Howard County Blog

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Wednesday's Focus Group Meeting

The Department of Planning and Zoning has been holding focus group meetings on aspects of the plan for downtown Columbia with a group of people they selected that includes some of the stakeholders affected by the plan. While these focus group members have raised many excellent concerns I have not seen many changes made to the plan yet to reflect their concerns.

The next Focus Group meeting is this Wednesday the 15th from 3pm to 5:30pm at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center. These meetings are open to the public and at least at the last meeting they opened up the meeting so members of the public raise issues. Though unfortunately these meetings are during the work day, I highly recommend all who can attend to go to these meeting. The Department of Planning and Zoning has now posted the agenda for Wednesday's meeting and the second part of the draft design guidelines that will be discussed as well as the Street Hierarchy Diagram and the Street Types Diagram that will be discussed at the Focus Group meeting. You can check out the first part of the draft design guidelines here.

Let me know what you think.