student housing http://kbia.org en Bill introduced in Columbia City Council would mediate between developer and petitioners http://kbia.org/post/bill-introduced-columbia-city-council-would-mediate-between-developer-and-petitioners <p>A compromise may be in sight between a high-density student housing complex and a group of petitioners who are against the development.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:51:31 +0000 Kelly Skehen 52518 at http://kbia.org Bill introduced in Columbia City Council would mediate between developer and petitioners Petition fails to repeal Columbia's deal with downtown developer http://kbia.org/post/petition-fails-repeal-columbias-deal-downtown-developer <p>The Columbia City Clerk announced the petition by Repeal 6214 fell short of the required number of signatures.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:21:11 +0000 Hope Kirwan 52435 at http://kbia.org Petition fails to repeal Columbia's deal with downtown developer Developer 'Opus Group' drops threat of legal action against Columbia City Council http://kbia.org/post/developer-opus-group-drops-threat-legal-action-against-columbia-city-council <p>The Opus Group announced plans to drop the threat of legal action surrounding its controversial downtown Columbia student housing project.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The real estate group had been granted permission to begin construction on a new high rise apartment complex, but concerns from some Columbia residents cast the future of the building into doubt.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:17:04 +0000 Grant Suneson 52188 at http://kbia.org Developer 'Opus Group' drops threat of legal action against Columbia City Council Two student housing proposals approved, one tabled during Columbia City Council meeting http://kbia.org/post/two-student-housing-proposals-approved-one-tabled-during-columbia-city-council-meeting <p></p><p>Columbia City Council held a third public hearing at noon on Wednesday to discuss three contested student housing development proposals, approving the first two and tabling the third.</p><p>The council voted unanimously to approve a proposal by Collegiate Housing Partners for a 351-resident development on the south side of Conley Ave., between 4th and 5th Street, and voted 4-3 to approve Opus Development Company's plan for a 256-resident building on the north side of Locust Street between 7th and 8th streets. Both developers hope to be finished in time for fall semester 2015.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:56:15 +0000 Rickelle Pimentel 49898 at http://kbia.org Two student housing proposals approved, one tabled during Columbia City Council meeting Columbia residents oppose housing development proposals http://kbia.org/post/columbia-residents-oppose-housing-development-proposals <p>Tensions ran high between Columbia residents, city staff and council members at the Columbia City Council meeting Monday night.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:18:08 +0000 Kelly Skehen 49801 at http://kbia.org Columbia residents oppose housing development proposals Columbia City Council to vote on downtown development agreements http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-vote-downtown-development-agreements <p>The Columbia City Council is considering three separate development agreements that would give the developers clearance to work on downtown housing structures.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:31:05 +0000 Sam Knef 49732 at http://kbia.org Parents petition MU to move day-care from University Village http://kbia.org/post/parents-petition-mu-move-day-care-university-village <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">A recent walkway collapse at an apartment complex for graduate students and their families has led more than 500 people to ask the University of Missouri to move a child-care center to a safer location.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:26:35 +0000 The Associated Press 49432 at http://kbia.org Parents petition MU to move day-care from University Village 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 City Council denies rezoning request for student-housing complex http://kbia.org/post/city-council-denies-rezoning-request-student-housing-complex <p>Land northeast of Stadium Boulevard and the Cinnamon Hill Lane, Maguire Boulevard intersection will stay agricultural, at least for now, after a failed rezoning request.</p><p>The Columbia City Council voted 4-3 last night in opposition of New York City developers Park7 Group’s request to change the land from agricultural to a planned unit development, which would’ve been the site of an 899-bed luxury student-housing complex, The Avenue.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:08:46 +0000 Kelly Skehen 47619 at http://kbia.org City Council denies rezoning request for student-housing complex How luxury student housing divides students http://kbia.org/post/how-luxury-student-housing-divides-students <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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:43:40 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 42856 at http://kbia.org How luxury student housing divides students 24-story, upscale housing complex eyes downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/24-story-upscale-housing-complex-eyes-downtown-columbia <p></p><p>New York development firm Park 7 Group is considering a 24-story, luxury housing complex in downtown Columbia. The building – which would surpass the city’s next tallest by nine stories – would include several hundred units targeted toward students and young professionals.</p><p>The property’s location at the corner of Elm and 6<sup>th</sup> streets is classified as C-2 zoning. Bengal’s Bar &amp; Grill operates there right now.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:10:45 +0000 Kristofor Husted 42356 at http://kbia.org 24-story, upscale housing complex eyes downtown Columbia 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 housing ordinance put in place to address overcrowding http://kbia.org/post/columbia-housing-ordinance-put-place-address-overcrowding <p>As of February, landlords in Columbia are required to maintain a list of all tenants. It’s part of a new occupancy limitation disclosure ordinance recently passed by the City Council.</p><p>That the ordinance was put in place partially to deal with several overcrowding issues concerning neighbors.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:23:38 +0000 Andrew Yost 29220 at http://kbia.org 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 Months before completion, fire engulfs Brookside apartments http://kbia.org/post/months-completion-fire-engulfs-brookside-apartments <p>Burned traffic signals lay in front of the smoldering apartment complex at the corner of College Ave. and Walnut Street. Fire crews were still spraying water onto the burned Brookside apartment complex at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Smoke could still be seen rising from some torched portions of the property on its corners. The apartments were due to open August, 2012.</p><p>The fire started Sunday morning around 5 a.m. In a message to renters, on the Brookside Facebook page, the company said about 30 percent of the complex will be completed by the end of August, when leases begin. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 May 2012 19:36:27 +0000 Lukas Udstuen & Scott Pham 14846 at http://kbia.org Months before completion, fire engulfs Brookside apartments