AmerenUE and city officials seek to swap 2-acre downtown plot

Sunday, October 28, 2007 | 3:36 p.m. CDT; updated 10:47 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 18, 2009

COLUMBIA — A 2-acre section of land downtown could be getting a makeover; that is, if city officials can come to an agreement with AmerenUE, Missouri’s largest electrical utility company. The two parties are searching for a way to evenly swap the 2-acre plot of land, located near the intersection of Orr and Ash streets, with another city-owned property.