planning and zoning http://kbia.org en Area Southeast of Town Set for Rezoning http://kbia.org/post/area-southeast-town-set-rezoning <p>Columbia residents might start noticing some changes in the land southeast of town.</p><p>The planning and zoning commission approved a zoning request from Crockett Engineering last night at City Hall.</p><p>The motion of approval will now be forwarded to the City Council.</p><p>The request asked the city to annex roughly 130 acres of mostly woodlands at the southeast corner of Route K and Old Plank Road.</p><p>Crockett applied for permanent zoning for the land for a large one-family dwelling district and a planned unit development.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:21:08 +0000 Nick HeheMann 54192 at http://kbia.org Area Southeast of Town Set for Rezoning Columbia council shortens Planning & Zoning terms, approves bike boulevard http://kbia.org/post/columbia-council-shortens-planning-zoning-terms-approves-bike-boulevard <p>City Council voted in their meeting Monday night to shorten term lengths for members of the Planning and Zoning commission from five years to four years.</p><p>The amendment was proposed last month and passed with a 4-3 vote. Congressmember Barbara Hoppe introduced the amendment in hopes of drawing in more interest to serve on the Commission from community members.</p><p>“We have more work for Planning and Zoning now than ever before,” said Hoppe.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:25:48 +0000 Nick Komisar 53956 at http://kbia.org Columbia council shortens Planning & Zoning terms, approves bike boulevard Columbia P&Z recommends rezoning for downtown student housing http://kbia.org/post/columbia-pz-recommends-rezoning-downtown-student-housing <p>The City of Columbia’s Planning and Zoning commission voted Thursday night to recommend approval of a large student housing development project near the MU campus. The proposed development, located between Providence Road and Fifth Street, is pushing forward despite uncertainties about downtown Columbia’s infrastructure.<strong style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</strong></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:47:33 +0000 George DuMontier 48622 at http://kbia.org Columbia to consider changing definition of family for zoning purposes http://kbia.org/post/columbia-consider-changing-definition-family-zoning-purposes <p>The Columbia City Council is considering changing the definition of family in zoning ordinances to include domestic partners.</p><p>The current zoning ordinance defines a family as an individual, or a married couple, and their children and no more than two other persons related to the individual. No more than three unrelated people are allowed to live in single-family homes.</p><p>Because of that definition, domestic partners were considered unrelated people, which is what a proposed resolution would change.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:39:24 +0000 Associated Press 44102 at http://kbia.org Columbia to consider changing definition of family for zoning purposes Columbia P&Z approves student apartment complex http://kbia.org/post/columbia-pz-approves-student-apartment-complex <p></p><p></p><p>The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a recommendation to build The Residences at Fifth and Conley, an apartment building able to house up to 354 students. Development Services Manager Pat Zenner says the developers of the new apartment complex are working well with the city and taking an innovative approach to avoid problems. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:46:38 +0000 Nate Anton 35097 at http://kbia.org Columbia P&Z approves student apartment complex Columbia's City Council reexamines downtown zoning classification http://kbia.org/post/columbias-city-council-reexamines-downtown-zoning-classification <p></p><p></p><p>Columbia City Council is considering an ordinance that would put a temporary abeyance on demolition permits in downtown Columbia. This comes after a petition to demolish the oldest building in downtown Columbia to possibly make way for high-rise student housing.&nbsp;</p><p>City development services manager Pat Zenner says the petition to demolish the 175-year-old Niedermeyer building at 10<sup>th</sup> and Cherry downtown theoretically could be approved in a matter of weeks.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:52:48 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26175 at http://kbia.org Columbia's City Council reexamines downtown zoning classification Opponents of new Break Time to re-collect petition signatures http://kbia.org/post/opponents-new-break-time-re-collect-petition-signatures <p>It’s back to the drawing board for Columbia residents fighting a rezoning that would put a new Break Time in their neighborhood near Grindstone Parkway and Rock Quarry Road. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:58:23 +0000 Sarah Hollins 22158 at http://kbia.org Opponents of new Break Time to re-collect petition signatures Columbia council approves consultant for zoning issues http://kbia.org/post/columbia-council-approves-consultant-zoning-issues <p>Columbia City Council voted Monday night to hire an outside consulting service to help with the revision of the city&rsquo;s zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations. Council members hope hiring an outside consultant to focus on city-specific zoning issues will help spur urban growth. Community Development Director Tim Teddy says the project would be a multiyear effort. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:36:41 +0000 Jon Ingram 18922 at http://kbia.org Columbia council approves consultant for zoning issues Columbia Conventional Property Zoning Challenged http://kbia.org/post/columbia-conventional-property-zoning-challenged <p>Conventional property zoning operates on the belief that properties should be grouped by their use. Fri, 28 Oct 2011 22:13:10 +0000 2677 at http://kbia.org