Corridor plans enhance the image and function of targeted corridors in Howard County including Route 1, Route 40 and Clarksville Pike. Recommendations from these plans improve the visual appearance of the corridor's streetscape, enhance the appearance of developments in the corridor, and establish the desired design character for new developments. When applied, the planning and conceptual design recommendations found within the corridor plans enhance the overall aesthetics and function of the County’s corridors.
Click here for a summary of planning efforts along the Route 1 corridor and to view a series of assessments which will serve as baseline data to inform a comprehensive evaluation of Route 1 as part of HoCo By Design, the County’s next General Plan Update.
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.