There are few better contrasts between the well thought out planning in Howard County and the sprawl, traffic congestion, and unnessisary reductions in the quality of life of Montgomery County and Northern Virginia.Yes, let's talk about sprawl, Howard County. Forty years ago a man named Jim Rouse stood at a point halfway between Washington and Baltimore and said he was going to stop sprawl by building a city there in what was the middle of nowhere. Forty years ago, Montgomery County only went up as far as Calverton, roughly ten miles south. That isn't sprawl?
Man, and I was looking forward to shopping at the Mall in Columbia for back-to-school. I might have to hit up Montgomery Mall or Wheaton Plaza instead and keep my hard-earned dollars from floating up there in to the too-pristine-for-you acres of Howard County.