Corridor planning addresses areas along the County’s roadways. Corridor plans look at multiple forms of transportation, land uses, and connections to street networks with design and streetscape strategies. These strategies both respect and enhance our natural and human environments. The purpose of the corridor plans are to focus on transportation corridors in the County which include Route 1, Route 40, and MD 108. These plans include capital improvements as desired outcomes.
Route 1 Corridor Master Plan (2018)
Howard County’s new Route 1 Corridor Master Plan will activate transportation, infrastructure, land use and economic development implementation strategies to improve vibrancy and livability throughout the Route 1 corridor.
Route 1 Manual
The purpose of the Route 1 Manual is to present requirements and recommendations to: improve the visual appearance of the corridor's streetscape, enhance the appearance and value of developments in the corridor, and establish the desired design character for new developments in the Corridor Employment (CE), Transit Oriented Development (TOD), and Corridor Activity Center (CAC) Districts.
Additional Route 1 Resources
Route 40 Design Manual
The Route 40 Design Manual outlines design guidelines that, when applied to new development or redevelopment within the Route 40 corridor, will enhance the overall aesthetics and function of the corridor.
Additional Route 40 Resources
Clarksville Pike Streetscape Plan and Design Guidelines
The Clarksville Pike Streetscape Plan and Design Guidelines contain a comprehensive set of recommendations to guide design and development of the Clarksville Pike corridor from Trotter Road to Guilford Road. Specific criteria for streetscape, architectural, and signage design are outlined to ensure that all new development fulfills the vision for a welcoming and coherent corridor.