The six-story building is expected to be completed next summer, around the same time as the $9 million parking garage and the new DoubleTree hotel.
Warm, dry weather will combine with stiff winds to create a fire hazard.
Connie Hendren, who was Boone County public administrator for 16 years, said she will run for the Democratic nomination against Cathy Richards, who Hendren endorsed for the job in 2008.
Most of the remaining tenants in Columbia Regency mobile home park are being sued by the property owner, who demands unpaid rent, late payment charges and eviction of tenants.
Nonstop daily flights to Atlanta will be offered at Columbia Regional Airport beginning June 7.
Residents of the Shepard Boulevard Neighborhood Association will meet with developer Asset Plus about a proposed upscale, student apartment complex. Asset Plus has proposed to build the complex at the Crosscreek Center property.
The mayor's news conference comes after talks about establishing a second flight destination.
James B. Pounds and Darin Fugit filed to run for positions on the Boone County Commission on Tuesday. The primary election is scheduled for Aug. 7.
The Mid-Missouri Labor Club has donated to the campaigns of Barbara Hoppe and Michael Trapp, citing their past experience with labor and political positions on pension plans and collective bargaining for city employees.
The commission approved LeMone Trust's request to rezone property along Ponderosa Street for industrial development and voted to table a request to approve a residential subdivision that would be built east of the new Battle High School.
The Columbia Public Works Department will ask the public how it should spend the extra money on street maintenance throughout the city.
Following a presentation by Regional Economic Development Inc., members of the Downtown Leadership Council as well as community members posed questions regarding the proposed enhanced enterprise zone in Columbia.
With the municipal elections a little more than a month away, the Missourian is asking what issues you want to hear the candidates address.
Four of five City Council candidates filed financial reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission on Thursday. Thursday marked the 40th day before the April 3 election.
The Mid-Missouri Labor Club invited candidates on the April 3 ballot to speak at their meeting Wednesday afternoon. Topics included raises for public employees and the ability to collectively bargain with the city.
Plans for Somerset Village moved forward at Monday's council meeting as the city agreed to allow developers to connect to city sewer lines. The development group must now submit a zoning plan to Boone County for approval.
St. Charles Road Development LLC has released preliminary plans for a mixed-use subdivision near Battle High School that would allow development to occur under county standards until the area is formally annexed into the city.
The fee would help offset processing fees the city incurs when residents charge utility payments. Such charges cost the city $462,649 in fiscal year 2011.
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced endorsements of Bill Pauls in the Second Ward and Bill Tillotson in the Sixth Ward for April's City Council election. Each candidate is running for the council for the first time.
The Show-Me Cannabis Regulation ballot initiative campaign held a signature drive on Friday outside the Missouri state Capitol in Jefferson City. The signatures, gathered by about 1,000 unpaid volunteers, are required to qualify the campaign's proposed constitutional amendment.