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10/27/2014 - 10.27.14 Department of Planning & Zoning Launches New Online Involvement Platform, “EngageHoward” READ MORE
7/28/2014 - 07.28.14 Agricultural Land Preservation Tops 2,200 Acres Under County Executive Ulman READ MORE
6/16/2014 - 06.16.14 Howard County Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Courthouse Expansion READ MORE
5/29/2014 - 05.29.14 Howard County Kicks Off Seventh Annual “Bike to Work Day” READ MORE
4/8/2014 - 04.08.14 Howard County Launches Bike Share Feasibility Study READ MORE
2/5/2014 - 02.05.14 Design Guideline Process for Clarksville Commercial Area to Get Underway, Executive Ulman Announces READ MORE
6/11/2013 - 06.11.13 Howard County Bicycle-Friendly Business Workshop READ MORE
4/26/2013 - 04.26.13 Howard County to Construct First Streetscape Projects on Route 40 READ MORE
3/21/2013 - 03.21.13 County Executive Ulman to Offer Remarks at Launch of the Opportunity Collaborative READ MORE
3/13/2013 - 03.13.13 Howard County Earns Fourth Award for Downtown Columbia Plan READ MORE

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