Just when residents are expressing frustration in the Route1 development, here comes some good news. Those blighted and vacant stores across Route 1 will soon be receiving some help from the State of Maryland to change their looks – and in some cases to disappear completely.
The City of College will soon be applying for a $95,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to revitalize properties across Route 1.
DHCD is offering funds for a Neighborhood Intervention program, which targets rehabilitation of blighted commercial property or strategic demolition of vacant properties across various municipalities in the State of Maryland.
Please see the map below to find out the properties that the City staff is proposing to improve. Some of the property owners have agreed to demolish their properties, while others have agreed only to improve their looks. Please click on the red icons below to find the details.