GGP submits Columbia?s redevelopment plan to Howard officials

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Josh Kowalkowski
General Growth Properties Inc. submitted documents to Howard County officials Wednesday, providing more details on its 30-year plan for the redevelopment of Columbia’s Town Center.

The 82-page document includes phasing and costs and serves an amendment to the county’s general plan, which outlines the overall proposal for Columbia’s growth, according to GGP officials.

GGP’s plan outlines creating the five pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods of Warfield, Lakefront, Symphony Overlook, Merriweather and Crescent.

In the first phase, the plan calls for about 500,000 square feet of retail development, 1.1 million square feet of office space, 1,640 residential units and 250 hotel rooms.

The second and third phases propose another 500,000 square feet of retail development, 3.9 million square feet of office space, 3,860 residential units and 390 hotel rooms.


The amendment was first submitted to the county Department of Planning and Zoning, which will publish a report on it.

Next, the county’s Planning Board will hold hearings and work sessions on the document before making a recommendation on its approval to the County Council.

The council also will hold hearings and work sessions before a final vote.

jkowalkowski@baltimoreexaminer.com
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