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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Downtown Columbia Redevelopment

The Focus Group on Downtown Columbia Redevelopment meets today from 3pm to 5:30pm at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills at 5851 Robert Oliver Place.

This redevelopment of Downtown Columbia will be the biggest change to the county since James Rouse proposed to take farm fields and build the city of Columbia that is now home to roughly 100,000 people.

Here is some background on the Downtown Columbia Redevelopment:

A Rough Review of the Plan Proposed by the Consultants at the End of the Charrette

The Mall to Merriweather Promenade: Part 1
The Mall to Merriweather Promenade: Part 2

Mixed Income Housing: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


Why community planning matters.

Martin Luther King Day thoughts on the impact of community planning and whether new developments are contributing or undermining his dream and Rouses vision.

Let's Not Be Florida

Will the county use the Focus Group to help restore public trust?

I guess not yet, but here's hoping they will do it this time.

Let's Talk Solutions


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The graphics make it all look so flat. Unfortunately, a lot of the development will tower over the landscape and obliterate the view. Hello, Bethesda.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

The graphics that come out from the Department of Planning and Zoning today should be a little more 3D so I will try to post them.

8:07 AM  

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