DesignDC Offers Planners More Perspectives

DesignDC, the annual conference of the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, offered sessions earlier this month on equitable development, housing affordability, and the consideration of women in urban design.

Study Launches to Improve Pedestrian Safety at Prince George’s Plaza

The Prince George’s Plaza Station Pedestrian Safety and Access Study, launched September 11, will provide detailed recommendations and implementation measures to enhance the area for non-motorized users.

Old Town is New Again with Arts Scene

Buildings in Hyattsville

Arts District Hyattsville is part of the Gateway Arts District, where public art abounds, new businesses are flourishing, and the community is growing. Two new townhome complexes—The Bristol and the Calvin II—are already sold out.

Cheverly Draws D.C. Commuters with Small-Town Feel

STEM students play lacrosse in Cheverly

Cheverly embraces its small-town feel—the 1.35-square-mile area is mostly residential. This zoning mimics most of the surrounding area. The 2017 Preliminary Greater Cheverly Sector Plan states that 32 percent of the greater area (2,507 acres) is residential, and 87 percent of those homes are single-family residences.