A new sector plan is underway for the communities that surround two planned Purple Line stations - East Riverdale and Beacon Heights. Here are the key facts to know:
Where - The plan area covers approximately two square miles and includes portions of Riverdale Park and several unincorporated communities - Riverdale Heights, Templeton Knolls, Crestwood, Eastpines, and Beacon Heights.
Why - The plan will develop a strategic framework that will evaluate and prioritize needed transportation and environmental enhancements to position the area to best capitalize on the opportunities that the new Purple Line stations will provide for redevelopment, revitalization, and overall community improvement. The plan will build on a number of key studies, local efforts, and past plans.
What - The plan will strive to recommend policies and specific strategies to build, protect, and sustain thriving neighborhoods and community assets. It will seek to preserve the diversity of cultures in the sector plan area, particularly as market and development changes intensify and foster diverse, resilient, and safe neighborhoods distinguished by enhanced recreational opportunities, connectivity, and accessibility.
How - The plan will be a collaborative involving the Prince George's County Planning Department, the Town of Riverdale Park, residents, business and property owners within the sector plan area, county and state agencies, and local nonprofits and institutions.