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Ken Ulman
Long Reach revitalization plans shaken up after deal falls through
Long Reach revitalization plans shaken up after deal falls through

Less than a month after the Howard County Council introduced a bill intended to launch "phase one" of a revitalization project for Columbia's Long Reach Village Center, a key part of the plan has hit a wall. The aging shopping center, which has struggled with high vacancy rates, has been slated for renovation since last year, when the council declared it a blight zone and the county purchased most of its real estate for $5 million. Although no formal revitalization plans have been announced, former County Executive Ken Ulman favored transforming the village center into a community arts hub. Celebration Church – a congregation located in the village – has had...

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