You may very well already have heard that Columbia Association (CA) will be relocating its headquarters by the end of August 2015, with the move to Hillside Center. The building is located on Hillside Court, off Stevens Forest Road, near Broken Land Parkway and Route 29.

With the end of our lease approaching, CA spent the past three years (or so) looking at numerous locations for its headquarters. Hillside Center brings with it so much of what we sought.

CA will move into more than 32,000 square feet of a nearly 44,000-square-foot building, providing team members with an enhanced work environment and more room than they currently have in the three different buildings that presently house CA’s headquarters operations. Hillside is a value-oriented alternative that provides CA with ownership potential, which demonstrates CA’s commitment to being a careful steward of our resources.

It is in a safe and convenient location, less than three miles from the Downtown Columbia Lakefront and, once a planned pathway is completed, less than a mile’s walk from Lake Kittamaqundi. And there will be plentiful parking for employees and visitors, a situation that would not be the case as the redevelopment of Downtown Columbia continues.

CA remains committed to and is one of the largest property owners in Downtown Columbia. CA owns and manages the lakefront. Haven on the Lake has opened underneath the new Whole Foods Market. I also serve on boards and committees dedicated to Columbia’s downtown.

This is a great opportunity for CA. We look forward to hosting you in our new home.

E-mail milton.matthews@columbiaassociation.org with questions/comments.