The oldest building in Columbia is undergoing repairs to its signature porch and is slated for upgrades to its electrical and sprinkler systems.
An MU professor plans to buy the building from Collegiate Housing Partners, which is the current contract holder of the building.
What places in Columbia do you want to make sure get remembered, preserved or celebrated? As Columbia grows and changes, we want to hear from you.
Bob Taylor shares his personal history with the Niedermeyer building and his thoughts on a proposal to demolish it for student housing.
Amy Hotchkiss, a student at MU and Niedermeyer resident, started a Facebook page advocating for the building's preservation.
The abeyance would affect the sale and demolition of the Niedermeyer apartment building. An attorney for Collegiate Housing Partners, which plans to buy the building, said CHP would be forced to sue if the abeyance is enacted.
A St. Louis development firm wants to purchase the circa 1837 building, considered Columbia’s oldest, and raze it to use the site for 15 stories of apartments. Opposition comes from the Historic Preservation Commission and others.
The Historic Preservation Commission also raised questions about the application for a demolition permit.
The plans to raze Columbia's oldest building, the Niedermeyer Apartments, sparked Barbara Hoppe, the Sixth Ward Councilwoman, to propose an ordinance that delays demolition permit requests in downtown Columbia for six months.
A St. Louis-based development firm hopes to purchase the property and build a high-rise student apartment complex.