| 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...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:29 PM
The Howard County Council Monday, in a 4-1 vote, passed legislation that would form a Downtown Columbia Partnership, but only after adding amendments aimed at changing the partnership's leadership structure and the entity administering funds collected for...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:29 PM
During the past month of discussions involving the County Council, Howard Hughes and the community on legislation to form a Downtown Columbia Partnership, one of the main points of controversy was the proposed structure of the seven-member board of...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 11:14 AM
In its first vote on a redevelopment project for downtown Columbia, the Howard County Planning Board Thursday approved a plan for a mix of new residences and retail in the Warfield neighborhood to the west of the Columbia mall.
Howard Hughes Corp....
| Jan 19, 2012
New development plans for the Mall in Columbia call for a large amount of retail space to be constructed at the heart of the mall's existing physical footprint in downtown Columbia, according to plans revealed at a community meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17.
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:46 PM
The Columbia Association has for the third time submitted plans to the county government that would eventually allow it to begin turning Symphony Woods into a vibrant park, seeking approval for a project that still is expected to begin construction next...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Presented with conceptual designs for a fountain in the middle of the new Symphony Woods Park — the centerpiece within the centerpiece of a revitalized downtown — some Columbia Association board members gushed with enthusiasm, while others let...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 9:08 AM
Columbia Association has revealed its new logo, replacing the familiar "People Tree" tree symbol with another tree, this one a logo that CA actually owns.
The new logo, introduced Thursday, includes a green-and-blue tree that is intended to be a "logical...
| 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 13, 2012
| 3:08 PM
The county Planning Board Thursday unanimously approved General Growth Properties' plan to remove 30,000 square feet of retail at the Mall in Columbia and replace it with 75,000 square feet of retail to create an outdoor-facing "lifestyle center."
| Jul 16, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Last year, the Columbia Association expected to be starting construction this summer on the first phase of redeveloping Symphony Woods into a more publicly used park.
Instead, on Thursday, July 12, CA was presenting its final development plan for the...