Placemaking Pilot Projects

  1. Project Description
  2. Suitland
  3. Riverdale
  4. Largo
  5. Contact Us

One of the County’s goals is to create walkable places that enable social interaction and reflect community character; preserve and promote our cultural, historic, and rural resources to celebrate our heritage; and encourage new investment.

The Planning Department is exploring the use of placemaking strategies to highlight the diverse and distinct neighborhoods in the County and promote local arts and culture that define Choice Communities.  With the assistance of the Better Block Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that specializes in reshaping and reactivating the built environment, the Planning Department will host placemaking events, focusing initially in three development centers designated by Plan 2035 - Suitland, Riverdale, and Largo.  This pilot series prioritizes building partnerships with local community stakeholders, strengthening interagency collaboration, and learning from hands-on demonstrations. It is the goal that these efforts will play a key role in cultivating iconic destinations for people to live, work, play, and invest.

To learn more about Plan 2035, visit

To learn more about the Better Block Foundation, visit

Placemaking Suitland
Placemaking Suitland
Placemaking Suitland
Placemaking Suitland