Placemaking Pilot Projects
One of the six guiding principles of the County’s General Plan, Plan 2035, is to create “Choice Communities.” Through placemaking and collaborative engagements, we can support our diverse and distinct communities and create vibrant places for everyone to enjoy.
The Planning Department commissioned the Better Block Foundation to help execute three pilot projects by partnering with local communities and exploring placemaking strategies in their neighborhoods. The pilot projects are focused in three of the County’s designated centers – Suitland, Riverdale, and Largo. These collaborative efforts will play a key role in cultivating iconic destinations for people to live, work, play, and invest.
To learn more about Plan 2035, visit https://planpgc2035.org/.
To learn more about the Better Block Foundation, visit www.betterblock.org.
In partnership with Creative Suitland and building off their transformative placemaking work, Placemaking Suitland will be a 2-day, fun-filled event in April 2022 celebrating the arts and community. The Prince George’s Planning Department, Creative Suitland, and the Better Block Foundation will host a virtual kickoff on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 to share details about the placemaking initiative and ways that participants can help bring the event to life!
Preliminary planning for the Placemaking Riverdale activation is underway. The kickoff event is tentatively scheduled for April 2022. Stay tuned for more details.
More information coming soon....