The Neighborhood

Metal sculpture Concert venue Plaza rendering Splash pad with children playing Park light show Laser light show A view of the neighborhood

A new hub for culture and commerce


Columbia is consistently rated among the best cities in the nation to live. Situated between two great cities, it’s close enough to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., yet far away enough to have its own bold expression. The dynamic transformation of Downtown includes corporate headquarters and new businesses that are thriving in an amenity-rich environment that attracts and retains employees.

Two businessmen walking down office steps
Guitarist at the Merriweather Post Pavilion
Two children playing in the park

The cultural expressions and entertainment venues in Columbia are unmatched in the region. With a variety of retail, restaurants, and housing options, Columbia boasts some of the best schools, library system in the country, providing an ideal environment for individuals and families to thrive.

Merriweather District

Merriweather District office building

Merriweather District is the new heart and soul of Downtown Columbia. Reimagined as a new amenity-rich urban center surrounding Merriweather Post Pavilion and Symphony Woods, it brings new ways of working, living, and dynamic arts and cultural experiences to life. This district is vibrant, walkable, and includes offices, shops, restaurants, apartments, structured parking and parkland. This is a place where minds are open, creativity is unleashed, and new ideas take shape. To accelerate business. To promote progress. To build a better tomorrow.

Lakefront District

People Tree

The Lakefront District is Downtown Columbia’s heart of living and working well. The original Lakefront District is being redeveloped to include a healthy mix of office, residential and retail and boasts a new Neighborhood Square creating a 24×7 environment. Here your employees can to walk to Whole Foods, visit The Pearl Spa, grab lunch at one of our beloved restaurants, and then take in live music performances at the Lakefront or Merriweather Post Pavilion. Pathways around Lake Kittamaqundi connect to the rest of Downtown Columbia and 100+ miles of trails.

Our vision is to create an enhanced way of working with thoughtful integration of places to work, shop and live well. Here, healthy connections are in the real world.

Merriweather Row

Central District office buildings

Merriweather Row is the established core for business in Downtown Columbia. With multiple buildings, spec suites, and a broad business community, this is an optimum location for start-ups and established businesses looking for flexible space and a better environment.