| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:27 AM
A transportation study conducted by Howard Hughes Corp. has concluded that a transit bridge over Route 29 connecting downtown Columbia and Oakland Mills would not be used enough to justify the bridge's cost, according to county Transportation...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:45 AM
A group of local housing advocates have put together the necessary documents to present to the County Council for recognition as the nonprofit that will provide affordable housing in downtown Columbia.
A resolution was prefiled before the council last...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:29 PM
What Howard Hughes Corp. Senior Vice President John DeWolf called "the worst-kept secret in Howard County" was confirmed Thursday as he and other county leaders welcomed Whole Foods Market to Columbia.
On Wednesday evening, the Hughes Corp. had announced...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:46 AM
These are exciting times for downtown Columbia.
Owner General Growth Properties this week unveiled plans for reinvigorating the Columbia mall with a 75,000-square-feet "lifestyle center," the first major project at the mall in about a decade.
| Jul 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The Columbia of my childhood, then known as "The Next America," was a place of innovation and excitement. It was known across the country as the herald for the next generation of great American communities.
My parents and many others moved here in...
| Aug 12, 2012
Developer James W. Rousewas a pioneer at recycling other people's buildings for new uses, including Faneuil Hall in Boston and parts of the South Street Seaport historic district in Manhattan.
Now one of the most prominent buildings he constructed from...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Howard Hughes Corp. has purchased a nine-story office building adjacent to the Columbia mall, the company announced Monday.
The 169,700 sq. foot building, known as 70 Corporate Center, was built in 1992 and is located in the northeast corner of Broken...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 1:58 PM
As a further sign of its investment in the revitalization of Columbia's town center, the Howard Hughes Corp. last week acquired the former Ryland Group headquarters, a nine-story office building next to The Mall in Columbia and close to land where...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Owls can rotate their heads a dizzying 270 degrees, allowing them to see what's happening behind them while perched on a tree branch or barn beam.
This evolutionary adaptation helps the birds keep their fixed-socket, binocular eyes trained on the...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Why is Howard Hughes Corp. remaining silent on the new Symphony Woods proposal? Previously the Columbia Association staff requested a delay on implementing the Planning Board approved plan for Symphony Woods so that they "could work collaboratively...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Developers and county officials broke ground Monday, Feb. 11, on a $100 million apartment complex to be built next to the Columbia mall.
The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia, a 380-unit luxury apartment complex in the Warfield neighborhood, is expected to...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Most Columbia Association board members favor the new concept plan for Symphony Woods and are ready to vote their approval at a board meeting Thursday, Feb. 14.
"I think it's a great plan, and I hope the board is ready to vote in favor of it on...