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1 PORT TOWNS SECTOR PLAN and Sectional Map Amendment CHARRETTE PRESENTATION ON PROGRESS TO DATE June 30, 2008

2 Port Towns Sector Boundary Cottage City Colmar Manor Edmonston Bladensburg

3 What is a Sector Plan? Bladensburg Town Center Sector Plan and SMA A written report that identifies how an area of Prince George s County could develop in the future.

4 Sectional Map Amendment Changes existing zoning to implement the vision

5 Port Towns Opportunities Build on Port Towns strengths to create a Sector Plan that will: Enhance the area s economic growth Improve community appearance and safety Improve access Build on opportunities created by the river Enhance community wellness throughout the Port Towns

6 Your Vision for the Port Towns A real town / the small towns on the river A place of health, wellness and livability A place filled with history: many stories to tell a destination An employment hub A community that maintains and celebrates its diversity A safe and pleasant place to walk, bike and recreate

7 Charrette Summary Day 1: First Night Workshop

8 Days 2-5: Charrette Summary Plan Development with Stakeholder Input

9 Days 2-5: Charrette Summary Plan Development with Stakeholder Input

10 Urban Design and Land Use - Overall Concept - Focus Areas Transportation Environment and Health History Community Concerns Next Steps / Implementation Today s Presentation

11 Urban Design What we heard from you... Create a plan that ties together all four Port Towns Reinforce the individual identity of each town Establish a center for the Port Towns near the river Provide low- to moderate-density, with higher density in selected areas

12 Urban Design What we did... Illustrative Plan Overall Land Use Concept Focus Area Concepts

13 Urban Design: Illustrative Plan

14 Urban Design: Overall Land Use Concept

15 Urban Design : Streetscapes

16 Urban Design : Neighborhood Conservation

17 Urban Design : Neighborhood Conservation

18 Urban Design: Focus Areas Edmonston - North Bladensburg Road Port Towns Center Edmonston Annapolis Road

19 Urban Design: Port Towns Center

20 Urban Design: Port Towns Center

21 Urban Design: Port Towns Center

22 Urban Design: Port Towns Center Center of the Port Towns Mixed use overlooking waterfront park Higher density Reconfigured Peace Cross area Improved gateways / access to river Family entertainment Environmental education center Architectural style appropriate to existing historic structures

23 Urban Design: Port Towns Center

24 Urban Design: Port Towns Center

25 Urban Design: Bladensburg Road Riverfront mixed use Incorporate Port Towns Riverview as part of center Urban boulevard with low, medium and higher density mixed use Lower density on Cottage City side Medium density on Colmar Manor side Town green Townhouse transitions to existing residential

26 Urban Design: Bladensburg Road Potential long-range MARC station location Medium- to high-density mixed use on Cottage City side Structured parking for MARC station and mixed use on Cottage City side Medium- and low-density residential transition to existing neighborhood Mt. Rainier side of railroad: low-density mixed use and surface parking

27 Urban Design: Bladensburg Road

28 Urban Design: Edmonston

29 Urban Design: Edmonston A town center for Edmonston Low-density mixed use Single-family and medium-density residential Civic uses Town green Upgraded Edmonston Road Low-density urban retail on Kenilworth Avenue

30 Urban Design: Edmonston

31 Urban Design: Kenilworth Avenue

32 Urban Design: Edmonston - North

33 Urban Design: Edmonston - North Mixed use and townhouses along Decatur Street and 46 th Avenue Existing park as part of mixed use complex Industrial traffic limited through neighborhood Industrial preservation and greening Mixed-use workshop industrial structures Stormwater management

34 Urban Design: Edmonston - North

35 Urban Design: Edmonston - North

36 Urban Design: Annapolis Road

37 Urban Design: Annapolis Road Medium- and higher-density mixed use Restaurants to complement Publick Playhouse Reconfigured intersection that allows for additional open space and development

38 Urban Design: Annapolis Road

39 Urban Design: Town-by-Town Summary BLADENSBURG

40 Urban Design: Town-by-Town Summary COTTAGE CITY COLMAR MANOR

41 Urban Design: Town-by-Town Summary EDMONSTON

42 Transportation What we heard from you... Create a walkable community Improve and expand bus transit Reconfigure Peace Cross intersection Expand trail connections Improve access to the river

