Kittleman to Host Meeting No. 2 on Long Reach Redevelopment on Thursday
The second of four meetings to “Re-Imagine Long Reach Village Center” will be held on Thursday, May 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stonehouse in the Village Center.
The meeting will feature a review of recommendations from the first meeting and a presentation with Geoff Glazer, vice president for Kimco, describing the redevelopment of the Wilde Lake Village Center, another aging center in Columbia that had faced similar issues. Additionally, Duncan Webb, of Webb Management Services, a national arts facilities consulting firm, will review the recently completed “Needs Assessment for Arts Facilities in Howard County” and discuss specific recommendations for the Long Reach Village Center.
Following these presentations, residents will participate in exercises to generate input on density, building forms and design styles. This input will be used by the county’s design team, Morris, Ritchie & Associates, to develop preliminary conceptual plans to be presented at the third community meeting on June 11.
Participants at the first community meeting offered more than 300 suggestions,
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Howard County Conservancy Now Has Two Locations: Mt. Pleasant and Belmont
By Susan Kim, Staff Writer
Now with two locations — the 232-acre Mt. Pleasant headquarters in Woodstock and the Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge — the Howard County Conservancy is seeing spring-like growth during its 25 anniversary year.
If businesses aren’t already involved with the conservancy, Allison Anderson, the conservancy’s assistant director, urged them to think about becoming a conservancy partner. “It’s one of the most unique, interactive partnerships around,” she said. “We have lots of businesses hold their annual team-building sessions or holiday parties here. Rental income is a source of funding for us. Businesspeople start off donating money, then they come here to learn, bring their families and even become volunteers.”
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