Community Sustainability Plan

Speak Up HVL: The 2017 - 2021 Community Sustainability Plan

In May 2017, the City Council adopted Speak Up HVL: The 2017 – 2021 Community Sustainability Plan as its most recent sustainability plan for the City. You can access a copy of the 2017 – 2021 plan by clicking here The appendix to the plan can be found here

Para acceder el documento del plan en español, haga clic aquí. Para ver el apéndice en español, haga clic aquí.


In April 2017, the City released the first draft of the 2017 – 2021 plan, and encouraged residents to give feedback. During the month, the City received more than 120 comments back on the draft. To view the list of comments, as well as how staff incorporated the changes, click here.

​Progress Report on the 2017-2021 Community Sustainability Plan 


Once a year, the City will be publishing a progress report, giving the status of implementation the 2017-2021 Community Sustainability Plan. The first progress report was released in August 2018.

As of the August 2018 report, of the 63 action items set out in the plan, 9% are complete, 17.9% are in progress, 28.4% are ongoing and 44.8% have not yet begun. To view the full 2018 Progress Report, click here

2018 Award for an Outstanding Plan


In October 2018, Speak Up HVL: The 2017-2021 Community Sustainability Plan was awarded the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association's award for "Outstanding Plan." The biennial awards ceremony recognizes superb planning contributions of cities, counties and consultant groups within Prince George's County, Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. Specifically, the award committee lauded the plan as a leader of effective community planning in Prince George's County and its high rate of implementation. 

NCAC Award

Additional Information


For more information, please contact Hyattsville's Department of Community and Economic Development at 301-985-5000. 
The City is currently embarking on an update to the 2011-2015 Plan to reflect ways in which the City has grown and changed since then. During the fall of 2016, City staff will be hosting two series of public input sessions regarding the plan update. During these sessions, the public will be invited to talk about the City, participate in brainstorming sessions and give feedback on ideas. All meetings within the same session will cover the identical topics, so there is no need to attend multiple meetings.
The City is currently embarking on an update to the 2011-2015 Plan to reflect ways in which the City has grown and changed since then. During the fall of 2016, City staff will be hosting two series of public input sessions regarding the plan update. During these sessions, the public will be invited to talk about the City, participate in brainstorming sessions and give feedback on ideas. All meetings within the same session will cover the identical topics, so there is no need to attend multiple meetings.