Project Description

Business District Revitalization Plan, Colonial Beach, VA

The Town of Colonial Beach is located on a small peninsula of land along the Potomac River. It has a rich and colorful history as a beachfront resort and fishing community. It was proudly heralded as the “Playground of the Potomac” for almost a century when steamboat ferries regularly brought passengers from DC to the town’s quaint commercial area along the Potomac and expansive beaches. Over the past several decades, its historic commercial core has deteriorated but many historic buildings remain. Being a long-time resort community, events are a natural part of the culture in Colonial Beach. The town hosts a number of successful events throughout the season and has a rich history on which to build. Read More>>