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Developer hopes to exchange tree cutting at sites

January 30, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CST
A developer plans to remove this remaining stretch of trees at Keene Street and Wingate Court to make way for a parking lot for a planned office building. In exchange for cutting down the trees, Trittenbach Development would preserve a stretch of forest along a rocky hillside above Grindstone Creek several miles away. The Columbia City Council has directed the Planning Department staff to develop an off-site mitigation plan to handle similar tree preservation issues at all development projects.

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