In 2011, The College Park City-University Partnership (The Partnership) launched the University District Vision 2020, which was supported by the Mayor and City Council and the President of the University of Maryland. The initiative focused on five key strategy areas: Housing and Development; Transportation; Public Safety; Education; and Sustainability. The Partnership established metrics to track progress in each strategy area. In 2019-2020, the Partnership launched a planning process to establish goals and strategies for the next decade.
DATA AND RESEARCH
As part of this “Vision 2030,” U3 Advisors examined progress across the Vision 2020 metrics, as well as other key trends that have occurred within each strategy area between 2011 and 2019 and provided research on comparison cities.
Between November 25th and March 6th The Partnership held eight engagement sessions with Key Stakeholders – three general, and one for each strategy area.
Participants reflected on data/trends, discussed progress made, and developed possible future goals and strategies. Following the stakeholder engagement sessions, the Partnership worked to translate stakeholder feedback and ideas into a new vision. This Vision 2030 reflects the work of many stakeholders.
Watch the formal endorsement of the University Community Vision 2030 by State Senator Jim Rosapepe, Delegates Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Ben Barnes, Mary Lehman, (District 21) County Councilmembers Tom Dernoga and Dannielle Glaros, who joined the former Mayor of College Park and University of Maryland President Darryll Pines in endorsing the University Community Vision 2030 on February 8, 2021.