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Howard Community College to Hold Ribbon Cutting for New Parking Garage

Enrollment Growth Led to Parking Deficit; Garage Adds 736 Spaces, Opens for Spring Semester

As Howard Community College’s enrollment grew over the past decade, the parking infrastructure could not keep pace with demand. For students, parking became the number one concern, and investing in new parking for students became a priority. Howard Community College will celebrate the opening of its newest parking garage—a 736-space expansion of its East Garage—with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, January 27 at 11:30 a.m.

The celebration marks the successful completion of a $16.4 million project that began planning in the summer of 2012, with major construction commencing in February 2016. Funding for the garage was provided by the college, Howard County government, and a bond sale.

Among the features of the new garage are a new access road directly from Little Patuxent Parkway to help alleviate congestion and delays entering campus and to promote more efficient access to parking. The garage also has a covered pedestrian bridge for safe access from the garage to the campus.

The garage will open to students on Monday, January 30, just in time for the start of the spring semester of credit classes.


Dr. Kate Hetherington, Howard Community College President
Dr. Calvin Ball, Howard County Council Vice Chair
Jahantab Siddiqui, Howard County Deputy Chief of Staff
Other Howard County elected officials and leaders
Business leaders associated with the project
Howard Community College trustees, faculty, and staff


Celebrate new East Garage expansion at Howard Community College with ribbon cutting


Friday, January 27, at 11:30 A.M.


East Parking Garage (located on the Faculty Drive access road)
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044


To get to the parking for this event, make a U-turn at the traffic light at the intersection of Little Patuxent Parkway and Harpers Farm Road (main entrance to the college). After making the U-turn, get into the right lane and make a right turn on to Faculty Drive. Take the next left and bear to the right to enter the East Garage. Public Safety will direct you into parking.

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