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Pikesville Commercial District Study

Pikesville Commercial District Study

Reason for the Study

In order to address modern issues in older commercial areas, new solutions must include modern infrastructure; smarter, more sustainable development and redevelopment; and be adaptive to a community’s evolution in areas of diversity and inclusion. In response to the evolving needs of the Pikesville community, in April 2017 the Department of Planning began an initiative to study Pikesville’s Commercial District.

From April 2017 through June 2018, Department of Planning staff conducted interviews with community groups, and property and business owners. In addition, staff also documented and analyzed existing conditions in the study area. This effort culminated in a report that provides extensive background information to help guide future development and physical improvements, and will identify issues throughout the Pikesville commercial corridor.

Study Area

The Pikesville Study Area is located in the Western Sector of the County within the Urban Rural Demarcation Line (URDL). The study area encompasses approximately 2.1 square miles. It is bounded by I-695 to the northwest, the CSX Transportation Railroad to the southwest, Park Heights Avenue to the northeast, and the Baltimore City Line to the east. Reisterstown Road, also known as State Highway 140, bisects the study area lengthwise for a distance of approximately two miles. View an expanded map (PDF) of the study area.

Study Findings

The Pikesville Commercial District study is a report on existing conditions in the study area. The findings fell into the categories of:

  • Reisterstown Road streetscape
  • Pikesville Armory and Suburban Club
  • Parking availability in the Pikesville Commercial District
  • Commercial zoning in the Pikesville Commercial District
  • Open space and parks
  • Pikesville Design Guidelines
  • Pedestrian safety and walkability
  • Pikesville Senior Center
  • Pikes Theater
  • Arts and Entertainment District
  • Millbrook Elementary School

Pikesville Study Documents

The study provides a baseline of information, highlighting existing conditions in the Pikesville Commercial District. It will serve as background information to guide a forum for public participation in the development of goals and a strategy for the study.

Below are links to the Pikesville Commercial District study, study attachments, and the presentation from the April 11, 2019 Community Input Meeting. In the coming months, the Department of Planning will be hosting a series of community meetings to develop priorities and recommendations for the Pikesville Commercial District.

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Next Steps

The community input meeting on April 11 marks the start of asking the community, property owners and business owners to:

  • Identify a vision and goals for the Pikesville Commercial District.
  • Refine those goals into priorities and strategies over the coming months. 
  • Finalize a framework for moving forward. 

Pikesville Business Alliance Goals 

The Pikesville Business Alliance (PBA) will bring together a variety of local businesses and stakeholders operating in the Pikesville Commercial Revitalization District (CRD). The primary goals are to collectively develop and implement achievable improvements in the District, while working towards district-wide revitalization and identity building. As more business and property owners commit to ongoing improvements, Pikesville will become a more inviting destination and everyone will benefit.

The initial goals will start off small and as the Pikesville District noticeably improves, the goals will become more comprehensive. The PBA will work in collaboration with Baltimore County, the Pikesville-Owings Mills Regional Chamber of Commerce and community focus groups for additional input, planning and coordination of projects and events.

Pikesville Business Alliance Meetings

2019 Meetings




Meeting Documents

June 13

11 a.m.

Mr. Chan Asian Bistro
1000 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208

July 18

2 p.m.

Vineyards Elite
4 Old Court Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208

September 12

2 p.m.

Vineyards Elite
4 Old Court Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Project Resources

Staff Contact

Bill Skibinski, Western Sector Planner

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Revised November 13, 2019         


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