Columbia Town Center- Columbia MD

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Development Management Group

Email: info@dmggroup.net

5054 Dorsey Hall Drive
Suite 204
Ellicott City, MD 21042


Phone: 410-884-5393
Fax: 410-884-5394

10180 Telesis Court
Suite 155
San Diego, CA 92121


Phone: 858-863-6030
Fax: 858-412-5523

Client:  General Growth Properties; Howard Hughes Corporation

Location: Columbia, Maryland

Scope: Creation and submission to the Howard County government of a new Downtown Columbia Master Plan and Zoning Regulation Amendment to govern the redevelopment of 391 acres in the central business district of Columbia MD.

Guided by 5 years of public and County hearings, meetings and work sessions, the 800 page submission document included a General Plan Amendment, Generalized Traffic Study, Design Guidelines, a Sustainability Framework program, Environmental Restoration program, amendments to the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance and a Zoning Regulation Amendment. The development program created 265 acres of mixed-use vertical development including entitlement for 5,500 dwelling units, 1.25 million sf of retail, 4.3 million sf of office and 640 hotel rooms.  Four months of public hearings and legislative process followed the Master Plan submission resulting in unanimous approval of the Howard County Council.  Further public hearings and process over the following year resulted in approvals of the Adequate Public Facilities Amendment, the Downtown-wide Design Guidelines, a new Sign Ordinance, a new Downtown Columbia Partnership and design guidelines for two new neighborhoods for Downtown Columbia.

Services: Program management including design team and submission document oversight and organization. Coordination of public, Planning Board and Council presentations and supplemental documentation. Technical program overview and management including project phasing, density calculations, use types, design guidelines, public amenities and programs, infrastructure, project modeling and land use assumptions