A Stronger, Safer, Smarter Ellicott City
Ellicott City has flooded over twenty times in its history and it is going to flood again.
The bipartisan 2018 Plan took seven years to develop and will transform Historic Ellicott City into a place where residents and business owners can finally feel safe again.
“This is something that has to happen now. We really want to move forward so we can protect lives,” Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said previously.read more
“Finally, we’re going to stop studying and start doing things,” said Frank Durantaye, an Ellicott City business owner and resident.read more
News Maryland Howard County Funding for Ellicott City flood mitigation plan could be approved by Howard County Council tonight
The Howard County Council will vote tonight on funding the controversial flood mitigation plan that would, among other efforts, remove 19 buildings in Ellicott City.read more
This article first appeared in the Washington Post and can be found here. By Jay Reed September 30 at 7:43 PM Sally Tennant recalls spending day after day salvaging what was left of her Ellicott City shop after the May flood. Her process was tedious, sorting through...read more
This article originally appeared here in the Howard County Times on Sept 18th. Sixty-six people testified during a marathon Howard County Council legislative hearing Monday night on plans to mitigate flooding in historic Ellicott City. The council is considering three...read more
From the Howard County Times on Sept 13th Howard County officials are emphasizing the importance of public input for the plan to protect Ellicott City from catastrophic flooding. Residents on Monday will be able to testify on the county’s plan to transfer existing...read more
The statement reads in part: “There is no more time for studying. There is no more time for debate. Yes, our hearts break with yours at the idea of removing part of the history that comprises our town, but we also recognize that without this change, there will be no future. Without the current plan, there will be no Main Street to protectread more
We stand with County Executive Allan Kittleman, County Councilman Jon Weinstein and others in Howard County government in support of the proposed five-year plan for Ellicott City. As individuals who have been studying the issue and supporting and advocating for flood mitigation efforts in the community for a long time, we ask that you open your minds and hearts to this new future for Ellicott City because it’s time to prepare for tomorrow’s flood.read more
As residents, business people and visitors to historic Ellicott City contemplate Howard County’s aggressive plan to remove nearly 20 buildings to lessen flood risk, some wonder how the popular destination will cope with change.
The answer is: Change has been underway for years.read more
Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and Councilmember Jon Weinstein provided a detailed presentation to the Howard County Council of their five-year strategy to mitigate flooding in Ellicott City. The presentation was made at the conclusion of the Council’s...read more