It's time

Prepare to be inspired

Columbia, Maryland’s new downtown is alive with activity. You’ll find new shops and eateries, an expanded Lakefront experience, and new paths and walkways that tie it all together. And that’s just the beginning. New construction is a sign of things to come as Downtown Columbia transforms into a special place to live and work, or to visit with friends and family.

What's now

There’s a lot to see and do in Downtown Columbia. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening right now. View all that's happening.

  • Metropolitan is Now Leasing


    Downtown Columbia’s exciting new residence.

    Metropolitan is Now Leasing


    Downtown Columbia’s exciting new residence.

    The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia will open to residents in this fall. The luxury, six-story residence, touting the largest resident clubhouse in town and a relaxing public promenade, is just steps from The Mall and AMC’s Columbia 14 Theater.

  • Haven On The Lake Opens


    Recover. Reconnect. Rejuvenate.

    Haven On The Lake Opens


    Recover. Reconnect. Rejuvenate.

    Overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi from the Frank Gehry-designed Rouse Company Building, the Columbia Association’s new mind-body wellness retreat is opening this autumn. Is there a better place to relax and revitalize?

  • Whole Foods a Welcome Neighbor


    A part of the community from the get go.

    Whole Foods a Welcome Neighbor


    A part of the community from the get go.

    Designed specifically for the Columbia shopper in Frank Gehry’s iconic Rouse Company Building, Whole Foods opens this much-anticipated location on August 20th.

  • The Arts are Alive in Columbia


    Performances promise to dazzle, entertain

    The Arts are Alive in Columbia


    Performances promise to dazzle, entertain

    Columbia’s vibrant arts community has started announcing what to expect in the season ahead. From a poet laureate to string quartets, there’s lots of high caliber entertainment in store.

What's next

Downtown Columbia is alive with opportunities. Here’s a snapshot of what’s around the corner. View all that's happening.

  • Sweetlife Festival Returns


    Festival expands to two days!

    Sweetlife Festival Returns


    Festival expands to two days!

    Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris and the Weekend are coming to Merriweather! They’ll be part of this year’s 6th annual Sweetlife Festival which features more than 22 hours of music and 25 acts over May 30th and 31st. Produced by East Coast organic food chain Sweetgreen, the culinary lifestyle brand dedicated to smartly-sourced, seasonal food, and …

  • Next Up: Science, Engineering and Technology.


    HCC’s SET building to open in 2017

    Next Up: Science, Engineering and Technology.


    HCC’s SET building to open in 2017

    Science, Engineering and Technology or SET will soon have its own, highly specialized building on the campus of Howard Community College. Ground was recently broken on the four story, 145,300 square foot project expected to open to students in 2017 after being completed later the prior year. The project, a $77 million dollar venture, is …

  • Pathway to connect Columbia


    Muti-use pathway will connect Hospital to Blandair

    Pathway to connect Columbia


    Muti-use pathway will connect Hospital to Blandair

    Once complete, the three stages of the multi-use pathway will provide pedestrians and bikers a way to get from one side of Columbia to the other.

  • Merriweather Renovations Start


    Venue amps up with a revamp

    Merriweather Renovations Start


    Venue amps up with a revamp

    Over the next five off-seasons, Merriweather Post Pavilion will undergo some $19 million in renovations making the popular venue only better.