Raising the roof at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Merriweather Post Pavilion gets ready for the 21st century, and the Howard County Design Advisory Panel offers its advice.

2015-09-26 · 10 min · Frank Hecker

The Crescent development by the numbers

The Crescent development in downtown Columbia is going to be a (very) big deal.

2015-03-22 · 7 min · Frank Hecker

The Crescent development in downtown Columbia: Areas and phases

UPDATE: The information in this post is now out of date based on the approved final development plan for the Crescent neighborhood phase 1. For more current information please see my post “The Crescent development by the numbers”. Downtown Columbia including the Crescent and Areas 1 though 4 within it. Click for high-resolution version. Image adapted from Downtown Columbia Plan: A General Plan Amendment (Howard County, Maryland, Adopted February 1, 2010), Exhibit E, “The Neighborhoods”....

2014-04-06 · 6 min · Frank Hecker

No fooling, Columbia’s becoming a city

Rendering of proposed Crescent development in downtown Columbia. View is of Area 3 looking east, with the proposed swim center to the right. Click for high-resolution version. Image © 2014 Howard Hughes Corporation; used with permission. Columbia is well on its way to becoming a real city with a real downtown. (This is not an April Fools’ joke.) Last night I attended the pre-submission meeting at which Howard Hughes Corporation presented its plans for the Crescent area next to Symphony Woods and Merriweather Post Pavilion....

2014-04-01 · 7 min · Frank Hecker