Charles County’s identity has shifted through the decades from a rural enclave to a bustling county of housing developments where new residents and families — and others with life-long ties to this region — are pursuing their dreams and helping shape Southern Maryland.
However, this alone will not ensure the county’s economic stability for the long term. Citizens and officials alike recognize the need for broader economic-development opportunities to serve the county’s needs. High taxes and residents who have to drive long distances to work have become a reality, but robust planning policies and establishing a stronger job base and commercial sector are key to addressing these concerns.
The HUB at La Plata is an innovative proposed mixed-use development for the northwest quadrant of Greater La Plata (near the College of Southern Maryland campus and the Hawthorne Country Club) that will blend desirable housing, employment and commercial spaces, retail and recreational venues, and natural assets. It can help this region grow jobs that are locally based, foster high-quality development, and integrate environmental stewardship close to where people can live, work, play and interact with others.