As Purple Line development moves forward, residents and business owners feel the impact of its construction on their homes and pockets.
Any day now, Wise Van Lampkin's Riverdale home, where he has lived for more than two decades, will belong to the Maryland State Highway Administration, making way for the state's newest transit project, the Purple Line. More than 150 homes will be affected.
Purple Line construction will displace about 246 employees and 60 businesses -- more than half in Silver Spring. Deborah Hyman, owner of Signs by Tomorrow, has been waiting for her offer from the state.
Wanderly Calderon first heard about the Purple Line from her neighbors three years ago, but she didn't think it was going to directly affect her. Now, it's going to be in the front yard of her Silver Spring townhome.