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Prince George's County is rewriting their zoning code, a guide for where and how to grow, which hasn't been updated in 50 years. The process, which began in 2013, is in full swing.

Join Council Members Deni Taveras and Dannielle Glaros for a special meeting today, Monday, October 23, with the Prince George’s County Zoning Ordinance Rewrite team to learn more about what the rewrite will mean for the communities along the Rt. 1/Baltimore Avenue corridor.

Then, attend one of three public meetings this week in the county to weigh in on the first draft of recommendations: Tuesday, October 24 at 10701 Livingston Road in Fort Washington, Wednesday, October 25 at Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7120 Contee Road in Laurel, or Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8001 Sheriff Road in Landover. All the meetings run from 7 pm to 9 pm. The comment period ends on December 15.

Also, check out these other great events in the region!

Tuesday, October 24: The District Department of Transportation is taking a closer look at rehabilitation of the 16th Street bridge that goes over Piney Branch Parkway. Come to the public meeting from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Northwest Community Church (4100 16th Street NW) to get the latest.

Wednesday, October 25: Come out to Metro Hack Night VII to get the inside scoop on all the latest tech ideas for Metro. The event begins at 6 pm at WMATA HQ–Jackson Graham Building (600 5th Street NW).

Wednesday, October 25: Strong Towns is coming to DC! Hear from Charles Marohn on economic resilience of cities and participate in a community-specific discussion about how the Strong Towns approach can improve DC and other cities like it. RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, October 25: Cities are the backbone of American innovation and enterprise. Managing urban areas, planning for the future, and building strong, vibrant economies is the challenge facing mayors, city planners, private enterprise leaders, and thought leaders. Hear thought leaders chat about this and more in a town hall format at “Building a Smart City” from 4 pm to 6 pm at Bloomberg Government (1101 K St NW).

Next Monday, October 30: The College Park City-University Partnership is a community development corporation founded as a partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park and the City of College Park. The Partnership is working to implement the University District Vision 2020, a plan to make College Park a more vibrant, innovative, safe, and transit-friendly place to live. Learn more about this collaboration at a talk from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Stamp Student Union on UMD Campus (3972 Campus Drive) in College Park.

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Claire Jaffe was born in DC and now lives in the U Street area. She is a University of Michigan graduate and currently works at Coalition for Smarter Growth. On her off time, Claire can be found biking the street of DC or exploring the many green spaces throughout the region.