A plan to prevent catastrophic flooding in Ellicott City, come with controversy

Posted at 7:18 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 07:18:18-04

Howard County residents can voice their concerns at tonight's workshop, presenting a plan to stop flooding in Old Ellicott City.

There are several parts to the five-year watershed plan. County officials was close to completing the original plan following the 2016 flood when the second flood happened in May.

The plan come with a bit of controversy with the removal of 10 buildings along lower main street to create a Riverwalk.

The county tweeted out a rendering last week of what that might look like.

The plan would start around the Caplan’s building and go to Maryland Ave. It also includes widening water channels, calling on them the Hudson Bend.

According to the plans, that would mean relocating the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company and removing part of the LA Palapa and Su Casa building.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. at the George Howard Building in Ellicott City.

If you plan to attend the workshop you must register.