| Feb 13, 2012
| 9:13 AM
For one day, at least, there was the slightest of teases of what a grocery store might look like in downtown Columbia.
It wasn't much. On Thursday, Feb.. 9, there were two white flags with slogans waving in front of the Howard Hughes Corp. building,...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 10:55 AM
Randy Brooks was just 19 at the time, but he remembers the Aug. 2, 1971, opening of the Columbia mall as if it were yesterday.
"The paint was still drying," said Brooks, now president of Edward Arthur Jewelers, the only original tenant still in operation...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:45 AM
General Growth Properties Inc. announced Monday, Aug. 1, the transfer of 30 of its mall properties across the country into a new real estate investment trust named Rouse Properties Inc. after Columbia's founder, James Rouse.
The trust and its portfolio...
| May 30, 2011
| 5:29 PM
Set squarely between the nation’s capital and Baltimore, Howard County is a well-blended mix of the bucolic, the urban and the suburban.
Spread out over 160,640 acres are sights as diverse as a quaint historic district in Ellicott City, high-tech...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:00 PM
When developer James W. Rouse revealed plans in 1963 to build a "new city" in Howard County, he predicted that it would have more than 100,000 residents by 1980.
Nearly five decades later, Rouse's planned community — named Columbia in 1964 —...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:21 PM
The narrow footbridge that crosses U.S. 29 in Columbia opened three decades ago with the promise of connecting the town's commercial center with the residential communities to the east.
Today, the underused structure is unlit, encircled in chain-link...