In early summer 2016, the Department of Planning and Zoning initiated the Oakland Mills Village Center Area Redevelopment Feasibility Study to examine future land uses in the larger village area as well as to study a more targeted project area to understand its market potential. 

Additional general information about the study is provided in the Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

NEW: The study consultants presented their preliminary findings at a community meeting on November 15, 2016. More information about those findings, including a Preliminary Findings Questions and Responses sheet, is available below under 'Meetings' and 'November 15, 2016.'



November 15, 2016

Oakland Mills Middle School Cafeteria, 9540 Kiliminjaro Road, Columbia, 7 pm-9 pm, November 15, 2016

Howard County and Columbia Association hosted this second, interim meeting in the feasibility study process. The Bolan Smart consulting team presented preliminary development feasibility findings and possible design concepts. 

Oakland Mills community members (residents, business owners, property owners, and visitors) had the opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback. A subsequent meeting, to occur in early 2017, will feature a final study presentation and conclusions.

Those unable to attend the November 15 meeting are encouraged to view the presentation slides and Questions and Responses sheet under 'Resources' below.  



June 6, 2016

The County's Department of Planning and Zoning and Bolan Smart consulting team held a meeting to kick off the Oakland Mills Village Center Area Redevelopment Feasibility Study. This community meeting was an opportunity for the project team to: 1) introduce project team members, process and schedule; and 2) ask community members for input via small consumer focus group style break sessions. 

The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 7 pm-9 pm, June 6, 2016


May 10, 2016

The Oakland Mills Community Association Village Board invited Howard County, Columbia Association, and the Bolan Smart consulting team to talk about the just launched Oakland Mills Redevelopment Feasibility Study. Following opening remarks from Columbia Association President Milton Matthews and County Executive Allan Kittleman, Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning staff offered a brief background presentation on the study. The consulting team, led by Bolan Smart, then presented the process and method they will use to conduct the study.


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