Hughesville boomed in the 1800s and 1900s as a central location for Southern Maryland's agricultural and tobacco trade. Accessed by Maryland Route 5, this community is at the crossroads of Charles County, Calvert County, and St. Mary’s County markets. Today, it is the site of the headquarters for the regional electrical utility, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, a College of Southern Maryland Regional Campus, the offices of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, and the offices of the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors.
Current efforts are underway to revitalize the area by bringing in 21st-century businesses while preserving the heritage of the area. The Hughesville Village Revitalization Plan was adopted in May 2007, and envisions a village core with small-scale, retail-oriented, commercial, office, and employment areas that are pedestrian-friendly. Revitalization efforts include facade improvements, infill and adaptive reuse, and infrastructure improvements to make it a walkable community.
Priorities for Hughesville Village include new zoning to support a walkable retail/commercial core in the village; streetscape improvements for Old Leonardtown Road; and improvements to the historic “Barns” tobacco buildings to create a regional multi-use destination.
Hughesville Station Business Center - Located within a Priority Funding Area (PFA) for the State of Maryland, and adjacent to the CSM campus, the Hughesville Station Business Center is a 40-50 acre parcel zoned for professional office users, healthcare, education, and flexible light industrial uses. The Center will be a major driver for economic development in Charles County.
College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Regional Hughesville Campus - Opening its doors in 2017, the CSM Regional Hughesville Campus is expected to be a catalyst for future development. The 30,000 square-foot Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building) was the first building on the campus, and provides residents direct access to specialized training in career fields including HVAC, Residential and Commercial Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, and Welding.
Construction is underway for the second building, the Center for Health Sciences, which will centralize CSM’s health sciences programs. It is currently on track for completion in Fall 2022 and will be approximately 50,000 square feet, designed to LEED standards, and feature specialized health sciences laboratories for CSM’s programs in nursing, emergency medical services, rehabilitation, wellness and fitness, pharmacy technician, medical assisting, health information management and medical coding, and medical laboratory technology.Other phases proposed for the campus and reflected in the master plan include a Fine Arts Center, a field house, athletic fields, and additional classrooms
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