Developers move forward with revised plan for southside development

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 5:23 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A proposed mixed-use development of land in southeast Columbia is moving forward, but new scaled-back plans call for less housing and no retail space, at least initially.

The new plan, submitted by Trittenbach Development to the city, includes 10 single-family homes, 144 two-bedroom apartment units, 39 townhouse units and a six-story office building.

The developer's August plans contained two three-story office buildings, retail space that totaled nearly half the size of Columbia Mall, four larger apartment buildings, a fitness center and study house for residents.

The land borders A. Perry Philips Park and U.S. 63. Since the summer, the site has been graded and prepped for construction.

Stormwater runoff protections have been installed on the southern portion of the tract that is near Gans Creek, an Outstanding State Resource Water — a state classification that requires the most stringent water quality regulations. There are also certain stormwater protections for Philips Lake, which borders the development.

The Planning and Zoning Commission could take action on the proposal at its Dec. 19 meeting. The city council is scheduled to vote on the rezoning and development plan at its Jan. 21 meeting, city planner Pat Zenner said.

Supervising editor is John Schneller.

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