The Howard County Council voted to approve funding for the New Cultural Center on Monday January 4. The vote was 3-1-1.

Here is detailed information via The Merriweather Post blog:

The following statement is from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on the vote to fund the New Cultural Center:

“We have worked for many years to get to this point and create a first-class art and culture center for Howard County that will spur people’s love of art and theater and will be accessible to all residents,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. “The contributions that organizations like Columbia Center for the Theatrical Arts (CCTA), Toby’s Dinner Theatre, and Recreation and Parks have historically made to all residents of our community will continue in the new center. Additionally, it will be a vital component of the Downtown Columbia Plan and an important element in expanding affordable housing in the area. Thank you to the many partners who have advocated for this project and helped get us over the finish line – including former County Executives Ulman and Kittleman who each carried this project through critical steps. We’re very grateful to Council Members Jones, Mercer Rigby, and Yungmann for their support and approval of this historic project. We can now focus on next steps to see the center come to life.”


Scott E