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On February 18, Kimco Realty will host a Village Center Concept Planning Workshop from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. The workshop will be held in the Cafeteria of Atholton High School, located at 6520 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044. This meeting is a required step in the Major Village Center Redevelopment process as defined in Howard County Zoning Regulations, Section 125.J.
Howard County Zoning Regulations state:
“c. Village Center Concept Planning Workshop—At least one week after the Notice of Intent to Develop and at least 30 days before the first pre-submission community meeting, the petitioner shall initiate and participate in a Village Center Concept Planning Workshop, as follows:
(1) The workshop will be held in accordance with the procedural and notice provisions of Howard County Code Section 16.128; and
(2) The purpose of the Village Center Concept Planning Workshop is to facilitate a collaborative planning discussion which may include but not limited to the following:
(a) Village Center boundaries;
(b) Any community redevelopment visions or existing Village Center Community Plans;
(c) Planning and design concepts; and
(d) Appropriate uses.
d. The results of the workshop should be used by the petitioner to create the Concept Plan and by the Village Board to create or update its Village Center Community Plan.”
This meeting is open to the public and Hickory Ridge residents are encouraged to attend. No RSVP is required. If you are unable to attend and want a copy of the meeting minutes and/or submitted comments shared with you after the meeting, please contact email@example.com.
Columbia Association is offering residents another opportunity to use joint buying power to purchase solar panels at a discount. CA has negotiated a reduced rate for solar panels through its partnership with Retrofit Baltimore, a non-profit organization that advises communities and individuals on making energy efficiency improvements. An information session will be hosted on Thursday, April 14 from 7—8 pm at The Hawthorn Center. There is no fee to attend, and no obligation to buy. To find out more about this buying opportunity and RSVP for the information session, please visit retrofitbaltimore.civicworks.com/columbia.