Columbia City Council hears plan for 390 home subdivision

1 year 7 months 1 week ago Sunday, December 03 2017 Dec 3, 2017 Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:35:00 PM CST December 03, 2017 in Continuous News
By: Wesley Weglarek, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - Residents of east Columbia might have a new neighborhood with 390 new neighbors on the way.

Brooks Development, LLC is currently trying to get approval from the city to annex 162 acres of land to build a new 390 single-family home development off Route WW in east Columbia.

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission approved the plan in November, but the final say will not come until a public hearing Monday night.

Columbia Council Member Karl Skala said the public hearing is an important factor on whether or not city council approves the zoning request. Even though Skala wants the city to grow, he wants the city council to be more selective of zoning requests.

"I'm coming to the conclusion that we're going to have to be very careful about annexing more territory when we're having a good deal of difficulty keeping up with maintaining services for the territory we already have in the city," Skala said.

The potential new subdivision will be located near the new elementary school on Columbia Gorge Parkway and Rolling Hills Road in east Columbia. The elementary school will not be completed until the 2018-2019 school year.

Patrick Zenner, the city of Columbia's development services manager, says the proximity of the potential subdivision to the new school could reduce the amount of vehicle trips and reduce bussing costs at the school district level.

A traffic report must be completed before the planning and zoning commission reviews the zoning request.

"It's not uncommon a progressive thinking developer to think where is the next major water line project going to be, or where's the new school going to be?" Zenner said.

Skala says the applicant has to provide the infrastructure within the development, but the city has to provide the infrastructure capacity to the extra density the new area brings.

"For example, even if the sewers are put in within the subdivision by the developer, the capacity for servicing those sewers may require upgrades for the city," Skala said.

A developer has an idea to zone a residential or commercial property. They bring it to the planning and zoning commission. The planning and zoning commission talks about the idea with the developer, tells them what their regulatory obligations are, and what their hurdles may be.

The developer makes an application, then that application goes to the planning and zoning commission. The planning and zoning commission reviews it, and makes a recommendation to city council. Finally, the city council can approve the developer's idea.

"That's the process in a nutshell," Zenner said.

The public hearing for the potential subdivision will be held at the city council meeting Monday. The final discussion and city council vote will take place on December 18.

More News

Grid
List
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities said a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters died in a fiery, seven-vehicle crash on an... More >>
2 hours ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
COLUMIBA - Gas prices jumped up thirty cents overnight on Thursday. Director of Marketing and Communications of GasBuddy Allison... More >>
4 hours ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 10:26:00 AM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Mayor Brain Treece officially announced John Glascock as Columbia's official City Manager. The announcement happened at 11... More >>
8 hours ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 6:47:00 AM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Maries County deputies arrested Cheryl “Lynn” Fales and Charles R. Fales, of St James for two counts of... More >>
17 hours ago Sunday, July 14 2019 Jul 14, 2019 Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:26:00 PM CDT July 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — The Camden County Sheriff's department has confirmed federal aviation officials will investigate a skydiving accident that injured one... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, July 14 2019 Jul 14, 2019 Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:01:00 PM CDT July 14, 2019 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA — Five were injured after a boat explosion Saturday afternoon at the fueling dock of Kings River Marina. ... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, July 14 2019 Jul 14, 2019 Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:23:00 PM CDT July 14, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri River at Jefferson City is now back below minor flood stage as of Saturday afternoon,... More >>
20 hours ago Sunday, July 14 2019 Jul 14, 2019 Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:01:00 PM CDT July 14, 2019 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA — A major theft from an agricultural store in Pike County Missouri was thwarted by Ralls County Sheriff's Office... More >>
20 hours ago Sunday, July 14 2019 Jul 14, 2019 Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:57:00 PM CDT July 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Drivers who use the I-70 bridge over the Missouri River near Rocheport will have three opportunities to ask... More >>
20 hours ago Sunday, July 14 2019 Jul 14, 2019 Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:33:00 PM CDT July 14, 2019 in News
(CNN) -- Power was fully restored in New York early Sunday after an outage left parts of the city in... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, July 14 2019 Jul 14, 2019 Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM CDT July 14, 2019 in News
LOUISIANA (AP) - Hurricane Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways,... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, July 14 2019 Jul 14, 2019 Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:41:00 AM CDT July 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Deputies from the Gasconade County Sheriff's Office citizens can now rest easy after an investigation into a vehicle... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, July 13 2019 Jul 13, 2019 Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:50:00 PM CDT July 13, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Orr Street Studio hosted it's Second Saturday for Kids event Saturday afternoon. Organizers said the goal... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, July 13 2019 Jul 13, 2019 Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:14:00 PM CDT July 13, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Community leaders and project sponsors cut the ribbon off the MU Health Care Pavilion at Columbia's Agriculture Park... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, July 13 2019 Jul 13, 2019 Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:53:00 AM CDT July 13, 2019 in News
CHARITON COUNTY - FEMA representatives will visit Brunswick this Sunday, July 14 to help get neighbors signed up for assistance.... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, July 13 2019 Jul 13, 2019 Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:10:41 AM CDT July 13, 2019 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The city council is set to hear a report regarding public suggestions for the city's three dog parks... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, July 13 2019 Jul 13, 2019 Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:39:00 AM CDT July 13, 2019 in News
PRAIRIE HOME - Prairie Home Fair organizers say there's an old saying that "once you get a job at the... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 12 2019 Jul 12, 2019 Friday, July 12, 2019 7:52:00 PM CDT July 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Camden County deputies seized seven different kinds of drugs while executing a search warrant at a location on... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 12 2019 Jul 12, 2019 Friday, July 12, 2019 6:56:00 PM CDT July 12, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 76°
4pm 80°
5pm 79°
6pm 78°
7pm 77°