| Jul 19, 2012
| 10:28 AM
There is an integer absent in the General Plan 2030. It is one of those signature pieces, like black and white rigging in a 5,000 piece puzzle of tall ships, and it is missing.
The GP 2030 is a substantial 242-page legislative document filled with...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:00 PM
The Howard County Planning Board Thursday unanimously approved the Columbia Association's final development plan for the first phase of redeveloping Symphony Woods into a more publicly used park.
"Hopefully it introduces the beauty of the park to a lot...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:21 AM
As a vote approaches on legislation forming the Downtown Columbia Partnership, Howard Hughes senior vice president John DeWolf said this week that conversations between his company and the County Council "are moving in a very good direction."
| Jun 27, 2012
| 7:27 AM
As Howard Hughes senior vice president John DeWolf angrily stormed out of the County Council chambers last week, council chairwoman Mary Kay Sigaty said, "You're welcome to stay."
That was not an appealing offer for DeWolf, who had spent the past hour in...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 12:04 PM
The Howard County Planning Board approved final plans Thursday for three projects — an expansion at The Mall in Columbia and apartment complexes in downtown Columbia and Elkridge.
Plans to tear down the free-standing L.L. Bean store at the mall...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:49 AM
The Columbia Association announced plans Dec. 17 to open a modern, high-end fitness club overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi on the ground level of the former Rouse Co. building.
The downtown Columbia club is expected to open in the fall of 2014. CA members...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:16 AM
Howard County Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a November robbery along the Route 29 footbridge in Columbia.
The Nov. 12 incident, which was the second at the bridge in four weeks, prompted police to increase police presence...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Scientists who study sleep understand that light has a dark side, because it can interrupt natural rhythms, causing the mood and learning problems that go with lack of rest. Johns Hopkins University researchers have taken the understanding a step...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Howard County Police have increased police presence along the Route 29 footbridge in Columbia after two robberies were reported in a span of less than 25 days.
At approximately 9 a.m. on Nov. 12, a man was walking along the lakefront side of the...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 4:50 PM
On paper, the plan for a car maintenance shop and a few stores on Snowden River Parkway in Columbia hardly seems worth fighting about. The business people opposing it, however, see it as an illegal first step toward drastic changes for the worse along...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:58 AM
An "open-air plaza" surrounded by yet-to-be-selected restaurant and retail tenants is planned to be built at the Columbia mall in the space currently occupied by L.L. Bean, mall owner General Growth Properties announced Tuesday, July 24.
| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:54 PM
The Howard Hughes Corp. announced Wednesday that Whole Foods Market has signed a lease to open a store inside the former Rouse Company Building in downtown Columbia. The store is scheduled to open in late summer or early fall of 2014.
"We are proud to...