To build our community means to collaborate, to innovate, and to celebrate the variety of assets Hyattsville offers. We invite you to peruse our ongoing initiatives: building projects, plans, calls, and philosophies.
In no particular order:
- 4314 Farragut Street: Hyattsville CDC came to an agreement that will preserve this contributing historic building for future generations. We have immediately begun work to restore the roof envelope and will start work to renovate the building in short order. We do have plans to house our offices in this location sometime in 2014.
- The Arcade: Construction management for rehabilitation and stabilization work in the 1st phase of renewal for the future Hyattsville Municipal Annex at 4318 Gallatin St
- The Route One Ride Collaborative seeks to increase affordable transit access to the Corridor and promote local business destinations by improving the County’s bus service and route marketing in the Corridor. Three Councilmanic District Offices, DPW&T, ATHA, University of Maryland, and Hyattsville and Gateway CDCs comprise the Collaborative.
- Film Initiative: The creation of a film movement and Independent Film Series partnership
- Gateway Arts District Management Team: Hyattsville CDC works to implement marketing and branding strategies for the Gateway Arts District Management Team. We maintain district certification and manage the online portal MyGatewayArts.org.
- Hyattsville Dining Guide: Launched in Summer 2012, lists over 60 restaurants, bars, and take-outs with places to sit and dine.
- Hyattsville Welcome Guide for New Residents: Launched in Winter 2013, we invite you to use this Guide as an introduction not only to what’s in your neighborhood, but to the rest of the City, as well as online. This guide is in beta.
Missions across Hyattsville
- Fighting for Better Land Uses: The CDC provided expertise, organization, and support to a grassroots campaign preventing construction of a hazardous Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Plant near the West Hyattsville Metro. We are active in preserving our community's interests.
- Supporting Low-Impact Development for West Hyattsville Station: The CDC assists stakeholders and the development community in efforts to realize the eco-friendly, award-winning Transit-Oriented Development Strategy for the West Hyattsville Metro station. View a full list of West Hyattsville metro area milestones here.
- Promoting Metro Access and Safety: Along with local civic groups, the CDC has sought funding sources to construct better public safety infrastructure like pedestrian lighting, call boxes and security cameras for the Hiker/ Biker trails and other access points of the West Hyattsville Metro Station. View our Safety Guide for residents and visitors today.
- Locating the Economic Engine for the Arts District: With the support of the Mayor and Council, the CDC has delivered the first phase of its Economic Development Program: critical Market Studies establishing the feasibility of a restaurant cluster for the downtown Route One Corridor. The CDC also worked and continues to work with developers and small businesses in the creation and prosperity of the mixed-use town center on Route One in the heart of the Gateway Arts District, Arts District Hyattsville.
- Forming Public Arts Partnerships: The CDC continually works with private property owners to facilitate the creation of public art and are currently working with various owners across the Gateway Arts District to organize street art murals and sculptures. Opportunities like these increase the popularity of businesses, invigorate the community with positive change, and foster economic development for the Arts District.
- Maintaining the Momentum for Revitalization: In partnership with the City’s Office of Community Development, local businesses, realtors, and officials: the CDC coordinates broad revitalization efforts and marketing strategies for property owners and businesses in the Arts District.
- Building Local Self-Reliance: The CDC provides training to staff and assists local entrepreneurs with resources and technical assistance as well as placement in area facilities. The CDC creates opportunities for residents to assist neighbors in need, and provides volunteer opportunities.
- If you would like to volunteer, find out more information, or provide assistance, please contact us as we continue our work.