Tuesday, January 15, 2013
After a few swings of golden sledgehammers, construction will soon begin on the expansion of the Mall in Columbia.
It was May of 2005 when about 500 residents gathered with representatives of General Growth Properties to begin creating a plan to develop Downtown Columbia. On Tuesday, officials from GGP and Howard County swung golden sledgehammers through a wall at the Mall in Columbia, the loud thunks officially ringing in the beginning of the construction process. "This starts a series of groundbreaking and activity after years of discussion," said Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. The Mall is planning to construct a new 75,000 square foot retail and restaurant center in the current location of L.L. Bean. When finished, there will be three new buildings and a new walkway that connects the mall with the Columbia lakefront. "Today marks the beginning …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A meeting Tuesday night will provide more insight into the plans to redevelop the Mall in Columbia.
The L.L. Bean store at the Mall in Columbia is slated to be demolished and replaced with a smaller L.L. Bean location, according to initial plans to redevelop the Mall in Columbia. A meeting this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Howard Community College will provide more insight into General Growth Properties' plans to add 43,500 square feet of new retail space to the mall. As part of that plan, the L.L. Bean store will be removed to make room for a path that will connect the mall with the lakefront. Related Stories Mall Redevelopment Plans Approved Mall in Columbia Redevelopment Plans Move Ahead Poll: What Do You Think of Plans to Redevelop Mall Lifestyle Center Planned for Columbia Mall
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Howard Hughes Corp. officials are filing required documents regarding a mixed-use plan for two, 12-acres plots near the Mall in Columbia.
Howard Hughes Corp. representatives on Thursday were delivering required documents that spell out the scope of the proposed development in downtown Columbia to the Howard County Design Advisory Panel, according to a statement sent to Columbia Patch. The documents will include information on the number of units planned for the 12-acre lots known as parcels C and D, as well as the Final Development Plan and design guidelines for the Warfield neighborhood, according to Jean F. Moon of Jean Moon and Associates. The Hughes Corp. is proposing building up to 817 residences and 70,000 square feet of retail space, according to an article in today's Baltimore Sun. Hughes, the successor to General Growth Properties, now owns much of the land formerly…