County Officials Unveil New ‘Welcome to Burtonsville’ Sign

Montgomery County officials unveiled one of two newly installed “Welcome to Burtonsville” signs next to the Burtonsville Town Square Shopping Center on Friday.

The unveiled sign is located on the north side of Route 198 and in the 15000 block of Old Columbia Pike. The other sign is located on the south side of Route 198, directly across from the Idara Jaferia Islamic Center.

The County’s Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ (DHCA) Neighborhood Revitalization Section assisted with the installation of the signs in the northeastern part of the county, according to a press release.

“These new signs not only enhance the sense of community in Burtonsville, but also serve to brand the area and help establish Burtonsville as a desirable destination in the County,” County Executive Marc Elrich said. “Additionally, they are a reminder of the truly transformative improvements made to the façades and sites of several properties located along Route 198 thanks to the County’s Façade Improvement Program. On July 1, we are launching our new Countywide Façade Improvement Program. The program makes available $3.5 million in funding through Fiscal Year 2028 to support commercial property and business owners in transforming their buildings—like those here in Burtonsville—with new, visually appealing exteriors.”

“Through the new, Countywide Façade Improvement Program, DHCA will work with property and business owners across the County to improve and transform their properties,” Aseem Nigam, director of DHCA said. “We are targeting initial outreach in Glenmont, Hillandale, Layhill, Long Branch, Montgomery Village and Wheaton, but will work to enhance properties in other targeted areas throughout Montgomery County.”

Property owners contributed approximately 50 percent of the cost for façade improvements for the roughly 20 businesses at the Burtonsville Village Center.

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