43 Transportation CIRCULATION

44 Transportation TRANSIT

45 Transportation: Pedestrian Pedestrian countdown signals at intersections Medians on MD 450, MD 202 and MD 201 with enough width for pedestrian refuge Sidewalks on Edmonston Road and MD 201; fill in missing sections on all major roadways Redesign pedestrian tunnels on MD 450 under MD 201 (currently dark, perceived as unsafe)

46 Transportation : Pedestrian Tunnels

47 Transportation: Transit Shorter bus headways Local shuttle to provide service within Port Towns and to Landover, Cheverly and Hyattsville Additional bus shelters Possible future MARC station

48 Transportation: Roadways Widen Edmonston Road to a minimum three lanes - two travel lanes, one center turn lane - additional turn lanes possible at major intersections Improve MD 450 and MD 201 roadways - provide medians and turn lanes, as needed Redesign Peace Cross as Tee intersection and provide two-way traffic on Alternate US1 along waterfront Redesign MD 450 / MD 202 intersection

49 What we heard from you... Environment and Health Port Towns extensive natural environment provides a dynamic and sustainable framework for redevelopment Improve pedestrian accessibility to existing open spaces and regional trails Develop a comprehensive restoration plan for Anacostia River and its tributaries Increase both active and passive recreation activities along the river Create green streets and boulevards with pedestrian and bike trails

50 What we heard from you... Environment and Health Expand the open space system to include key unprotected parcels Encourage green design principles in all redevelopment - green roof - regional stormwater management - local materials - daylighting existing streams - water conservation - wetland construction in key locations Establish new civic open spaces

51 Environment and Health: Natural Systems WATER, WETLANDS, WOODLANDS AND PARKS

52 Environment and Health: Natural Systems WATERSHEDS AND TOPOGRAPHIC FEATURES

53 Environment and Health: Natural Systems LINKAGE AND RESTORATION OPPORTUNITIES

54 Environment and Health: Built Systems GREENING OPPORTUNITIES

55 Environment and Health : Green Industry

56 Environment and Health: Trails & Bikeways

57 Environment and Health: Green Linkages

58 Environment and Health : Healthy Lifestyles

59 Environment and Health: Soccer Fields

60 History What we heard from you... Highlight and connect Port Towns historic resources Tell the story of Port Towns history and Battle of Bladensburg Leverage money available for historic preservation and interpretation Define interpretive trails and concepts Identify potential locations for interpretation (indoor / outdoor)

61 History: Interpretive Trails

62 Community Concerns TRANSPORTATION - Pedestrian safety sidewalks / crosswalks / lighting - Inadequate transportation options COMMUNITY IMAGE - Cleanliness trash and Illegal dumping - Abandoned vehicles SOCIAL ISSUES - Public safety - Youth crime and violence - Inadequate youth programs and activities - Unhealthy food options - Job opportunities

63 Community Concerns COMMUNITY FACILTIES - Schools age and capacity - Lack of community gardens HOUSING - Lack of affordable housing - Foreclosures / abandoned housing - Overcrowded housing - Inadequate home repair programs

64 Next Steps: This Summer 1. Community walk-throughs 2. Priority projects and responsible parties 3. Phasing plan 4. Public facilities recommendations 5. Funding strategies 6. Policy recommendations

65 Next Steps: Short-Term Actions Address key maintenance issues Provide assistance and advice on housing foreclosures Identify first phase of sidewalk and bus stop improvements Improve Dueling Creek Park (cleanup, interpretation) Designate plan champion(s) Develop a Battle of Bladensburg scope and budget Identify strategy to advance Port Towns Riverview project Plan field enhancements to Anacostia River Stream Valley Park

66 January May 2008 Pre-Planning and Community Outreach Next Steps April September 2008 May 2008 Plan Initiation Public Workshops and Community Input This Week June 2008 Charrette May September 2008 Plan Preparation December 2008 Permission to Print March 2009 Joint Public Hearing

67 Next Steps POST-CHARRETTE PRESENTATION Wednesday, September 17 Publick Playhouse (Bladensburg)

68 Sector Plan Web Site

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