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Howard Hughes Corp. acquires office buildings in downtown Columbia

Howard Hughes Corp. acquires office buildings in downtown Columbia

Howard Hughes Corp., downtown Columbia's master developer, announced the $38.8 million acquisition of two office buildings in the up-and-coming downtown Wednesday morning.

The announcement comes as the redevelopment plans for Columbia got a significant boost in November when the county government approved $90 million in funding for public infrastructure.

The developer purchased the American City Building next to Whole Food Market on Little Patuxent Parkway for $16.5 million; and One Mall North, a four-story office building near the Mall in Columbia for $22.3 million.

Howard Hughes plans to demolish the mostly vacant American City building and nearby parking to develop...

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