City of Columbia invites public input on future development plan

Friday, September 23, 2011 | 5:39 p.m. CDT; updated 9:55 p.m. CDT, Friday, September 23, 2011

COLUMBIA — The Comprehensive Plan Task Force will hold its second forum at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in conference room 1A/1B at City Hall.It is part of a six-part series of public engagement meetings about the city's future development. 

According to the Planning Department's press release, the public forum will discuss the city's comprehensive plan, a six-phase proposal for future growth and development called "Columbia Imagined." Wednesday's discussion will focus on presentations illustrating citizen and community identification.

According to the press release, the categories of phase two, titled "Who Are We?" include:

  • Sustainable communities
  • Mobility, connectivity and accessibility 
  • Economic development
  • Environmental management
  • Infrastructure
  • Intergovernmental management
  • Land use and growth management

According to a previous Missourian report, the task force hopes to reach community members through public engagements, surveys and data analysis and wants to include more voices in decision-making.

For background information and context, citizens can attend an informal meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday before the public engagement, the press release said.  Members of the task force and the Planning and Zoning Commission will be present to answer questions and display maps, charts and graphs used in the presentation.  

For more information about the meeting, contact the Planning Department at (573) 874-7239 or visit

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