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November 28, 1994
The Howard County Planning Board, doing the only thing it could, last week approved the final development plans for a new section of Columbia's Kendall Ridge, over the objections of the Long Reach village board.The only question before the planning body was whether blueprints submitted by the Rouse Co., the project's developer, mirrored plans approved in 1990 and 1993.In 1990, village officials supported the county Planning Board's actions, which changed 145 acres slated for commercial and industrial use to a site for more than 700 multi- and single-family homes.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | June 20, 2004
Columbia's 23 outdoor pools are the coolest places to be in the summer - if you can find them. In the planned community known for confusing geography and a paucity of landmarks, residents often have no idea where they can take a dip. Buildings, berms and nondescript landscaping usually camouflage the pools. To help lost swimmers, the Columbia Association spent about $3,000 to erect new directional signs in some villages by the time the pools had opened for the summer. "The pools are definitely hard to find; everything in Columbia is hard to find," said Valerie Alexander, who heads the association's sport and fitness advisory committee.
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NEWS
August 2, 1994
How is it that people earning between $18,000 and $40,000 a year can be considered criminals or magnets for criminal activity in their communities?That is one of the suppositions made by residents of the Kendall Ridge section of Columbia, who are fighting a proposed affordable housing project in their community.Officials of the Rouse Co. and the Enterprise Foundation want to build Streamwood, a 64-unit townhouse complex, on five acres off Snowden River Parkway in Kendall Ridge. More than half of the units would be sold to buyers earning less than $40,000 a year, the remainder rented to tenants earning at least $18,000.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 16, 2000
The Hopewell neighborhood swimming pool, off Snowden River Parkway in east Columbia, may not be able to open Memorial Day weekend because of a pre-dawn fire last week that destroyed the pool's pumping equipment and a wooden building that housed the machinery. Rob Goldman, Columbia Association's vice president for sports and fitness, said it will take a week or two to determine whether the pool, one of 23 public pools in Columbia, will be able to open at all this year. "We're investigating to see if we can rig something to get us through the summer," he said.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | November 17, 1992
In Friday's Howard section, an article about the proposed Kendall Ridge pool should have said that planning for the pool is expected to cost $75,000.The Sun regrets the errors.The Howard Research and Development Corp. has submitted plans for a 150-unit town house project in Kendall Ridge, the first phase of development that eventually could add more than 1,000 housing units to the Village of Long Reach.Kendall Ridge is the fourth and newest neighborhood in Long Reach, said Al Scavo, vice president of The Rouse Co. HRD is a subsidiary of The Rouse Co.The county Zoning Board paved the way for residential development in Kendall Ridge by changing the zoning in March for 149 acres of office and retail property to allow residential development.
NEWS
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff Writer | June 14, 1992
Columbia residents told state Public Service Commission representatives last week that they want the telephone company to leave their numbers alone.The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. told 126 residents in the Kendall Ridge neighborhood in the village of Long Reach that it would be changing their numbers to an Ellicott City exchange.Being assigned new numbers is not just an inconvenience, residents told the commission Thursday night; it will be a financial hardship.Those who want to keep their Columbia numbers say they have a Washington-area orientation.
NEWS
By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Sun Staff Writer | September 7, 1994
More than a dozen cars and mini-vans snaked around the rear parking lot of Waterloo Elementary School Friday, spilling onto Old Montgomery Road as parents waited to pick up their children at the end of the school day.Second in line was Elizabeth Bhanot, who came nearly a half-hour before classes ended to pick up her 8-year-old twins, who have been denied bus service this year by the county.Mrs. Bhanot's family was among the dozens affected by Superintendent Michael E. Hickey's decision to halt transportation for a portion of the Kendall Ridge neighborhood that includes families whose children now can get to the school on a new, wooded walking path.
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1994
As the melted ice began to re-freeze in the evening chill last night, it was time to talk about swimming pools.Preferably solar-heated ones.Columbia Council members wrestled with what has become a perennial philosophical question: Are 21 neighborhood pools enough?For member Mike Rethman, whose Hickory Ridge village has the city's newest and best-attended pools, the answer is a resounding "yes!"Roy T. Lyons, whose Long Reach village has been battling for a fourth pool for five years, has a different view.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | February 19, 1993
The Columbia Council last night reversed its earlier position on a pool for the neighborhood of Kendall Ridge and voted to include $75,000 in planning money for the facility in next year's proposed capital budget.The council's vote, 6-1 with two abstentions, is not binding since it was taken during a work session on the $10.1 million capital plan.But the strength of the vote suggests the money will be approved when the council formally votes March 1 on the spending plan.During a meeting in November, the council voted against putting planning money for the Kendall Ridge pool in the fiscal 1993-1994 budget that takes effect May 1.At that time, council members opposed a pool for Kendall Ridge hTC because some of Columbia's existing 21 pools lose money annually and because there are three other neighborhood pools in the Village of Long Reach, where Kendall Ridge is located.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | January 5, 1993
Kendall Ridge residents are gearing up for another attempt to convince the Columbia Council that their neighborhood in Long Reach village should, like other Columbia neighborhoods, have a swimming pool.Residents of the newest Long Reach neighborhood, which is designated for development over the next few years, plan to argue their case before the Columbia Council at two budget hearings later this month."We're going to urge the neighborhood to come out en masse and give them our views," said Beverly Riling, a Kendall Ridge community organizer.
