The council voted 4 to 3 to deny rezoning for an 899-bed student housing complex that would have been built by Park 7 Group. The area proposed for rezoning was located near the intersection of Stadium and Maguire boulevards.
The next step in the process is to review all public input before passing on the draft ordinance to Columbia City Council for final consideration.
The city is considering a zoning law change that will allow homeowners to build second houses on some residential lots. The proposed change is to be discussed during a Wednesday meeting at city hall.
Boone County commissioners have called into question the proposed downtown tax increment financing district.
A proposed downtown taxing district could finance expansion of the electric and sewer systems to make way for pending high-density residential developments.
Orientation brings First Ward candidates up to speed with potential and ongoing issues and projects for the city.
Finley Gibbs will seek to fill the position held by Judge Larry Bryson for the past 28 years.
The commission recommended two development plans for the site, which was annexed into the city in 2004. The developers plan a mix of houses, apartments and office space.
Columbia Public Works Department unveiled plans Thursday for a million-dollar trail that would branch from the MKT trail and run parallel to Forum Boulevard.
S. David Mitchell spoke to the seven members of the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence in attendance, but with eight of the members missing, the task force didn't officially meet.
In a 6-1 vote, Columbia City Council approved installing paved asphalt shoulders on Clark Lane to provide safe pedestrian travel. The lanes will be narrowed by a foot on each side to create the 6-foot-wide shoulders, resulting in a widening of the road by 5 feet.
The meeting will include public hearings for improvements to Albert-Oakland Park and Garth Avenue and reports on smart meters and tree preservation.
Revenue from the quarter-cent children's services sales tax will be a major focus of the department.
Bryson's retirement will come after 28 years on the bench.
Four candidates' petitions certified by city, county clerk.
The resolution outlines plans for maintaining Columbia's historic brick streets and potentially uncovering brick streets that are now paved.
The customers filed a class action lawsuit against the cities to get a refund for the taxes they weren't supposed to be paying.
Eleven projects already planned in Boone County will move forward after the suspensions.
In a vote of 5 to 2 the City Council increased renewable energy standards, but Mayor Bob McDavid dissented and predicted the city would reach a cost ceiling before meeting the standards.
The Columbia City Council voted on Monday to approve a bill that would streamline the application process for special events downtown. Those seeking to close downtown streets may have permits issued without a council vote.