COLUMBIA — The Columbia City Council on Monday unanimously approved the annexation of 158 acres in southwest Columbia to build a 181-home community called Creek's Edge.
"Given the economy, it's so refreshing to see somebody's willing to build 180 homes," Mayor Bob McDavid said at the meeting. "And I know that growth puts stress on community, but, you know, there are some 75 million more humans on Earth this year, and 3,000 of them are going to live in Columbia this year."
The development is planned for the south side of Scott Boulevard, north of the Thornbrook Subdivision.
Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe pointed out it is the council's responsibility to have policies that provide services to support the potential growth.