Edmonston Economic Development Strategy
Applied for by the Town of Edmonston, this economic development strategy will help the community to identify existing assets, develop a vision and goals, identify funding and collaboration opportunities, and leverage resources from various entities to meet plan objectives. Specifically, the strategy will work to implement the Economic Prosperity goal and policies of the 2014 Approved Plan Prince George’s 2035 General Plan and the Economic Development goals, objectives, and policies of the 2009 Approved Port Towns Sector Plan with a focus on business retention, expansion and recruitment, competitive positioning, economic diversification and resilience, and livability. This work will help in informing the town’s future grant applications, partnerships with various County, state and federal agencies, and with the overall process of developing a path toward greater economic vitality for the community.
The research portion of the project began in October, 2021.
On August 25, the Community Planning Division staff held a walking tour in the Town of Edmonston Economic Development Strategy project area. Participants wore masks and practiced social distancing. During the tour, Mayor Tracy Gant, Elizabeth McCauley, Ward 1 Councilwoman, and Rod Barnes, Town Administrator, discussed and shared information with the consultants and staff.
In addition, the consultants and staff were briefed at two locations by local business owners. One of the business owners shared his vision for redevelopment of his property, currently a Go-Kart Track, located along the MD 201 (Kenilworth Avenue) corridor.
|Planning Board Approval||May 13, 2021|
|Kickoff Meeting||August 2, 2021|
|Walking Tour||August 25, 2021|
|Work Session I||November 2021|
|Community Workshop I||January 2022|
|Work Session II||March 2022|
|Community Workshop II||May 2022|
|Project Completion and Final Report||Summer 2022|