The New Long Reach Village Center

This evening, the kids and I walked over to the Long Reach Village Center, where got to see the new plan for the Long Reach Village Center. I will say here what I said there. A long time ago, I sat on the Master Plan Committee for Long Reach and wanted to see something open, inviting, green, but also viable. I think they’ve nailed it.

But I was just a minor player. The Village Board, the County, and several bidders, all did a lot of work to pull this off. The plan is beautiful and hopeful in a place that’s needed some for a long time. You can read more about it in the Baltimore Sun:

Residential units anchor redevelopment plan for Long Reach Village Center

County officials have selected a $2.5 million offer by Orchard Development Corp. to buy and resuscitate Long Reach Village Center, an aging, dilapidated center in Columbia the county purchased for twice that amount two years ago.

Howard County’s Planning and Zoning has a page about reimagining Long Reach that has a lot more information on it, including the proposal.

Here’s to many more walks to our new Village Center!