Columbia Development Tracker 2019-02

Columbia Association is tracking development around Columbia. Here is the original document link: https://d2814gcejiq38s.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Updated-2.19.2019-CA-Development-Tracker-for-February-2019.pdf

  • Near Long Reach:

New Howard County Circuit Courthouse: A new Circuit Courthouse will be constructed on the site of the current Howard County Government Thomas Dorsey Building (the Dorsey Building). The Dorsey Building will be demolished. Demolition is scheduled to begin in June 2019. The plan submitted by Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners includes a courthouse (238,000 square feet) and a 682-space parking garage adjacent to the new Courthouse. The plan also includes road improvements at the intersection of Bendix and Edgar Roads and Bendix Road and Judicial Way.


  • Near Oakland Mills:

BA-18-027V
Residential Variance submission to reduce the required 7.5-foot side yard setback to 0.3 feet and the required 10-foot rear yard setback for accessory structures to 0.6 feet for a shed at 6241 Copper Sky Court.

The property abuts orchard Marbella Community Assoc. Open Space on its rear property line.

  • Near king’s Contrivance:

Douse Property

A proposal to construct 8 single family detached units at 9454 Vollmerhausen Drive on 2.02 acres of property zoned R-SC Medium Density Residential.


  • Near Columbia Non-village, North of MD 32 near intersection of Oakland Mills Rd & Guilford Rd:

Glen Oaks Place
The owner of property at 9570 & 9580 Glen Oaks Lane, near the northwest intersection of Route 32 and I-95, is proposing to develop 18 single-family attached dwelling units on 2.48 acres of land zoned R-SA-8 High Density Residential.

  • Downtown Columbia, Non-Village:

Downtown Columbia – Crescent Neighborhood

The applicant proposes amendments to FDP- DC-Crescent-1A and Site Development Plan 18-005 (Crescent Neighborhood, Phase 1, Area 3, Phase 2). Parcel D-7 (previously approved for a retail site) is proposed to be developed up to a 215 room hotel on 0.86 acres and increase the permitted maximum building height from 15 stories and 170 feet to 15 stories and 180 feet. In addition, increase the number of units on parcel D-8 from 423 units to 440 units and increase the amount of retail/restaurant space from 42,360 SF to 65,000 SF. Information on the number of proposed affordable units is pending.

SDP-18-005 was previously approved for two mixed-use buildings with 423 apartments (including 26 affordable units), 1 restaurant, and 1 retail site.

  • Columbia Non-Village, Snowden River Pkwy Corridor:

SDP-17-041 – Royal Farms 186 (aka Two Farms)
A site development plan was submitted proposing a gasoline station, convenience store, car wash and associated site improvements at 9585 Snowden River Parkway on land zoned New Town.

  • Near River Hill:

Erickson at Limestone Valley ZB-1118M

A proposal to rezone 62.116 acres from B-2 & RC-DEO to CEF-M for development of a continuing care retirement community and to permit the expansion/relocation and architectural enhancement of the existing Freestate Gasoline Service Station. Property under consideration is located off MD 108 at 12170 Clarksville Pike.

  • Dorsey’sSearch:

ASDP-87-076C – Columbia Glade Apartments A recent property survey shows that an existing building at 5029 Columbia Road is within the 40 ft. property setback boundary. Applicant is requesting approval to allow the existing 2.5 foot encroachment.

  • Near Long Reach:

Ellicott Gardens II

The owners of property at 5513 & 5511 Waterloo Road are proposing to develop an 80 unit apartment building on 3 acres of property partially developed with an existing surface parking lot. This is a Howard County Housing Commission project.

  • Harper’sChoice & Wilde Lake:

ZB-1120M – Community Homes A proposal to amend the Columbia New Town District Preliminary Development Plan to increase the allowable number of approved dwelling units (excluding Downtown) by 300 for the purpose of redeveloping five mixed-income multi-family developments containing 300 existing affordable housing units. The redevelopment proposal is for a total of 600 multi-family units (300 affordable units and 300 market rate) on properties located in West Columbia.

  • Near Oakland Mills:

Jordan Overlook
The owner of property at 9211, 9214, 9215, & 9219 Jordan River Road (access from Canvasback Dr.) is proposing an active adult residential development consisting of 21 lots (3 sticks of single-family attached townhomes and 6 duplexes) on 5.45 acres of property. The proposal would be a conditional use, requiring approval of the Hearing Examiner.

  • ECP-19-038, Lakeview Retail, Village of Owen Brown:

An Environmental Concept Plan was submitted for 1 commercial parcel located on Broken Land Parkway north of Patuxent Woods Dr. The plan is associated with a proposal to construct two retail buildings, (~ 10,200 SF total) on pad sites between Broken Land Parkway and the existing office buildings at 9801, 9821, & 9861 BLP.


  • Near River Hill : SDP-19-022, Cedar Creek – Phase 1:

The owner of property at 7600 Grace Drive submitted a site development plan for 7 buildable lots (five single-family attached homes & 2 single family detached) which are part of a larger development proposal at this site.

  • Downtown Columbia, FDP-DC-L-2:

Howard Research and Development Corporation submitted a Final Development Plan for an area in the Lakefront North neighborhood of Downtown Columbia. The proposal includes mixed-use retail, medical office, and residential development consisting of 775 units on 13 acres of property located between Little Patuxent Pkwy and Lake Kittamaqundi and north of Wincopin Circle.

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