LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Neighbors don't want development next to park

Monday, September 2, 2013 | 3:27 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — If you are like most of the hundred or so folks I have talked with this week, you have been to Rock Bridge MemorialState Park and have fond memories of the trails, of Devil’s Icebox and of just being in a wild area. If you are like them, you are also not aware that the City Council will be deciding on whether a housing development can go in next door to the northwest corner of the park. I was talking with people because I was gathering signatures for a petition asking the council not to approve annexation and rezoning of the land for Parkside Estates.