Mount Airy and Sykesville are among 11 sustainable communities chosen by the state to assist in economic growth.
The Sustainable Communities Act of 2010 created partnerships between the state and local government in order to improve the local economy, transportation, provide housing choices and preserve the quality of the local environment.
The town of Mount Airy intends to continue investing its Main Street through marketing and tourism and improving pedestrian and bike pathways, according to a release from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Mount Airy also plans to increase housing opportunities through flexible zoning options, according to the release.
Sykesville plans to improve its Main Street through historic preservation and infill development, according to the release. The town is also completing plans to build more townhomes, such as the townhomes on Raincliffe Road and Md. 32. The town also intends to develop the Warfield Employment Complex by annexing more of the property.