Dareth Goettemoeller believes Columbia has arrived at a pivotal moment in its effort to become an arts and culture center for mid-Missouri and beyond.
Listen to Columbia residents talk about growth and development in the city, and you might get the impression they’re running for City Council.
Steve Schnarr has noticed the growth of Columbia as it pushes south toward his home near Easley. What used to be open pasture land along Route K is now residential subdivisions. And along Smith Hatchery Road, a pasture, feed mill and hog farm have been leveled in preparation for a new development. Schnarr, 34, said the No. 1 priority for Columbia in the future should be the environment, specifically including green space in development plans.
Mid-Missouri wasn’t George Clark’s destination when he set out from New York on a cross-country trip a few years ago, but his vehicle had other ideas.
Whether Columbia becomes a bustling metropolis or remains a quiet college town over the next 25 years, residents want to be sure they can get to the city’s businesses, attractions and facilities.
Nancy Gause is in the market for a new home. One of the primary factors in her search is crime, but she’s deliberately avoiding certain neighborhoods because of their reputations for being unsafe.
What makes people proud of their community? For Columbia resident Bob Pund, it would be improved accessibility for disabled residents.
When Missourian reporters went out in February and March to interview Columbia residents about their vision for the city, one of their goals was to get each person they interviewed to fill out a survey.
When it comes to community services, the Columbia Public Library gets high marks, at least from the people who use it regularly.
When Columbia’s children think about the future of their city, what’s on their minds?