Head Start Coming to Long Reach Village Center

Head Start Coming to Long Reach Village Center

The Community Action Council of Howard County’s early childhood education program, Head Start, is coming to the Long Reach Village Center. This new location will allow for more classroom capacity and reduce challenging transit needs.

Head Start and Pre-K provides free pre-school to eligible 3- to 5-year-old children. Programs provide family engagement services, speech & language therapy, mental health consulting, hearing & vision screening, and nutritional counseling.

To learn more, please visit https://www.cac-hc.org/

New Businesses Coming to Long Reach Village Center

New Businesses Coming to Long Reach Village Center

VM Services, a storefront selling cellular phones, phone plans, wire transfers and more, is moving into 1,643 square feet of the Long Reach Village Center. The owner, Nora Sanchez, previously rented a small space in Deli Town, another store in the Village Center, and is now expanding to her own space. Ms. Sanchez has two other business locations in Gaithersburg and Arlington. View full press release here.

Howard International Grocer, a market specializing in international foods and halal meat, is moving into 1,733 square feet of the Long Reach Village Center. Owner, Monzurul Islam, formerly lived in the Long Reach neighborhood, and has family still in the area. Mr. Islam has three other retail locations and a wholesale distribution business in Prince George’s County. The Howard International Grocer will sell fresh meat and fish, frozen meat and fish, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, milk, eggs, snacks, and more. View full press release here.

The Blooming Hope Dominican Hair Salon is moving into 1,272 square feet of the Long Reach Village Center. The salon will offer hair services for women, men and children, and offer beauty products and accessories. Angela Concepcion and Jardiel Morel, owners of Blooming Hope, have owned and operated salons for more than 30 years in the Dominican Republic. View full press release here.

In the past year, more than 45,000 square feet of office and retail space has been leased, including 25,000 square feet of the space that previously housed Safeway. The Village Center was built in the late 1970s and was designed to meet a variety of residential, office and commercial needs. The Long Reach Rising goal is to help stabilize the area through maintenance, repair, beautification, and placemaking. These businesses join Roving Radish, Manneq Art, Head Start, Every Kid Can Cook, Roll Up N Dye, the Columbia Arts Center, the Stonehouse Community Center, the African Art Museum of Maryland, and new Howard County Arts Council artists’ studios, as part of the emerging arts, culture, and entrepreneurship hub.

For more information visit howardcountymd.gov/longreach

Long Reach Rising

Long Reach Rising

At the February 18, 2020 work session of the Long Reach Village Board, County Executive Calvin Ball presented his vision for the Long Reach Village Center – Long Reach Rising.

The presentation video can be viewed here and the powerpoint presentation here. The video of the live streamed event is available online. The county welcomes resident’s feedback.

Comments can be made at howardcountymd.gov/longreach

Preliminary Development Plan & Community Response

Orchard Development Corporation has provided a copy of the submitted preliminary development plan to the village for review by the community.

A community response can be found at that link below.

Community Response Statement

Click the links below to view the preliminary development plan provided by Orchard Development Corporation.

Long Reach Village Center Redevelopment Concept Plan for PDP Amendment

Long Reach Village Center Design Guidelines PDP Planning Board Submission – Draft 2.0 January 2018