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Columbia Association (CA), in partnership with the Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning, has published the Columbia Market Analysis and Economic Development Services Study, which is officially complete after a year-long study and public process.
The full 134-page report can be viewed online at www.ColumbiaAssociation.org/marketstudy
The study conducted by expert consultants identifies current market conditions and future potential opportunities for Columbia’s village centers and examines the relationship of the centers with other areas in Columbia. The report includes recommended overall strategies that can help to strengthen, revitalize or reposition Columbia’s village centers and includes specific recommendations for each village center except for Wilde Lake, which is already undergoing redevelopment.
It also addresses the former GE Appliance site and portions of the Dobbin Road and Snowden River Parkway areas, providing valuable information about development and redevelopment potential for these areas that can be used in future Howard County planning and policy-making. The report includes supplemental appendices that provide extensive data analysis and documentation of the market conditions.
The study is part of a continued focus on the village centers. In 2009, the Howard County Council approved amendments to the New Town zoning regulations related to the redevelopment of Columbia’s village centers. During the recent update of Howard County’s General Plan (PlanHoward 2030), CA worked with the county to include a recommendation in the plan for a village center market study.