Project Goals and Objectives
Significant guidance for these goals and objectives emerged from prior studies within the transit district area, including the 2008 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) conducted for the City of College Park and the 2013 Purple Line TOD Study conducted by M-NCPPC. Additional guidance was obtained from the county’s General Plan policies related to the transit district area, as well as other functional master plans, and input from project staff, key stakeholders, and the general public whom attended the plan’s initial community listening session on May 9th, 2013. The goals for this plan include:
Development Pattern: Promote a sustainable pattern of integrated and coordinated mixed-use development that encourages economic and community vitality and the efficient use of existing and proposed transportation infrastructure and public facilities, while enhancing the quality and character of communities and neighborhoods, and protecting environmentally sensitive lands.
Environmental and Green Infrastructure: Support the transition of the College Park-Riverdale Park Transit District to an attractive, mixed-use, transit-oriented community that incorporates environmentally-sensitive design approaches, maximizes opportunities to improve the environmental setting, and leverages the presence of transit to support development opportunities near existing infrastructure to preserve undeveloped lands within Prince George’s County.
- Transportation Network: Provide a safe, affordable, and accessible multimodal transportation system that promotes transit ridership, maximizes investment in existing and proposed transit facilities and services, and supports municipal and county growth, development, community preservation, and revitalization goals.
- Public Facilities: Provide needed public facilities in locations that efficiently serve the area’s population and promote principles of livable communities.
- Parks and Recreation: Provide needed public facilities in locations that efficiently serve the area’s population, link development and natural areas, and can serve as a major marketing tool to attract new businesses and residents.
- Housing: Incorporate a high-quality mix of residential development that provides a choice of housing types and price points within the transit district.
- Economic Development: Encourage quality economic development at appropriate locations to increase employment opportunities, local incomes, and the tax base within the area.
- Urban Design: Use urban design principles to achieve quality development and a distinct sense of place within the transit district.
- Historic Preservation: Identify and evaluate all historic resources for potential designation as historic sites to recognize their historical, architectural, cultural, or archeological value.
- Implementation: Achieve the community’s vision for this sector plan area.