COLUMBIA - Columbia City Council voted to move forward with a project near Providence Road and Stadium Boulevard in an attempt to alleviate traffic congestion in the area, but the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission is not happy with the decision.
The commission is upset because eight houses along Providence could be demolished as part of the project. MoDOT plans to build a right turn lane near the project area where the eight houses are currently located.
The city said the eight houses are rental homes that neighbors complain have problems with over-occupancy. The commissioner of the Historic Preservation Commission said he was "offended" that the board was not consulted for input before the project went to the council.