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Description

This project provides for revitalizing commercial areas throughout Montgomery County with a focus on older commercial properties. The objective is to provide support to small businesses and to encourage private investment. Improvements will include gateway signage, pedestrian lighting, connectivity, streetscape elements, plant material installation, acquisition of long term facade and center signage easements, and other amenities. The Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) will begin the project with a focus on commercial areas proximate to residential improvement projects currently underway in DHCA's Focused Neighborhood Assistance program, which will serve as a complement to existing redevelopment efforts that are already in progress. This program will provide a comprehensive approach and balance residential and commercial revitalization activities in these aging communities. This program is not limited to the initially identified commercial areas and may also be expanded to other communities in the County.
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Phase

Planning Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$4.04M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$3.51M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

  • ADDRESS: The project focus will initially include five commercial areas identified by DHCA, located in the Glenmont and Layhill Shopping Centers, Montgomery Village, Hillandale, and the Wheaton Central Business District. Three of the targeted areas, Wheaton, Montgomery Village and a portion of Hillandale were also selected in part due to their location in Montgomery County's Opportunity Zones. However, this program may expand to other commercial areas throughout the County for additional implementation flexibility.
  • PLANNING AREA: Countywide
  • REGIONAL SERVICE AREA: All
  • COUNCIL DISTRICTS: Countywide
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Estimated Schedule

Schedule change to reflect accelerated implementation of a facade easement project in FY22.
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Cost Change

Cost increase due to the addition of FY27 and FY28 expenditures to this ongoing project.
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Justification

As older commercial areas throughout the County continue to age, it is important for the County to provide technical and financial assistance to assure those aging properties are improved to meet today's commercial standards and demands. The Countywide Facade Easement Program will require participants to maintain their properties for a negotiated term, with the intent to leverage investment provided by the public sector to encourage private property and business owners to make physical improvements to their buildings. The objective is to provide more attractive and aesthetically pleasing commercial environments that are safe shopping areas for residents and to generate a greater impact on the older commercial areas throughout the County.
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Other

DHCA will review various M-NCPPC master and sector plans to evaluate and identify specific commercial areas to participate in the program.
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Fiscal Note

Some areas may be eligible for the Federal Community Development Block Grant funding.
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Coordination

Office of the County Executive, Regional Services Centers, Office of the County Attorney, Department of Permitting Services, Office of Procurement, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Maryland Department of the Environment, and Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.
Budget Snapshot
$4.04M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$3.51M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP762102
Date Last Modified12/22/21
Administering AgencyHousing & Community Affairs
CategoryCommunity Development and Housing
SubCategoryCommunity Development
Planning AreaCountywide
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision1065921448291321381401391401400
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction2800030025002505505004004004000
Other177001773431322428280
Total Expenditures40429244435064167196725635685680
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: General37429214435064167196725635685680
Recordation Tax00000000000
Recordation Tax Premium (MCG)300030000000000
Total Funding Sources40429244435064167196725635685680
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request416
Year First AppropriationFY21
Appropriation FY 24 Request719
Last FY's Cost Estimate2906
Cumulative Appropriation536
Expenditure / Encumbrances92
Unencumbered Balance444