P&Z seeks to take Cunningham extension off roadway plan

Thursday, October 23, 2008 | 10:55 p.m. CDT

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday night recommended that the City Council approve the removal of the Cunningham Road extension from the city’s Major Roadway Plan.

Cunningham Road is about a half-mile long now and is classified as a neighborhood collector street. That means it is 30 feet wide with a five-foot sidewalk on one side, according to a document adopted by the City Council in 2002 titled "Rock Quarry Road Special Area Plan". The proposed extension would span the distance between Bray Avenue and Rollins Road and add an additional half-mile stretch.
Nearby residents have objected to the extension because most of it would run through Bonnie View Park, and a short section would also pass through Audubon Society property.