GGP to host 'Vision in Focus'

Event 4th in series after draft plan

June 27, 2008

General Growth Properties Inc. will host "Vision in Focus: The Neighborhoods," at 7:30 p.m. July 9 at the Spear Center in the company's headquarters at 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. It is the fourth in a series of meetings that followed the April presentation of the draft master plan for Columbia's Town Center.

At the meeting, GGP representatives will look at each of the Town Center neighborhoods that will be affected by the master plan and highlight the overall characteristics of each, including the mix of uses, densities and building height recommendations. The previous "Vision in Focus" forums addressed sustainability/environment, transit/traffic and culture.

"Just as we did in the previous three 'Vision in Focus' presentations, we will share with the community specific elements of the draft master plan. At this meeting, we will focus on particular aspects envisioned for the individual neighborhoods," GGP's regional vice president Gregory F. Hamm said in a statement.

For those without alternative means of transportation, arrangements may be made by calling GGP at 410-992-6500 by noon July 8. In addition, for information about public transportation, contact Howard Transit Customer Service at 1-800-270-9553 or visit www.howardtransit.com. County residents who are over 60 years of age may also arrange transportation with Neighbor Ride at 410-884-RIDE (4733).

Information about the meeting will be available online at www.columbiatowncenter.info. Information from previous meetings regarding draft master plan is also available on the Web site. Additionally, the Web site allows interested parties to subscribe to e-mail alerts that will provide notification of scheduled meeting dates, times and locations.

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