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Peppers Nightclub property annexation and rezoning request tabled

Thursday, June 7, 2012 | 10:39 p.m. CDT; updated 12:00 a.m. CDT, Friday, June 8, 2012

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to table a request to annex and rezone the Peppers Nightclub property. The commission will reconsider the request at its June 21 meeting.

Karon Rowe, owner of the property at 4515 N. Highway 763, requested annexation and rezoning of her property in May. She requested a change from County C-G, general business, and R-S, single family residential, to C-P, planned commercial zoning.

The request was previously tabled at the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission's meeting on May 24.

Before Thursday's meeting, Rowe asked for the request to be tabled again.

Her request for rezoning and annexation included a statement of intent, outlining a list of possible uses for the property, including other businesses, schools and apartments. Some of these proposed businesses, such as restaurants, could sell alcohol.

In the commission's agenda report for Thursday's meeting, city staff recommended eliminating nightclubs and bars, along with schools, day cares or restaurants from the proposed property uses cited in Rowe's statement of intent. City staff also opposed selling alcohol on the premises.

Columbia Police Department stated in the agenda report that it would not endorse the property to be used for clubs, cabarets or bars. 

Before any new developments can be made on the property, the city sewer system must be connected to the property, which would be the owner's responsibility.

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Delcia Crockett June 8, 2012 | 7:38 a.m.

@"The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to table a request to annex and rezone the Peppers Nightclub property. The commission will reconsider the request at its June 21 meeting."

For equal treament then, it could be suggested that why would this request be tabled when other bars and taverns get their requests to operate in Columbia through every time.

Crime?

Was not from one emerged a juvenile convicted killer where his sister illegally plied him with drinks prior to the murder?

Let us consider Peppers and consider if we want to be fair to all, and turn down all then.

Move this violence potential and crime away from our children and families and businesses, if you please.

Same with porno. Columbia Public Library has (at least one) DVD that by their own admission contains "sexual activity" and yet it is left on the shelf to inadvertently be viewed by children and families who would never have the stuff in their homes, for a million years.

Nobody says you cannot have violence or "sexual activity that is deemed inappropriate by community standards" but why do you have to bring it on the rest of us?

What happened to the right for the rest of us to make choices, too?

Therefore, if you deny one, you should deny all.

~Delcia Crockett
writer, teacher, composer,community volunteer

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