The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (WPRP) has entered into a public-private partnership to clean up the Severn Run, Patapsco and Patuxent waterways. Read Full Article »
A group of investors — JARS Health Investments, Anne Arundel Health System (AAHS) and LifeBridge Health — has formally agreed to acquire Evergreen Health. The stock purchase agreement is pending Evergreen’s final transition to a for-profit company, which the Maryland Insurance Administration is expected to consider in June. Read Full Article »
Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has unveiled his fiscal 2018 budget plan to the county council. The budget is designed to accelerate Schuh’s five-point strategic plan, which includes the following items.Read Full Article »
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and members of the Long Reach Village Center (LRVC) Evaluation Committee have announced the selection of the Orchard Development Team of Ellicott City to purchase and revitalize the village center.
Plans submitted by Orchard propose a Village Green, community space with a pavilion, approximately 75,000 square feet of combined retail, medical office and commercial space, a food industry incubator and a vertical garden. The plans also call for 120 units of senior multi-family housing, 52 for-sale townhomes and 132 units of market rate housing, as well as structured and surface parking for approximately 960 vehicles.
Orchard has offered a purchase price of $2.5 million, and hopes to close on the sale no later than the first quarter of 2018 and deliver its first use for the property in the first half of 2020.
“Orchard has presented a proposal that delivers on the stakeholders’ suggestions and the key features they requested,” Kittleman said. “This redevelopment plan will help us achieve economic sustainability for this center, making it a vibrant community gathering place with amenities, services and areas for arts and recreation.”
Four proposals were received by the Evaluation Committee. The winning proposal will now be reviewed by the county’s Planning Board on May 18 before moving to the County Council for its approval. Following the council vote, Orchard and the county will finalize a purchase and sales agreement.
Howard County Superintendent of Schools Renee Foose and the Howard County Board of Education have jointly announced Foose’s retirement from the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) effective May 2.Read Full Article »
Merriweather Post Pavilion, always home to summer concerts, will also become home to a series of classic summer movies, with the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission (DCACC) announcing its first season of Merriweather Movie Nights. Read Full Article »
Community members are invited to attend “Founder’s Day: A Celebration of the Vision, Leadership and Legacy of James Rouse” on Tuesday, May 9, from 9 a.m.–noon, in the Smith Theatre at Howard Community College (HCC). The event is being presented by the Columbia 50th Birthday Celebration and HCC. It is free and open to the public.Read Full Article »
Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Councilman Chris Trumbauer, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Superintendent George Arlotto and School Board President Stacy Korbelak have announced that the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has approved a funding framework that provides solvency to the AACPS Health Insurance Fund.Read Full Article »
After 16 years of leading the Howard County Library System (HCLS), President and CEO Valerie Gross will depart in August to return to her roots in the San Francisco Bay Area.Read Full Article »
Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has announced the launch of the Safe Stations program to help combat the growing heroin and opioid crisis. The plan calls for each Anne Arundel County and Annapolis City Fire Station, as well as county and city police stations, to be designated as a safe environment for individuals looking for assistance to start their path to recovery from heroin/opioid addiction. Read Full Article »