Vemer property

Monday, September 10, 2007 | 10:13 p.m. CDT; updated 3:18 p.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 at the southeast corner of the intersection of Rangeline Road and New Haven Road.

Size and shape of property

Rectangular in shape and encompassing 80 acres.


No sewer on site. Possibilities include an onsite treatment plant to Cedar Creek, a 4.5 mile gravity sewer to the city main at Discovery Ridge or to pump 3 miles to sewer lines at the Old Hawthorne development.


PWSD #9; 8-inch PVC on east side Rangeline Road, 6-inch PVC on north side Bowling Lane. 1500 gallons per minute not available for fire suppression. Currently, 2-4-inch PVC connected to north end of the 8 inch line. 12 inch PVC line to be extended to the 8-inch line by fall 2008.


Copper service currently at site that probably 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. Mediacom has nearest service with capacity at New Haven Road and Woodland Subdivision. Line will have to be extended along New Haven Road to site.


No service currently at site. Nearest main with capacity is an 8-inch main from the north along Rolling Hill Road to New Haven Road. Line will have to be extended along New Haven Road to site.


Boone Electric- 7620 volt three phase line on east side of Rangeline Road. Single phase line on north side of Bowling Lane. 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 or not the property is annexed or pre-annexed into thecounty, it is likely that storm water detention will be required.

Site topography

Topography is gently sloping with 2 to 5percent grades. Majority of property is buildable.

Subsurface conditions

Our experience with the geologic conditions in Boone County indicate that we would not expect the presence of rock to be an issue on this property. Expansive clays are common in 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.


A Phase 1 Environmental Assessment has been performed on this property and the report revealed the presence of a small wetland area on the southern portion of this property. The location of the wetland area should not hamper the buildable area on this property.

Environmental impairments

No environmental impairments on property based on a Phase 1 environmental site assessment dated January 2007.

Cultural resources

No cultural resources on property based on a Phase 1 environmental site assessment dated January 2007.


Floodplain is not present on the property.

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

There does not appear to be any jurisdictional streams on the property.

City stream buffer requirements

There does not appear to be any stream buffer requirements on the property.

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

Climax forest does not appear to exist 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.


Accessible from Rangeline Road, a Boone County paved two-lane unimproved, rural roadway which is designated byColumbia Area Transportation Study Organization (February 2007) as a major arterial street.

Off-site improvements needed

Sanitary sewer, water, electric telephone, cable TV and gas. 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.

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 on all four sides of the property. Subject property is zoned County A-1 (agricultural). Property to the south, west and east is zoned County A-1. Property to the north is zoned County A-R (agricultural-residential).

Traffic signals

No existing traffic signal in the vicinity of the property.

Offer from property owner

40 acres donated. 40 acres purchased for $500,000

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