Crownsville – The addition of Brentwood and Langley Park in Prince George’s County bring the number of Sustainable Communities in Maryland to 66.
Each Sustainable Community has developed, and committed to a revitalization and reinvestment plan that will support principles of sustainability.
Principles of sustainability, as defined in the 2010 Sustainable Communities Act are places where public and private investments and partnerships achieve:
- Development of a healthy local economy;
- Protection and appreciation of historical and cultural resources;
- A mix of land uses;
- Affordable and sustainable housing, and employment options;
- Growth and development practices that protect the environment and conserve air, water and energy resources, encourage walkability and recreational opportunities, and where available, create access to transit.
Langley Park and the Town of Brentwood were approved at the Smart Growth Subcabinet meeting on March 19. Continue reading