Lets face it, Columbia is 41 years old and some its buildings and developments are outdated, blighted, and just simple maintenance won't even begin to do the trick. It's time to think redevelopment on a large scale and not just Downtown but in the Villages and not just their Village Centers either it's for residential redevelopment and almost all of Columbia's Villages will see it.
The site that Autumn Crest currently sits on would be turned 4 story elevator apartments and condos and renamed "Kittamaqundi Overlook." The For Sale/Rent Ratio will be 60% Market Rate for Sale, 25% Market Rate for Rent, and 15% Affordable Rentals.
The site that is Grand Pointe will be turned into mid and high rise elevator apartments and condos and renamed "Oakland Mills Estates." Which will be 55% Market Rate Home Ownership, 35% Market Rate Rentals, and 10% Below Market Rate Home Ownership.Stevens Forest Apartments will be low rises handicapped accessible condos priced below market value for seniors. It will be renamed "The Residences at Stevens Forest." They will be 100% Home Ownership for Seniors with prices starting below $100,000.
The Verona will be low rise elevator apartments and condos, residents will have keys to get in and out of the buildings as well as their individual home. The new development will be named "The Crescent at Talbott Springs." It will feature 45% Market Rate Home Ownership 30% Market Rate Rentals, and 25% Below Market Home Ownership.
Shadow Oaks will be the same set up as the former Verona/Dorseys Forge but it will have a different facade. It will be renamed "Oakland Mills Towne Centre." and will have 50% Market Rate Home Ownership, 45% Market Rate Rentals and 5% Below Market Rate Rentals.The Cinnamon Tree Quads will retain their name but will be redeveloped as Duplexes so they will have more windows and back yards. They will also be larger in size. They will be 100% Market Rate Home Ownership.
Well this is my Oakland Mills redevelopment plan. Stay tuned for future redevelopment plans for other villages because they will pop up.