| May 17, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Local officials — many of whom have waited years as the redevelopment of downtown Columbia has been debated and discussed, and pondered and pitched — say they are excited that construction on the first new building could soon be beginning, and...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:23 PM
Finding little to fault in the design of the first building project in the downtown Columbia redevelopment process, residents at a community meeting Tuesday night presented concerns regarding traffic and affordable housing.
Roughly 80 people attended the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 5:36 PM
The longtime headquarters of the Rouse Co. will become home to the first Howard County branch of Whole Foods Market under a $20 million plan to renovate one of the community's most prominent landmarks and draw new residents downtown.
The Howard Hughes...
| May 28, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Legislation to create an authority to manage affordable housing, transportation, security, maintenance and other services for downtown Columbia has been prefiled with the County Council.
The bill, sponsored by the county administration, would establish...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:26 AM
The Bazaar of the Churches will be held on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lisbon Fire Hall. The participating churches include Lisbon United Methodist, Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran and St. Paul's Episcopal.
Items that will be available to purchase...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:37 AM
The Columbia Association staff has recommended putting Symphony Woods Park redevelopment plans on hold until Howard Hughes Corp.'s plans for redeveloping Merriweather Post Pavilion are clearer.
In a presentation to the CA board last week, CA Landscape...
| 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 28, 2012
| 2:37 PM
One month ago, we expressed delight with recent developments in the plan to revamp Symphony Woods Park, downtown Columbia's last major green space and a linchpin in the larger downtown redevelopment. Now, it looks like the changes, discussed for years and...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:13 PM
Enterprise Community Partners, a Columbia-based organization that helps people around the country find affordable housing, is itself getting a new home but staying in Columbia.
After considering numerous locations, the nonprofit founded by James and...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:22 AM
Construction of the first segment of a multiuse pathway that will connect Howard County General Hospital to Blandair Park is expected to begin early next year.
Howard Hughes Corp. is required to build the path as a part of the downtown Columbia...