Maryland

Known nationally as an innovator in smart growth and environmental protection, Maryland has many opportunities for improved transportation, land use and equitable development policies.

In Maryland, the Coalition for Smarter Growth focuses on Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. We advocate for transit-oriented neighborhoods where people can walk, bicycle and take transit between home, work and play, the new transit investments to support these communities, and affordable housing linked to transit.

Latest Happenings


RISE Prince George’s January Meeting: What’s going on at the County Council?

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Thanks to all who came to our January meeting! We caught up on what’s happening with the new County Council and how we aim to advance our priorities this year! We also discussed our top issues: transit-oriented development & zoning, complete streets, better transit, and housing opportunities for all.
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Join Montgomery for All!

Join Montgomery for All!

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Last week, CSG’s grassroots team Montgomery for All kicked off a year of action with a gathering at Montgomery County’s first tiny house. If you are passionate about housing, land use, and transportation, and live or work in Montgomery County, join us!
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TESTIMONY: Support co-locating affordable housing on public land

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CSG strongly supports this bill, which will ensure the county is doing its due diligence to pursue opportunities to build affordable housing on public land, and with opportunities for input from the public and the Council.
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LETTER: Oppose MC/PG 104-23 and MC/PG 105-23

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We are writing to express our strong opposition to bills MC/PG 104-23 and 105-23. Both bills would reduce the oversight and appointment powers of the County Council, granting control over critical Planning Board appointments to a single individual, the County Executive, rather than the eleven members of the Council.
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TESTIMONY: Support eliminating parking requirements near transit

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I am speaking on behalf of the Coalition for Smarter Growth in support of Bill 106-23 to eliminate parking requirements within a quarter-mile radius of Metro and Purple Line stations.
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