ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Government will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the potential redevelopment of the Historic Ellicott City Courthouse and associated properties on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The County and its consultant team will discuss potential concepts for the courthouse redevelopment and will solicit public feedback on those concepts. To register please click here. Following the meeting, the County will issue an online survey to solicit additional community input. 

We have a unique opportunity to repurpose our nearly two century old courthouse complex in Ellicott City, and reimagine how this space can be utilized and serve our residents, businesses, and visitors. This is an exciting time for Ellicott City and for our community who truly treasures this town and all that it has to offer. I encourage our residents to participate in this community conversation and provide input on the future of the courthouse complex.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

The properties to be discussed include the courthouse located at 8360 Court Avenue, the Former Jailhouse located at 3709 Park Avenue, the Office Building located at 3716 Court Place, and the parking lot next to the courthouse. Officials will also provide an update on the rezoning process currently underway in which the county seeks to rezone the properties from Historic Office to Historic Commercial.

In May, the Howard County Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approval of the County’s rezoning proposal. The case will be heard before the Zoning Board on September 1st. The County issued a Request for Information earlier this year to solicit ideas from the development community for the courthouse and associated properties. 

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