Urban Improvement Project

Project Overview

The Urban Improvement Project is a $40+ million partnership with Washington County, the Board of Education/Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, the Maryland Theatre, the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH), other community partners and private developers. 

The project includes: 

As a result of the Urban Improvement Project, Downtown Hagerstown is seeing significant additional commercial and mixed-use development as well as business attraction to numerous nearby properties.  The project is supportive of several of the Catalyst Projects in the 10-year Community City Center Plan.

The Maryland Theatre
UIP plaza

Project Funding

The Urban Improvement Project is funded through a mix of State, County, City and Private funding efforts.  In December 2016, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan pledged $7.5 million towards this project.  Additionally, funding was provided through the State Strategic Demolition Fund, the State Community Legacy Grant Program, and the State Program Open Space Fund.

Urban Improvement Project Barbara Ingram
Barbara Ingram

Supporting Documents