Colesville/New Hampshire Avenue Community Revitalization (P761501)

  • Category: Community Development and Housing
  • Sub Category: Community Development
  • Administering Agency: Housing & Community Affairs (AAGE11)
  • Planning Area: Colesville-White Oak
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Preliminary Design Stage




This project provides for commercial revitalization in the Colesville Community focused on the four commercial intersections along New Hampshire Avenue (MD Route 650).

The objective is to support the existing small businesses and create new opportunities for private investment, as well as improving the visual appearance of the area. Project elements include gateway signage, pedestrian lighting, connectivity, streetscape elements, landscaping/screening, acquisition of long term façade and center signage easements, and other amenities.


The focus areas are: the four quadrants at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Randolph Road; the commercial area at New Hampshire Avenue and Vital Way; the commercial area between Thomas Drive and Eldrid Drive on the west side of New Hampshire Avenue; and the commercial node east of New Hampshire Avenue at Hollywood Avenue.


The Colesville Commercial area is primarily older local, neighborhood retail centers with some office space. The White Oak Master Plan (1997) recommended providing a more unified "Main Street" form of development, integrating the commercial development with neighboring residential communities while providing buffers between the adjacent residential neighborhoods. The Colesville Community is interested in enhancing the viability of the commercial centers along New Hampshire Avenue.


Plans and Studies: M-NCPPC White Oak Master Plan (1997), Colesville Commercial Area and Design Study (2013).

Fiscal Note

This area is not eligible for CDBG funding.


A pedestrian impact analysis will be performed during design or is in progress.


Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, M-NCPPC, Maryland Department of the Environment, Department of Permitting Services.