Waldorf Urban Redevelopment Corridor

The Waldorf Urban Redevelopment Corridor (WURC) plan is designed to create a "Downtown Waldorf" area that is a dynamic and vibrant new urban center. The Charles County Commissioners have launched a strategic initiative to connect Charles County and Washington, DC with new light rail transit service to the Branch Avenue Metrorail Station, and redevelop the Old Washington Road corridor of downtown Waldorf as a mixed-use, transit-oriented, walkable, new urban center.

 

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HISTORY AND DEFINED AREA

The Charles County Commissioners launched an initiative in 2007 to transform the Old Washington Road corridor of downtown Waldorf into a vibrant, transit-oriented, mixed-use, walkable new urban center. The Commissioners funded the "Waldorf Urban Design Study", focusing on an area of approximately 300 acres along the Old Washington Road corridor (MD Route 925), from Leonardtown Road (MD business 5) to Acton Lane, and between U.S. 301 and the CSX railroad tracks. In  2010 this initial study was completed, and the Commissioners adopted the results--a Downtown Waldorf Vision Plan, Design Guidelines, and Zoning Ordinance.

TIMELINE 

The WURC infrastructure design study, which includes roads, water and sewer, has been underway since April 2015. Construction is projected to begin early 2017, with project completion anticipated in 2019. 

Artistic concept of the vision for the future in the WURC
Looking north at the intersection of Leonardtown Road and Old Washington Road.

PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The "Phase 1" development program calls for:

500 multifamily dwellings

130,000 square feet of commercial space

A 50,000 square foot office building

A 100-room hotel

1,200 structured parking spaces

MULTI-PURPOSE CIVIC CENTER

Part of the vision of the WURC area is the development of a multi-purpose civic center. A study completed by the Maryland Stadium Authority confirms a need and a demand for such a facility to serve regional event and conference audiences. Potential next steps include a refinement of the development program and identification of funding sources.

Download the Market and Economic Analysis for a Proposed New Multi-Purpose Civic Center in Waldorf

QUICK FACTS

  • 300-acre redevelopment area
  • Phase 1 redevelopment area: 30 acres
  • Permits high-density development up to 5 stories
  • County currently designing 1st phase
  • Area subject to infrastructure improvements

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