGHTS SECTOR PLAN

Input Needed to Revitalize Community


Upper Marlboro, MD -- A new sector plan for the East Riverdale and Beacon Heights area in Prince George’s County is currently underway. The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will hold a multi-day community workshop (charrette) March 7-10, 2016 as part of the process to develop a new sector plan for this area in the County. Join us and help to identify issues, priorities, create a roadmap for future solutions and mobilize resources for this area! Residents and stakeholders are highly encouraged to attend all events to give input on how to create a more thriving and viable community. The multi-day workshop will consist of:

Event Date and Time
Location
Open House
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
March 7, 2016
M-NCPPC Parks and Recreation,
Administration Building,
6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737

Public Presentation and Input Meeting

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
March 7, 2016
M-NCPPC Parks and Recreation,
Administration Building,
6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737
Community Drop-in
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
March 9, 2016
St. Bernard Church,
Gymnasium - Annex,
5811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, MD 20737
Public Presentation and Input Meeting 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
March 10, 2016
M-NCPPC Parks and Recreation,
Administration Building,
6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737

The proposed sector plan will guide a strategic plan of action addressing a range of issues including: land use, economic prosperity, transportation and mobility, natural and built environment, housing and neighborhoods, healthy communities, public facilities, and community heritage, culture and design.

The sector plan will be used to help determine future growth and development in the area, which is bounded by the Anacostia River Stream Valley Park and east branch of the Anacostia River to the west, Greenbelt National Park to the north, Veteran’s Parkway to the east, and the neighborhoods of Riverdale Heights, Riverdale Hills, Crestwood, Templeton Knolls, Eastpines, and Beacon Heights to the south. The area also contains two potential Purple Line stations.

All scheduled events are free and open to the public. Join us. For more information, visit: www.pgplanning.org/ERBH.htm.



About the Prince George’s County Planning Department

The Prince George’s Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is responsible for preserving, protecting, and managing the County’s resources through high-quality planning services and growth management guidance. Visit our website, www.pgplanning.org, to learn how you can become engaged in shaping the future of your community.


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