The Planning Board approved the company's plan on Thursday.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The plan to remove the spots was approved on Thursday.
UPDATE - March 8 - At their meeting on March 7, the Howard County Planning Board approved Howard Hughes Co's plan to remove the parking spots and redevelop the site at the former Rouse Building which is slated to be a Whole Foods and Columbia Association Gym. Original Story - March 5 The big changes shown in Howard Hughes Co.'s plan to develop the Rouse Building downtown to make way for a Whole Foods and Columbia Association Gym largely has to do with parking. One of the most noticeable developments for most residents will be a traffic signal on Little Patuxent Parkway leading into the lakefront lot. A traffic study by the county deemed the signal necessary, according to a staff report written by the the Department of Planning and Zoning. …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
See what the Rouse Building looked like in preliminary designs, how it looks today and renderings of its potential future.
With the big news of Whole Foods leasing out space in the former Rouse Building, we felt it was time to show off some of these historical photos of the building. The photos in this gallery contain drawings from renowned architect Frank Gehry's original design phases, as well as current photos of the historic building and a rendering of what the completed Whole Foods may look like. Have any photos of yourself by the Rouse Building today or in the past? Add them by clicking on the green button below the photo gallery. The building officially opened in 1974 and at its height housed more than 600 Rouse Company employees as they developed the city of Columbia. In 2014, Whole Foods is scheduled to open a grocery store in the building, a move …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The development company is reportedly once again talking to the upscale grocery chain about leasing the Howard Hughes building.
The former Rouse Company headquarters is back in the news again. And again, it's about Howard Hughes trying to lure Whole Foods into the aging, iconic building. On Thursday, Howard Hughes senior vice president John DeWolf said before the Columbia Association board of directors that Howard Hughes was negotiating with a number of potential tenants for the Rouse building and mentioned Whole Foods as a possibility. However, the Howard County Times reported in March that negotiations between Whole Foods and Howard Hughes had stalled. The Howard County Times reported on Tuesday the building would need $25 million in renovations to be ready for a retail tenant. A Whole Foods spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday. In …