On Friday October 21st, Governor Larry Hogan announced the State of Maryland awarded St. Mary’s Community Development Corporation (CDC) $250,000 to fund its St. Mary’s Square Revitalization Project. The grant–provided through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)–is part of the Community Legacy program, one of six State Revitalization grant programs.
The DHCD Community Legacy program provides community development organizations and local governments with funding for projects aimed at strengthening communities through activities such as commercial revitalization and business retention and attraction. Hogan announced Friday the Community Legacy program awarded $8 million to 64 projects in designated Sustainable Communities throughout Maryland.
In addition to resurfacing St. Mary’s Square, the central marketplace of Lexington Park, the grant will also go towards the construction of a central plaza with a bus stop, bike racks, and planters to beautify the space and to encourage community events and gatherings. St. Mary’s CDC will provide ongoing updates on the status of the project and expects construction to begin in fall 2023.
Above: the concept plan for the revitalization project.
St. Mary’s CDC would like to congratulate St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development which was awarded a Community Legacy grant of $50,000 for its Streetscape and Façade Improvement Program.