Community: Where Art Meets Life

From our 2016 Year-in-Review Newsletter:

Wayfinding Tools + Guides

ARTways Trail Signage – Installations exp. Apr 2017

The CDC, with funding from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and the support of M-NCPPC, has commissioned DC-area artist Charles Bergen to design, build, and install sculptural signage kiosks along the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail. These kiosks will promote trail usage, connectivity between local commercial centers, and increase the visibility of public art along trailways. Click here for a rendering of initial kiosks. With installation scheduled for April, HCDC will work with each of the municipalities along the trail (Hyattsville, Riverdale Park and College Park) and with regional organizations to determine the locations and map-content of the informational signage.

Revised Welcome Guide for New Residents

A revised copy is now available. Browse the latest guide online.

Contents include lists of:

  • Regional Attractions: Shopping, and Dining
  • Public Transit: Routes, Busstops, and Directions
  • Hyattsville History
  • Events + Services: Discussion Groups and Social Media
  • Profiles of Commercial Areas
  • Residential and Business Services: Home Care and Business Resources
  • Schools and Parks: Aftercare, Public Parks, Playgrounds, Trails
  • Contact List: Municipal, County, Recreation Contacts


Building upon the results of a pilot project, the CDC is now introducing area developers, businesses and municipal leaders to TransitScreen, a real-time, location-based, digital transit information display. The product is a clean, context-at-a-glance solution to traditional print bus schedules, to typing in bus stop codes, or using cumbersome mobile apps that feel intimate and troublesome to navigate. TransitScreen is designed specifically for each location, providing convenient and immediate results to data like Nextbus, Uber or Lyft, bike stations, parking spaces, and campus announcements, to give a few examples. Akin to an airport arrival or departure board, and serving a communal atmosphere (unlike bright advertisements), TransitScreen is ideal for residential lobbies, restaurant entryways, office buildings, campus halls, civic centers and pedestrian plazas. Think you know of a great spot? Let us know! Bulletin Board + Gateway Arts District Reading Room Upgrade

The’s Reading Room has been given a facelift. As always, the Reading Room includes quick-links to popular pages on the Gateway Arts District, but with this facelift, users can now browse the Reading Room’s most frequently updated blog, the Arts District Press Coverage + Work Opportunities blog, seamlessly when browsing community bulletins on

Entries will load faster on the CDC website, reduce your needing to bookmark multiple blogs, and reduces duplicate posts. Just bookmark or subscribe to our RSS feed for CDC news, bulletin board items, and now—Arts District press coverage and work opportunities.


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