In September 2016, the City kicked off the rewrite of its Community Sustainability Plan. Updated every five years, the plan lays out the vision and priorities for the City in the upcoming years. After two series of public meetings and lots of work on our end, the draft of the plan is available for review. 

 

The plan in its entirety is attached to this page for review. List any comments you may have, whether they are editorial or content based, in the comment section. Comments will be accepted until Friday, May 5. 

 

There will also be two opportunities to meet with us to discuss the draft. Staff will be at the City Building on Saturday, April 22 at 1 PM. We will also be holding an open house on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 PM at Edward M. Felegy Elementary School . 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Gerbes at kgerbes@hyattsville.org or 301-985-5059. 


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Attachment: Document - Draft Community Sustainability Plan


    Brian Kerkhoven at April 21, 2017 at 3:41pm EDT

    When you say infrastructure, conventional wisdom conjures up thoughts of roads, bridges, sidewalks, bike paths, railroads, etc. But what about what we can’t see? Nowhere in this plan is any mention of improving, or sustaining, the current water and sewer infrastructure, that we can’t see. How many times has Rt 1 been shut down because of a water main burst? How many water lines have burst throughout the city? What shape are our sewers in? Are we another Flint, Michigan waiting to happen? Imagine if the “idea” of water bottle filling stations comes to fruition. It’s a nice idea, I guess, but if the water line is old and corroded, what’s the point? (Needless to say, I have never seen anyone use the water fountain in King Memorial.) If I was a business owner looking to invest or start-up in Hyattsville, the condition of our city’s water, sewer, and electrical infrastructure is critical. Once we know that the water lines, sewer lines, power lines, and telecom are in proper working order, only then can we confidently begin to “sustain” what we have. Or rebuild the roads and sidewalks without having to dig up the new road or bike lane to replace aging “infrastructure.”

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    Brian Kerkhoven at April 21, 2017 at 2:12pm EDT

    I did a quick word search for "train." Specifically, I was hoping to find something addressing the train noise and overgrown rail right-of-way that, unfortunately, defines the Route 1 corridor. Aside from saying it is the railroad owner's responsibility it is disheartening to see no mention of any sort of mitigation strategy. We have a major train line through the heart of our city and it is loud, especially when the trains blow their whistle multiple times. In addition to the noise, it is an eyesore. I am surprised the “apparent” focus of this plan is on sustainability and eco-friendly decrees for future development when we can’t even keep clean the green spaces along the railroad tracks. The cleanliness of the Anacostia watershed is a separate issue, but if we can't beautify what we have, why would anyone want to put a business on Route 1?

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