Payne property

Monday, September 10, 2007 | 9:38 p.m. CDT; updated 1:32 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This information was prepared by Engineering Surveys & Services of Columbia for the 21 members of a committee reviewing land offers for a third comprehensive high school in the Columbia Public Schools.

Site location

Located along and adjacent to the north side of New Haven Road and near the northwest corner of the intersection of New Haven Road and Rolling Hills Road, The eastern border of the property is approximately 300 feet west of Rolling Hills Road.

Size and shape of property

Irregular shape encompassing approximately 56 acres.


BCRSD Sanitary sewer connections on site on north and west sides into Woodlands development. Flows to BCRSD El Chaparral lagoon that will be replaced within two years, then will be served by city.


PWSD #9; 12-inch PVC on south side of New Haven, 4-inch on north side of New Haven Road. 1500 gallons per minute available for fire suppression.


Copper service currently at site that likely does not have capacity. Nearest fiber optic service with capacity at MU property near New Haven Elementary School. Line will have to be extended along New Haven Road to site.

Cable TV

No service currently at site. Nearest cable and fiber optic service is at Winding Trail Road/New Haven. Can extend along New Haven to site. Fiber optic has capacity and cable should have capacity depending on load demands from school.


Site has service via a 6-inch main on the north side of New Haven Road along property frontage with capacity.


Boone Electric - 7620 volt 3 phase line within the south side of the property. One phase at north and one phase at east. Central Electric Power Co-op. transmission line runs through east portion of property. Available electric is sufficient to serve the site.

Storm sewer

Property is currently undeveloped. Therefore, no storm sewers exist on the site.

Storm water management

Property is currently in the county and whether the property is annexed or pre-annexed into the city , it is likely that storm water detention will be required.

Site topography

Topography is moderately sloping in the west with 4 percent to 6 percent grades. The majority of the property is buildable.

Subsurface conditions

Our experience with the geologic conditions in Boone County would indicate that we would not expect the presence of rock to be an issue on this property. Expansive clays are also common in Boone County and will likely be a consideration with this property. A geotechnical investigation should be performed to classify the soil materials and confirm the presence or absence of rock as a construction consideration.


No known Sinkholes in the area. Recommend geotechnical investigation to confirm.


Status of wetlands on this property is unknown at this time. Recommend Phase 1 Environmental Assessment to confirm.

Environmental impairments

No known environmental impairments. Recommend Phase 1 environmental site assessment to confirm.

Cultural resources

No known cultural resources on property. Recommend doing a phase 1 environmental site assessment.


Floodplain is not present on the property.

Jurisdictional streams (under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers or the city of Columbia)

There are no “blue line” streams in the buildable area on the property. There is an unnamed tributary within the buildable area that will likely require a jurisdictional determination and will have to be evaluated with regard to the Type 3 classification of the city of Columbia stream buffer ordinance.

City stream buffer requirements

The unnamed tributary on the site will need to be evaluated to determine whether it meets the criteria of a Type 3 stream as defined by the city of Columbia stream buffer ordinance.

Climax forest (Hard wood forest such as oak, hickory & walnut trees)

Because of the existence of established drainage tributaries along the north and south borders of this property, there is a possibility that Climax Forest may exist along the borders of this property. With a 56-acre site, the possible presence of Climax Forest along the boundaries may affect the use of buildable area on the property.

Annexation needed

Property is currently in Boone County, outside the limits of the city of Columbia. If city services are pursued, property will need to be either annexed or pre-annexed into the city of Columbia.


Accessibility from New Haven Road, a Boone County paved, two-lane, unimproved rural roadway which is designated by the Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization (February 2007) as a major arterial street.

Off-site improvements needed

Telephone and cable TV. Roadway improvements will be necessary as the site develops to its full potential and surrounding area develops.


Unknown - Recommend obtaining up-to-date title information on the property. There is a major electric line that goes through a portion of the buildable area from southeast to northwest. We assume that this major line will be contained in an easement.

Legal lot status

Unplatted county property. Property may need to be surveyed and/or platted to obtain a building permit.

Compatibility of adjacent properties

Undeveloped property to the south, residential property to the north, west and east. Subject property is zoned A-R (agricultural-residential). Property to the south is zoned City R-1 (single family residential). Property to the east is zoned County A-1 (agricultural) and property to the north and west are zoned County A-R.

Traffic signals

No existing traffic signal in the vicinity of the property.

Offer from property owner

Offering 55.93 acres. Purchase For $3 million ($53,638/acre)

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