| 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...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:24 AM
An open letter to John DeWolf, senior vice president in charge of downtown Columbia development, Howard Hughes Corp:
I knew Jim Rouse, and you are not Jim Rouse. But you could be.
You have an opportunity to take a fresh look at planning for the...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Saturday is the day Fifi looks forward to every year.
Fifi is the American Visionary Art Museum's giant pink poodle-with-wheels, who once a year ventures outside to take part in what is clearly Baltimore's funkiest annual event, the Kinetic Sculpture...
| May 7, 2012
| 10:09 AM
A Columbia teen is facing 16 criminal charges after being accused of intentionally setting a fire that shut down the Sears store at the Columbia mall last week and several other fires since mid-April.
Richard N. Mojica, 18, of the 10300 block of Swift...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:22 PM
The first new building in what will become a significant investment in downtown Columbia is itself a sizable investment — an estimated $100 million project that will bring 380 apartments and about 14,000 square feet of retail and a public...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:05 PM
The master developer of Columbia's Town Center aims to begin construction by early next year on a $100 million apartment and retail complex, the area's first new housing in a decade.
The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia will be a six-story, 380-unit...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:02 AM
Today's forecast calls for sunny and breezy conditions, with a high temperature near 75 degrees. Tonight is expected to be clear, with a low temperature around 54 degrees.
Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Negotiations to bring a Whole Foods Market to the Howard Hughes Corp. building at the lakefront in downtown Columbia have ended without a deal, according to a Howard Hughes official who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of...
| 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...