NEWS
By John J. Snyder and John J. Snyder,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 28, 1999
ON SUNDAY, the early birds flocked to Hechinger's to catch bargains. By 8: 30 a.m., when many folks are getting up on a Sunday, the big parking lot at the Snowden Square shopping center was half full of sedans, pickup trucks and minivans. Not unusual for the "world's most unusual lumberyard" -- as the company's logo once read. But now, all sales at the big-box hardware store are final, and the Hechinger Co. will be reduced to a notation in bankruptcy court records. Company executives expect to close the chain by mid-December.
NEWS
By Erica C. Harrington and Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF | August 7, 1996
Residents in about 25 neighborhoods countywide gathered last night at block parties and picnics to mark the 10th Howard County National Night Out Against Crime.Neighbors munched on hot dogs, coleslaw and watermelon, met new residents and got reacquainted with old ones.At parties in North Laurel and Long Reach village in Columbia, residents said the crimes committed in their neighborhoods were minor and that they hope a close-knit community will keep it that way."This is an excuse to get together," said Will Geckle, a seven-year resident of the Kendall Ridge neighborhood in Long Reach.
BUSINESS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | June 18, 1995
The quiet, burgeoning community called Kendall Ridge -- nestled in eastern Columbia -- is a magnet for homebuyers who desire a safe place to raise children. The growing community is filled with tot lots and bicycle and walkway paths and has easy access to good schools."I'm a stay-at-home mom. I like the fact that there are other children here," said 35-year-old Donna Woo, as she loaded her four children into her van one day so her oldest, Anna, who will be 6 at the end of this month, could make her ballet class on time.
NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | May 16, 1995
It's been a laborious and difficult conception, but after 10 years of expectation, Kendall Ridge residents are finally getting their baby this month: a swimming pool within walking distance."
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Erik Nelson and Adam Sachs and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writers | May 1, 1995
Nearby Columbia residents fear that the Rouse Co. proposal for the new town's second giant warehouse-style retail complex may hasten the decline of their community shopping center and worsen congestion on one of the county's busiest and most dangerous traffic corridors.But county officials say road adjustments can be made to handle the increased traffic, and they praised the proposed $45 million retail hub on Route 175 between Dobbin Road and Snowden River Parkway for the taxes and jobs it would generate.
NEWS
April 17, 1995
The Howard County Planning Board last week approved plans for 58 townhouses next to Snowden River Parkway in the Kendall Ridge neighborhood of Long Reach village.The townhouses would be across Snowden River Parkway from the planned Eastern High School, a source of some concern for the Long Reach village association. Kathryn Mann of the association told Planning Board members during their Thursday meeting that village board members were concerned that children would be crossing a four-lane, divided road to play.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | December 8, 1994
The Long Reach village board will appeal the county Planning Board's decision approving a 727-home development in Kendall Ridge, the final Rouse Co. community in east Columbia.The village board, which criticized the project's high density and open space provisions days before its Nov. 23 approval, voted unanimously in a closed session Tuesday night to fight the project at the county Board of Appeals."It's premature to talk about all the grounds," said village board chairwoman Cecilia Januszkiewicz.
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | June 29, 1993
A county law aimed at preventing school crowding is holding up 900 homes planned by the Rouse Co."It was bound to happen sooner or later," said Alton J. Scavo, Rouse Co. vice president and associate director of community development. "It would have been nice if it had happened a lot later."The development of up to 483 apartments, 192 townhouses and 214 detached houses in the Kendall Ridge neighborhood of Long Reach Village was to have been built in 1996.But the county's limit on the number of units in the region had already been allocated.
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | December 25, 1994
After winning concessions from the Rouse Co. on a 727-home development in Kendall Ridge, Columbia's Long Reach village board dropped plans to appeal the county Planning Board's decision to approve the development.The village board had decided earlier this month to file the appeal, saying plans for one of east Columbia's last residential developments included inadequate parkland and too many small homesites.But Tuesday, representatives of the village board and its nonprofit village association walked part of the 145-acre site with Rouse planners, who showed them where the company could level parkland to provide informal playing fieldsThe company also agreed to provide more open space to complete a pathway system and to eliminate 10 homesites of 6,000 square feet or less and replace them with about six larger lots.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | December 8, 1994
The Long Reach village board will appeal the county Planning Board's decision approving a 727-home development in Kendall Ridge, the final Rouse Co. community in east Columbia.The village board, which criticized the project's high density and open space provisions days before its Nov. 23 approval, voted unanimously in a closed session Tuesday night to fight the project at the county Board of Appeals."It's premature to talk about all the grounds," said village board chairwoman Cecilia Januszkiewicz.
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