COLUMBIA — The Odle family has added another property to its Locust Street holdings.
Operating as E Locust LLC, the Odles purchased the house and alley behind it at 1116 Locust St. from the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City on Wednesday.
The Odles have been in negotiations over the 6,190-square-foot property since at least December 2011, according to documents submitted by their attorney, Craig Van Matre.
City planner Matt Lepke said the Odles had already submitted a development plan for a building spanning 1110-1116 Locust St. that included the alley. Lepke said going forward with a development plan before a property transfer is finalized is not uncommon.
“They had been talking for a while,” Lepke said of the Odles and the diocese.
The Odles purchased 1110-1114 Locust St. last year, operating as 10th and Locust LLC. The Columbia City Council approved the rezoning of those properties from residential to planned commercial on March 5 at the company’s request.
The Odles purchased other properties on the south side of Locust on May 11 and May 22. Lepke said he doesn't think the recent acquisition of those properties will change the plans for 1110-1116 Locust St. because he received revisions on those plans as recently as Thursday afternoon.
"The plan is in the revision stage," Lepke said. "My guess is it’s going to go forward as two separate buildings."
The plans are for a mixed-use development with retail and student apartments. The plan is expected to be reviewed by the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission on June 21.
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