development http://kbia.org en TIFs and downtown development in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/tifs-and-downtown-development-columbia <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a meeting tonight, members of Columbia’s City Council are expected to vote on a resolution offering preliminary support for a downtown </span>TIF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district. The idea, which would fund downtown infrastructure improvements, would freeze sales and property taxes for up to 23 years – money from any additional future revenue increases would then be diverted to a special fund for those improvements.</span></p></div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:39:15 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48302 at http://kbia.org TIFs and downtown development in Columbia Columbia City Council approves tougher ordinances for parkside subdivision http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-approves-tougher-ordinances-parkside-subdivision <p></p><p>Columbia City Council members amended and approved stricter requirements for a controversial potential housing development near Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.</p><p>The tougher ordinances affect the amount of impervious surfaces the new development is allowed to have.&nbsp; Impervious surfaces are surfaces such as streets or sidewalks that reduce the amount of water that soaks into the ground. The changes come on the heels of dozens of water concerns community members voiced about the project.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:45:02 +0000 Kate Grumke 39983 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council approves tougher ordinances for parkside subdivision Managing growth in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/managing-growth-columbia <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Intersection website.</a></strong> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:34:12 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 32729 at http://kbia.org Managing growth in Columbia Development in downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/development-downtown-columbia <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:06:22 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 26941 at http://kbia.org Development in downtown Columbia The future of downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/future-downtown-columbia <p><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 14 May 2012 22:18:56 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 14129 at http://kbia.org The future of downtown Columbia Lawsuit filed over Mamtek controversy http://kbia.org/post/lawsuit-filed-over-mamtek-controversy <p>Columbia-based Shelter Insurance has sued a bond underwriter for $390 million over municipal bonds issued by the city of Moberly for the failed Mamtek USA sweetener plant project. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:25:27 +0000 Associated Press 11012 at http://kbia.org