When I first started blogging one of the topics I blogged on was the reinvention of our Village Centers. Last year Howard County purchased the Long Reach Village Center which was struggling to remain a viable center. With the closing of the Safeway grocery store as an anchor the Village Center developed a number of vacancies. Now the County Executive and the Long Reach Village Board are holding a meeting this Thursday April 30th to get public input on how to revitalize the Village Center. Here is the information sent out on the meeting:
" Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman, along with the Long Reach Village Board, has scheduled meetings to seek input from residents about the revitalization of the Long Reach Village Center. The first ReImagine Long Reach Village Center meeting will be heldTthis hursday, April 30 from 7-9pm. Additional sessions will be held from 7-9pm at Stonehouse in the Village Center on May 28, June 11 and September 17. Howard County Government acquired the majority of the Village Center property in October 2014 and purchased the former Safeway site in February 2015. The county will develop a revitalization plan, then seek private developers to purchase the center and implement the plan. Each meeting will allow time for presentations as well as comments and questions from those attending."
For more information, visit the Long Reach Village Center redevelopment page on the county’s website at HowardCountyMD.gov/LongReach or contact Mark Thompson, Director of Downtown Redevelopment at 410-313-2350 orMThompson@HowardCountyMD.gov.