The Columbia Housing Authority is close to hiring a consultant for its planned redevelopment along Park Avenue. Information about the two firms vying for the job will be made public after the deal is finalized.
Tonight, the housing authority is scheduled to hear from Richard Mendenhall, chairman of the authority’s housing task force. A subcommittee of the task force, composed of housing agency’s commissioners, representatives from the city and local professionals, has been evaluating the proposals since March, and Mendenhall is scheduled to share its recommendation tonight. The cutoff for proposals was February 25.