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 a new light rail transit service to the Branch Avenue Metrorail Station and redevelop downtown Waldorf’s Old Washington Road corridor as a mixed-use, transit-oriented, walkable, new urban center.
After more than a decade of planning, Phase One engineering for the project is underway. The Waldorf Urban Redevelopment Corridor aims to deliver a high quality of life, new housing choices, efficient transit, and enhanced economic opportunities.
Located on approximately 300 acres north of the intersection of Leonardtown Road (MD Business 5) and Old Washington Road (MD 925), between US 301 and the CSX Railroad, the first phase is conceptualized for: a 130,000-square-feet of commercial space, a 50,000-square-foot office building, a 45,000-square-foot civic and events facility, a 100-room hotel, a 500 multifamily dwellings, a transit station, 1,200 structured parking spaces, parks, and open spaces. Public funding includes $30 million for Phase 1 infrastructure improvements along the Old Washington Road corridor through the County’s Capital Improvements Program.
About the 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.
By The Numbers
Proximity to DC