PLCC: Community Compact
|Pursuing a common vision and strategy for community and economic development in the Purple Line Corridor
Purple Line Community Compact Process
The Purple Line Community Compact will articulate a collective vision for vibrant economic and community development along the 16-mile corridor, strategies to achieve that vision and a commitment by a variety of project stakeholders. It represents an opportunity to leverage the Purple Line investment to achieve benefits throughout the communities along its route, including:
Capturing the benefits of transit investments requires coordination and cooperation by a broad group of stakeholders. In summer 2014, officials from the State of Maryland, Montgomery and Prince George’s County joined forces with the Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC) and stakeholders to develop a Purple Line Community Compact. In the Fall and Winter of 2014, PLCC members and more than 300 leaders from communities, businesses and local governments in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and state agencies engaged in a transparent and inclusive dialog, set goals and made commitments as part of the compact process. Our joint commitment offers the opportunity to truly maximize a return on this important investment.
As of March 2015, the draft compact work is on temporary hold while reviews and decisions are being made at the state level about the Purple Line. The PLCC understands that there may be changes to the project schedule and scope, and that the Administration may have new ideas about how the Purple Line can further social and economic goals. As we have conveyed to the Governor, when the administration is ready to proceed, the Purple Line Corridor Coalition, which has a proven record of forging concensus, is ready to work with the administration.
Join Us: The Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC), which represents communities, public institutions, community organizations and businesses across the Purple Line Corridor, invites leaders to join us for a two-part workshop this fall to identify common goals and priorities for the Purple Line Community Compact, a shared commitment to support communities along the corridor.
Who Should Attend: Leaders from local and state government, community organizations, civic associations, chambers of commerce, business and merchant associations, design and development firms, philanthropic organizations, faith communities, neighborhood groups, tenant associations, and others with significant interest in the health and vitality of the Purple Line corridor.
Space is limited. Please limit the number of attendees from any one organization to two or three representatives.
At the Workshops:
Other Questions: The Community Compact workshops will focus on community and economic development in the region. For other questions about the Purple Line Light Rail plans, visit the Maryland Transit Administration.
A community Compact is a written but not legally binding document that articulates a vision for the future, a strategy for achieving that vision, and a commitment of its signatories to taking actions toward the vision. When prepared in advance of a major investment in light rail transit, community compacts often include commitments to preserving affordable housing, supporting small businesses during and after construction, connecting workers with jobs, and working to create vibrant, sustainable, and equitable communities. Community Compacts are typically signed by elected and appointed government officials; leaders of community, business, and labor organizations; and representatives of key public and private institutions. Community compacts are not an end in themselves, but set the framework for future steps towards implementation by signatory organizations.
PLCC Letter to Governor Hogan