Community Planning Services

Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development (CKAR CDC). It began in 2007 with a neighbor asking for help to revitalize Kenilworth Avenue between River Road to the north and Edmonston Road to the south.

The neighborhood was the unincorporated community of Templeton Knolls – backed by the Town of Riverdale Park, the Eastpines and Riverdale Heights Community Associations, and the Neighborhood Design Center with help from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s (M-NCPPC) Planning Assistance to Municipalities and Communities Program, actions to pursue revitalization initiatives began.

The request resulted in a collaborative community planning process to strategically deal with pressing issues in the corridor. The result was a meticulous action plan for revitalization of the corridor.

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