Long Reach Village Center

The Long Reach Village Center is currently owned by Howard County Government.

For any information or issues regarding the Long Reach Village Center (leasing, maintenance, events, etc.), email longreach@howardcountymd.gov or call 410-313-2700.

Long Reach Village Center Redevelopment Discussion

Tuesday, February 20, 7:30pm at Stonehouse

The Office of the County Executive attended the Long Reach Village Board meeting on February 20, 2024. The county introduced Columbia Concepts, the sole entity to submit a bid for redeveloping the Village Center. Columbia Concepts shared their mixed-use concept plan which includes indoor sports space, retail, residential (rental units and townhouses), and community green space.

The county stated that it had not said yes or no to the proposal. The county wanted to gather community feedback about the proposed redevelopment plan before taking any next steps in the redevelopment process.

The RFP, presentations, and updates about the Village Center may be found on the county’s website: howardcountymd.gov/planning-zoning/long-reach-rising. Questions about the Village Center redevelopment should be directed to the county. Email your comments, concerns, and questions to the county at longreach@howardcountymd.gov.

Long Reach Village Center Redevelopment

Howard County Government, owner of the Long Reach Village Center, has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the sale and redevelopment of the Long Reach Village Center (LRVC) property, located at 8775 Cloudleap Court in Columbia. The RFP can be found here.

Questions regarding this property should be submitted electronically, concurrently to Patti Restrepo with Chartwell Enterprises at patricia.restrepo@chartwellenterprises.com and to the County at longreach@howardcountymd.gov. Responses to questions, along with more information, will be posted on the County’s “Long Reach Rising” website.

County officials attended the Long Reach Village Board meeting on June 20, 2023 to explain the RFP process and proposed timeline. (VIEW THE PRESENTATION) The RFP will be similar to the prior RFP and incorporate elements from the documents below:

The presentation, county contact information, RFP information, and updates about the Village Center may be found on the county’s website below:

https://www.howardcountymd.gov/planning-zoning/long-reach-rising

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

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

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