For the 1200th post in the lifetime of this blog, I present for your consideration, the latest development plan for the parcel of land known as Where That God Awful Tower Was Going to Be Built. You can read about the 9 stories of destiny here. And from henceforth, this project shall be known as Little Patuxent Square.
Here we have another case of a businessman betting on the redevelopment of downtown Columbia. I'm not sure that the timeline to construction should be a year-- going to have to disagree with some of my Town Center brethren on that score. But also not sure that the approval process should be so rapid as to allow contruction to start at the end of summer/early fall.
But, of course, given the history of that property, can we blame any owner, developer, or builder for the desire to move forward on the project quickly? Lest the TAG, CCD, ABC, ELO, or any other collection of letters come together to continue to oppose progress in Columbia.
The 22-story tower likely wasn't the finest moment in the history of planning in downtown. But this proposal, at first blush, appears much more reasonable and congruent with what a fully-built out downtown Columbia will be. This is a proposal that definitely warrants at the very least, further consideration.