Sale of Former Columbia Flier Building


POSTPONED - Community Input Meetings


In an effort to protect the public from the spread of the coronavirus, the County's Flier Building meetings, scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 and Saturday, March 21, have been postponed. Visit this site for future updates in the coming days and weeks.

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball invites the community to attend one of the following meeting events to participate in discussions on the future use of the Columbia Flier Building. It is encouraged that residents choose the date which works best as both meetings will cover the same information.



  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Click here to RSVP for the March 18 th input meeting.*
*RSVP here only if you did not register through the Constant Contact message

  • Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Click here to RSVP for the March 21 st input meeting.*
*RSVP here only if you did not register through the Constant Contact message 

Location for both meetings:
Wilde Lake Middle School Cafeteria
10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044






Brief History

Designed by Columbia resident and architect Bob Moon, the Columbia Flier Building has been a striking building along the streetscape of Little Patuxent Parkway since its construction in 1978. For 33 years the building was home to the Columbia Flier which ceased its operations there in 2011. The property was purchased in 2014 by Howard County due in part to its close proximity to Downtown Columbia. The building is situated near an array of corporate office headquarters, high-end merchants, entertainment venues, educational facilities, and mixed-use high-density residential units. 


The Flier Building was selected as a location for the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, which was to be operated by the Howard County Economic Development Authority. In 2015, the newly branded Innovation Center was instead located in the Columbia Gateway Park (a designated "Innovation District") due in part to the estimated $7.2 million price tag required to renovate the Flier Building.


Today, County Executive Ball is initiating community input meetings in March to hear from the public about the sale of the former Columbia Flier Building. The meetings in March will provide the public an opportunity to give input on the future use  of the site. Following these meetings, the County Executive will begin requesting proposals for the site that align with the sentiments received from the public.  


About the Property

Address: 10750 N. Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

Year Built: 1978

Property Land Area: 94,046 SF (2.159 Acres)

Above Grade Living Area: 35,724 SF

Current Type: Office Building