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Howard County Council likely to table downtown Columbia redevelopment plans to September

Howard County Council likely to table downtown Columbia redevelopment plans to September

The Howard County Council will provide more opportunities than usual for public testimony as it considers unprecedented legislation to redevelop downtown Columbia.

The package — a nearly 200-page measure that includes a $90 million public financing deal to fund public infrastructure improvements and a 40-year binding agreement for affordable housing — will be introduced on Friday and will likely be tabled to September. The Council will also consider a competing plan for affordable housing by Councilwoman Jen Terrasa.

Residents and community organizations pushed the administration and the council to schedule more public hearings or delay the introduction of the...

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