City council considers approval for apartment expansion in Columbia

1 year 2 months 3 days ago Monday, December 19 2016 Dec 19, 2016 Monday, December 19, 2016 6:50:00 AM CST December 19, 2016 in News
By: Shanna Grove, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - An apartment complex is seeking approval to build an additional 336 apartments at Discovery Park beginning early this spring.

Aria Luxury Apartments, located off highway 63 and Discovery Parkway, is looking to build new apartments on more than 12 acres south of their existing location.

If this expansion is approved at the Columbia City Council meeting Monday night, the apartment complex will move forward.

The new rental apartments are designed to cater to young professionals and the plans are similar to the ones already constructed.

The new apartments would be a mix of studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units, and they would share the existing clubhouse, pool, and fire pits already located at Discovery Park.

Jack Cardetti, a spokesman for Aria, said Aria Luxury Apartments has planned the expansion for a long time for young professionals in the area.

“Columbia is a growing community and with that it’s bringing many young professionals to Columbia, and that’s really the majority of the residents that we’ve seen out at Aria, are young professionals. Sometimes they work in Jeff City and obviously it gives them easy access there. It also has great access to the Columbia Airport as well as downtown Columbia being right off 63,” said Cardetti.

Tripp Sheehan, a resident at Aria Luxury Apartments, believes the expansion will add some chaos to the area but won’t be a huge problem for him.

“With more people and the more building coming out here, I think there’s going to be more traffic with the construction crews and their building stuff. That might affect us a little bit as we are trying to get our way to work, but once that’s over it’s just going to be the people who live there going in and everyone will adjust and find the right way to get to where they need to go,” said Sheehan.

Another Aria resident, Chelsea Horton, said undergraduate college students are not allowed to be residents.

She believes there is a need for this kind of housing for young professionals in the area.

However if approved, she thinks the new apartments would bring change to the area.

“It’s definitely going to cause a lot more traffic, I figure, with that many buildings, that many residences. Generally one of the perks about living here was that it was kind of out of the way from everything but that’ll definitely kind of amp up the traffic a little bit,” said Horton.

Columbia City Council members will address the request to approve the development plan Monday at 7 p.m.

“The expansion request passed Planning and Zoning by a vote of 7-0. It is on the council's Consent Agenda, which is generally reserved for non-controversial items,” said Cardetti.

If approved, the project would be completed at the end of 2017.

Although this is all that is planned right now, Cardetti said he will continue to watch the market for the needs of the community.

More News

Grid
List
CENTRALIA - A bill that would give the city of Centralia the opportunity to increase sales tax by a half... More >>
28 minutes ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:56:00 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Senate has endorsed a bill that could boost Medicaid payments for nursing homes.... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:47:01 PM CST February 21, 2018 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Both the Missouri House and Senate have given initial approval to bills that would create... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:43:37 PM CST February 21, 2018 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - Not all convicted Missouri inmates run from the law, but most run up large costs for the... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:09:00 PM CST February 21, 2018 in Target 8
JEFFERSON CITY - Nearly six million vehicles cross structurally deficient bridges every day in the state of Missouri. That's according... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 4:21:00 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri teens are twice as likely to use tanning beds than the average American teen according to... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 4:03:00 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLBanks) awarded Jefferson City $910,000 to Greenway Village, Inc.... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:37:00 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri is one of three states that has not outlawed texting while driving for drivers 21 and... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:34:00 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – A local business owner is facing charges of marijuana possession and distribution. Osama Nadir Yanis and his... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:05:00 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri House is leaning toward making it a felony to purposefully send explicit images without consent,... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:55:00 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – Columbia Regional Airport canceled two departures and delayed an arrival Wednesday because of the weather; but not the... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:19:00 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The dangers of opioids are forcing police to change the way they test drugs... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:39:08 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman from Missouri have admitted to selling male enhancement pills that... More >>
6 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:18:08 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenager with a mental disability... More >>
6 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:49:46 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri bill would confiscate licenses from teenagers accused of unlawful driving. The Springfield... More >>
6 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:46:17 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
TIPTON - What started off as a one-day service project has turned into a month-long fundraiser. Members of the... More >>
6 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:28:00 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
TUSCUMBIA - The Miller County Prosecutor's Office charged a man with murder on Wednesday in connection with a September 2017... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:09:48 PM CST February 21, 2018 in News
JOPLIN (AP) — University libraries across Missouri are spending more of their budgets on online resources and subscriptions, as... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, February 21 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:26:29 AM CST February 21, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 29°
8pm 29°
9pm 29°
10pm 29°
11pm 30°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
10:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 10
10:35p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
7:00p
Riverdale
8:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
7:00p
Riverdale
8:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld