Consultants to discuss Columbia Development Code

5 years 3 months 6 days ago Thursday, November 13 2014 Nov 13, 2014 Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:36:00 AM CST November 13, 2014 in News
By: Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - The future of downtown Columbia will highlight the discussion Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m at City Hall.


Consultants of Clarion Associates LLC of Denver and Ferrell Madden of Washington D.C. will answer questions from the public in regards to the second portion of the Columbia Development Code.


"We would like the public to understand what has been going on and have them express their comments with our consultants," said Development Services Manager Patrick Zenner.


The downtown area is currently referred to as a C-2 district, but Zenner said it would be renamed as M-DT, mixed-use downtown. Among the notable regulations in downtown are areas labeled as "urban storefront" and "urban general."

Buildings in urban general areas are required to be between two and six stories tall. Those in urban storefront areas can be a maximum of 10 stories tall.

Zenner said the reason is simply so one large building downtown wouldn't deter business and shopping away from other portions of the area, keeping businesses up and running throughout the urban general zones.

"It's believed that if you have a 24-story building for example, you would suck the vitatility out of the rest of the downtown and it would be absorbed into one building," Zenner said. "It would potentially defeat what we see in dowtown as being appealing." 


The Development Code is a three-part module:

  1. rezoning districts
  2. regulating what can be done to the property
  3. enforcing and administering the codes

The consulting firms will continue to listen to feedback and comments from the general public after each time they present their updated plans.


The third module of the Development Code is expected to be completed in early 2015.

More information of the project can be found on the Community Development's website

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - State lawmakers on the House Elections and Elected Officials committee heard testimony on a bill that could... More >>
34 minutes ago Wednesday, February 19 2020 Feb 19, 2020 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:59:00 PM CST February 19, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - A Fulton man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a 2018 Columbia homicide. 30-year-old... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, February 19 2020 Feb 19, 2020 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:23:00 PM CST February 19, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his candidacy to keep the seat Wednesday. Schmitt was appointed... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, February 19 2020 Feb 19, 2020 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:13:00 AM CST February 19, 2020 in News
Loxahatchee, FL – According to the national institute of mental health, nearly one in five people in the United States... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, February 19 2020 Feb 19, 2020 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:20:00 AM CST February 19, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The man suspected of shooting an off-duty police officer at a Walmart store in the... More >>
16 hours ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:53:16 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - One Missouri advocacy group will show up in numbers to support its cause on Wednesday. Decoding... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:50:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA-- Lawyers for a Columbia businessman, Dimetrius Woods, are employing last ditch efforts to keep him out of prison. ... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:00:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
MOBERLY - People in Moberly are excited about the announcement Plumrose USA made Tuesday. The company is set to bring... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:56:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
BOONE COUNTY - A deer was saved today at Lake Chapperal, north of Hallsville, by The Boone County Fire Protection... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:21:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones issued a statement on Tuesday about police transparency, following the release of a... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:06:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - One lane of U.S. Route 54 in Jefferson City will be closed on Feb. 20. Missouri... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:59:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Hundreds of Moms Demand Action members flooded the Missouri Capitol today wearing red in support of legislation... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:48:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
MARIES COUNTY - Gary Martin Traver's Jr., the man recently arrested for an arson that injured six Vienna fireman in... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:39:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A bomb threat to the Cole County courthouse Tuesday morning caused both the courthouse and annex to... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:06:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — If you rent in the City of Columbia, you might have better living conditions than some people... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:48:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
ASHLAND - Ashland City Administrator Tony St. Romaine received a proposed new employment contract from Ashland Chief of Police Lyn... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:21:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Free from the burden of a Missouri Ethics Commission investigation, could former Governor Eric Greitens be gearing up... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:17:00 PM CST February 18, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A decision on whether Missouri’s only abortion clinic can keep its license will be pushed... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 18 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:42:00 AM CST February 18, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 40°
2pm 41°
3pm 42°
4pm 40°
5pm 39°