Big changes for Town Center may be coming soon to Columbia. Howard County's Planning Board has approved the inital plan for the Warfield neighborhood adjacent to the Mall in Columbia.
The Howard Hughes Corp. plans on building 817 residences and 76,000 square feet of retail space on 10 acres of undeveloped land, according to the final development plan submitted to the board.
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Explore Howard reported the plan also includes a 6,000-square-foot-playground and 28,500 square feet of promenade in the southeast that would connect to the Symphony Overlook neighborhood and Symphony Woods Park.
The plan to develop the large area adjacent to the mall represents Columbia's plans to change the city from an iconic surbubia to a more urban, walkable and bikeable city, according to a blog post on Downtown Columbia.
The company will provide more specifics on the plan soon, according to Howard Hughes Senior Vice President John DeWolf, who was quoted in the Explore Howard article.