Second public meeting on Columbia village center study March 25

The Columbia Association, along with Howard County Economic Development Authority and the county’s Department of Planning and Zoning, are hosting the second public meeting on a study researching the long-term future of eight of Columbia’s village centers.

The study, called the “Columbia Market Analysis and Economic Development Services” study, also is evaluating an interrelated analysis of the Dobbin Road/Snowden River Parkway/former General Electric manufacturing area. 

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in the Wilde Lake Village Center. Registration is encouraged; go to

At the March 25 meeting, the consultants will discuss some of their initial market findings from the study, which began in late October. It is expected to be completed on April 30.

The study is being conducted by Retail and Development Strategies LLC, and led by its managing principal, Tom Moriarity. The RDS consulting team includes WTL+a, Folan Consulting and Gibbs Planning Group.


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