Some details released for downtown Shakespeare's land

3 years 2 weeks 5 days ago Monday, May 04 2015 May 4, 2015 Monday, May 04, 2015 6:38:00 PM CDT May 04, 2015 in News
By: Nick Komisar, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - McAlester Park LLC has released some details about its plans for a new multi-level building that will be located at 9th and Elm in downtown Columbia. That site is the current site of Shakespeare's Pizza. 

Jack Cardetti, a spokesperson for McAlester Park LLC, said the building will be no taller than six stories. He said the first floor will be used for retail space, the second floor will be office space and the top floor will be student and young professional housing. 

Shakespeare's signed a 50 year lease with the company to be located on the first floor once the building is finished. During the year of construction, Shakespeare's plans to move a block away to 8th and Elm, the former location of BBC II, Tin-Can Tavern and Los Bandidos. 

Shakespeare's current lease expires at the end of May. 

Cardetti said the plan is to implement the majority of the Downtown Community Improvement District's voluntary design guidelines. He added it will comply with downtown zoning rules. 

"The architecture will build on the best elements of the Mizzou campus and downtown Columbia," Cardetti said. 

He said they have not made renderings of the plan yet, and the plans are on-going. 

KOMU 8 asked a few Columbia residents how they felt about the plans. 

Steven Graves said he has no problem with more student housing being added downtown because he said it encourages students to walk. He said he thinks living downtown will mean students are less likely to have vehicles and congest the roads. 

He also said his main concern is keeping the lovable character of Shakespeare's. He said as long as the new Shakespeare's has a similar feel, he is fine with the plans. 

New Ward 1 City Council member Clyde Ruffin has told KOMU 8 in the past that one of his main focuses will be affordable housing concerns within his ward, stating that expensive student housing is driving up prices downtown. 

Last month, Ruffin voted in favor of excluding the Shakespeare's property from a moratorium that aimed to preserve downtown historic properties. The moratorium ended up being voted down as well. 

Other citizens expressed concerns that Shakespeare's will not be the same in a new, modern building.

More News

Grid
List
COLE COUNTY - A sheriff's deputy found two pipe bombs and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle Tuesday night during a... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, May 23 2018 May 23, 2018 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:30:00 AM CDT May 23, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson says he will be ready to step up if Gov. Eric... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, May 23 2018 May 23, 2018 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:48:00 AM CDT May 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- The city of Columbia will hold the first of seven community policing meetings Wednesday evening. Each meeting is set... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, May 23 2018 May 23, 2018 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:34:00 AM CDT May 23, 2018 in News
BOLIVAR (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an 87-year-old man died after a small plane he was piloting... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, May 23 2018 May 23, 2018 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:39:00 AM CDT May 23, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was pulled over Friday while speeding. Spokesman Parker Briden in a... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:21:00 PM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – The next phase of a new VA facility in Jefferson City is underway. Jefferson City Council... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:16:00 PM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
KAISER - One family says it is facing an immigration nightmare. Jia McDevitt's parents were detained at the Jacksonville, Florida, port... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:20:00 PM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - MUPD hosted a Citizen's Response to Active Threats training Tuesday. MU senior Olivia Botonis said learning about... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:05:00 PM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:35:00 PM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson toured Columbia Tuesday afternoon to visit new business locations and talk about everything from... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:42:00 PM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri environmental group is suing to overturn a law that lengthens the process the Department... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:56:00 PM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A jury trial in a wrongful death lawsuit in Carl DeBrodie's death is scheduled to begin March 2,... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:20:00 PM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council failed to pass the controversial Henderson Branch sewer project in a 3-3 vote Monday... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:49:00 AM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 5:35 p.m. ... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:12:00 AM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police say an 8-year-old girl who hadn't been seen since early Tuesday has been found... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:36:00 AM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - In the wake of the deadly Santa Fe High School shooting , the MU Police Department will be... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:43:00 AM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces senior European Union lawmakers later Tuesday to answer questions about a... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:22:00 AM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said it found a missing teen around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities said Brice... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 22 2018 May 22, 2018 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:41:00 AM CDT May 22, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 83°
1pm 83°
2pm 85°
3pm 87°
4pm 87°