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January 2013 Open Houses
Participants were asked to provide feedback on the station scenarios below via comment sheets which contained a list of items to be checked for support and numbered for your top three priorities. The Station scenarios, sketch renderings and corresponding comment cards can be viewed below by clicking on the text below.
Southern Green Line Station Scenarios (shown at January 2013 Open Houses)
Naylor Road Station:
Click below for link to News 4 coverage on the Southern Green Line project:
June 2012 Community Meetings
The Southern Green Line project staff and consultants held a series of public meetings in June to share concepts and gather feedback from the community. A project overview was presented with the focus on a different station area at each meeting. The power point presentations from these meetings are available below.
The first link covers project area wide content presented at all three meetings. Station specific content can be found in the links that follow.
We've Changed Our Name!
The Metro Green Line Corridor Action Plan has been renamed the Southern Green Line Station Area Plan. The new name better identifies the location of the project on the southern segment of the Green Line in Prince George's County and reflects a refinement in focus concentrating on the four station areas at Branch Avenue, Suitland, Naylor Road, and Southern Avenue.
Notice of Initiation for a New Sector Plan and Sectional (Zoning) Map Amendment for the Metro Green Line Corridor:
On March 20, 2012, the Prince George's County Council approved Council Resolution CR-10-2012, which authorizes The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to prepare a new sector plan and sectional map amendment (SMA) for the Metro Green Line Corridor. The Council simultaneously approved the goals, concepts, and guidelines and a public participation program for this comprehensive planning project for the Metro Green Line Corridor (Planning Areas 75A and 76A)
Interested citizens are encouraged to participate in public meetings and workshops to be scheduled in the future and advertised through the project contact list and here on the project web site.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES AND PROPERTY OWNERS: The workshops will lead to a public hearing (in approximately one year) by the Prince George's County Council and the Prince George's County Planning Board. This hearing will be important to persons owning land in the area because the plan establishes polices that will help define the type, amount, character, and location of future development. APPROVAL OF A NEW SECTIONAL MAP AMENDMENT COULD RESULT IN THE REZONING OF YOUR PROPERTY, WHICH COULD THEN AFFECT YOUR PROPERTY VALUES AND YOUR TAX LIABILITY.
For additional information, contact M-NCPPC, Prince George's County Planning Department, Community Planning Division, 301-952-3680.
February 11, 2012 Stakeholder Meeting:
Green Line project staff and consultants met with key stakeholders from all four Metro station areas, including business owners, property owners, community and civic association leaders, county and state elected officials, to discuss the potential benefits to be derived from transit oriented development and start a dialogue about the realistic potentials for change in the corridor.
Participants were asked to respond to the following three questions:
Rail~Volution 2011’s Suitland planning workshop (Sunday, October 16, 2011)
Washington D.C. hosted Rail~Volution 2011, an annual national conference focused on creating transit-oriented communities. In coordination with the Metro Green Line Corridor Action Plan process, Suitland had been selected by Rail~Volution’s local host committee as part of the 2011 conference program for an intensive day-long workshop known as a ‘charrette.’ Conference attendees toured Suitland and met with the community to discuss ideas for improving the Metro station and town center area.
Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel Report (ULI TAP) (August 25, 2011)
The objective of ULI Washington’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program is to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice on land use and real estate issues facing public agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Washington Metropolitan area.
The panel stated that substantial change is possible over time with policy and leadership focused on one station, which they suggested should be the Branch Avenue station. In order to guide this process the panel also recommended that a liaison for the Green Line corridor be created in the County Executive’s office. Commending the county’s AAA credit rating, the TAP suggested using the many tools and incentives that the county has at its disposal to partner with the private sector investors, including: