TOD Policies and Programs
Charles County leaders have been developing plans to encourage TOD in Waldorf, where the bulk of the county’s population lives. The Waldorf Urban Design Study identifies the downtown as a mixed-use, transit-oriented development hub. County officials revised zoning regulations to encourage TOD and conducted a market analysis and infrastructure impact study, developed urban design guidelines and wrote a transportation improvement plan for the Waldorf area.
The draft 2013 Charles County Comprehensive Plan designates an Urban Redevelopment Corridor along the Waldorf/US 301 area to support a future transitway, which has been studied by the state for feasibility and right-of-way preservation. The transitway would connect White Plains in Charles County to the Branch Avenue Metro Station along the US 301/MD 5 corridor through Prince George’s County.