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  • 1. The Businesses of Langley Park The impact of the sector plan, and alternatives The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 2. Business as the Pulse of a Neighborhood• The TLC preliminary sector plan places due importance on the Economic development of the neighborhood.• The Ethnic nature of the businesses.• The importance of TOD to businesses.• Place making for business. The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 3. Predecessors The Takoma/Langley Crossroads Preliminary Sector PlanA predecessor to the TLC Sector Plan, the 2002 ‘Prince George’s County Approved General Plan’ lists one of its goals as ‘Maintain traffic volume by encouraging alternative forms of transportation’ . This is a theme that continues in the TLC Sector PlanBut one may askWhy?And to Where? The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 4. Predecessors….Another predecessor, International Corridor Community Legacy Plan of 2003 makes the recommendation, ‘ Improve the physical image of the ICCLA’ ,‘Make the corridor pedestrian friendly’ and ‘Promote business and commercial interests within the area’ The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 5. Existing Conditions• Strong Minority and immigrant presence• Densely populated• Multinational cultural ties• Incongruity of physical space to socio- cultural reality• Dissected by arterials• Outdated Euclidian zoning• Bad reputation• Immense potential for mixed-use development. The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 6. Opportunities based on Existing Conditions• Potential evolution of an already strong commercial core• Appetite for change and development• Demand for transit alternatives• Urbanize the suburb• Reorganize and reorder traffic, both,Pass through traffic and local traffic The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 7. Vision of the TLC plan•The vision for the Takoma/Langley Transit OrientedCrossroads sector plan area is tothat of a transit oriented and VIBRANTFriendly Pedestrianpedestrian-friendly community•Acknowledge the diversity of the SAFEexisting and future residents of theNeighborhood• A neighborhood that issafe, vibrant, and has an aesthetic ofappeal such that it encouragesresidents to safely walk to their Placedestinations The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 8. TLC Plan Policies & Strategies (for Business and Economic Development)Policy-Quality Commercial Design with TOD principlesStrategy- Mixed-use development Appropriate Massing Workforce Appropriate housingPolicy- Avoid Standalone commercial buildings surrounded by parkingStrategy-Mixed-use mid-rise medium density Small Ground floor retail Locate businesses based on their orient i.e. Local and regional The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 9. Policies & Strategies…Policy-Density recommendations to allow TOD and mixed-use developmentStrategy- Inclusion of workforce housingPolicy- Avoid Standalone commercial buildings surrounded by parkingStrategy-Mixed-use mid-rise medium density Small Ground floor retail Locate businesses based on their orient i.e. Local and regional The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 10. Alternatives…The Plan, like many of its predecessors is well intentioned, but some of the strategies are very limited and narrow. The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 11. So what will sustain the TLC businesses?• Place making• Affordable housing• Workforce Housing• Capital Infusion The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 12. Langley Park Plaza Mall: The Focal point of Business The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 13. Placemaking The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 14. So what makes Place…? The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 15. Its usually Architecture The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 16. A model for PlacePienza The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 17. PienzaThe Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 18. The Heart of TLC today The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 19. In Summary The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 20. The Solution The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 21. A view of possibilities The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 22. Other Strategies For People to Rent ….AND BUY• Affordable housing Based on Transit Oriented Development i.e. a new Paradigm Mixed Income All workforce• Workforce Housing Zip code finance Identify Entrepreneurs• Capital Infusion Incentivize Small Business The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 23. Strategies applied to a new situation The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 24. Need a Better Place The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala
  • 25. Questions, Comments and Critiques ? Thank You The Businesses of Langley Park Zubin Adrianvala