The Town of Mount Airy hired Duggal Real Estate Advisors as part of a team assembled by Design Collective to develop a Downtown Master Plan to serve as a 10-year Strategic Plan for the Downtown Area and Center Street Corridor. The downtown area is a destination for residents and tourists and is in need of a plan that provides a clear vision and achievable action items to encourage and guide development and investment in both real estate and infrastructure.
The Town of Mount Airy is a suburban bedroom community of 9,800 residents located approximately 60 miles northwest of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. Mount Airy is also located within a four county area, with a regional population of approximately 40,000 residents making it highly accessible to several local job markets.
Although the Town has seen significant growth over the last twenty years, it still retains its small town charm. In 2014, the Town Master Plan was updated and adopted with a focus on perpetuating and enhancing those small town attributes. As stated in their 2014 Master Plan, during the next twenty years, the Town will strive to retain its feel as a small and closely knit community. As part of that vision, the Town will pursue a continued revitalization of the Downtown Area as well as high quality in-fill development and redevelopment of office, restaurant, and retail spaces leading into the historic downtown area.