Barbara Hoppe http://kbia.org en Columbia commemorates 25th anniversary with Japanese city http://kbia.org/post/columbia-commemorates-25th-anniversary-japanese-city <p>Columbia shares connections with many international cities, including its sister city of Hakusan City in Japan.</p><p>City officials welcomed delegates this week from Columbia’s sister city Hakusan City in Japan. The visit commemorated the 25<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the relationship between the two cities. City Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe and Chairman Fukuda Hiroshi each gave a speech renewing the commitment between the two cities and exchanged gifts from each locality.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:50:49 +0000 Elizabeth Tontz 42930 at http://kbia.org Columbia commemorates 25th anniversary with Japanese city City council votes against rezoning for proposed CVS pharmacy http://kbia.org/post/city-council-votes-against-rezoning-proposed-cvs-pharmacy <p>The Columbia City Council voted to not pass a bill to rezone 1.39 acres on the corner of Providence Road and East Broadway to build a CVS pharmacy Monday evening. The pharmacy would have consisted of a 13,000 square foot building, drive-thru pharmacy, 65 parking spaces, and more efficient sidewalks along Broadway.</p><p>Resident Rosie Gerding expressed her thoughts on the suburban look of the pharmacy would bring to the downtown area.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:48:40 +0000 Samatha Ware 42546 at http://kbia.org City council votes against rezoning for proposed CVS pharmacy Collegiate Housing Partners seeks parking variance for project http://kbia.org/post/collegiate-housing-partners-seeks-parking-variance-project <p></p><p>At a city hall meeting last night, a St. Louis company looking to set up a new housing complex in downtown Columbia addressed several issues it’s facing regarding the construction plans.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 20:21:18 +0000 Jake Godin 33804 at http://kbia.org How zoning laws shape downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/how-zoning-laws-shape-downtown-columbia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An influx of student housing downtown has Columbia wondering what will become of its beloved District, for better or worse. And the Niedermeyer house, the city’s oldest building, <a href="http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/niedermeyer-may-be-razed-for-student-housing/article_81c37584-91c3-5f38-b289-d09a8027d8dd.html">was almost demolished to make way for another high-rise apartment building</a>. But why is this happening?</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:00:41 +0000 Katie Moritz 32720 at http://kbia.org How zoning laws shape downtown Columbia How C-2 zoning could make or break Columbia http://kbia.org/post/how-c-2-zoning-could-make-or-break-columbia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of downtown Columbia is zoned for "central business." &nbsp;But the same zone that lets developers build small boutiques with loft apartments lets in huge, disruptive housing complexes like the </span><a href="http://www.liveatbrookside.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Brookside Apartments</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:12:16 +0000 Scott Pham 32580 at http://kbia.org How C-2 zoning could make or break Columbia Moratorium on demolitions in downtown Columbia fails http://kbia.org/post/moratorium-demolitions-downtown-columbia-fails <p><a href="http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/city-council-rejects-demolition-moratorium/article_88570d7e-6514-11e2-a26a-001a4bcf6878.html">The Columbia Daily Tribune reports </a>the Columbia City Council voted Tuesday night against an ordinance that would have put a created a six-month moratorium on demolition permits in downtown Columbia. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:58:22 +0000 27735 at http://kbia.org Moratorium on demolitions in downtown Columbia fails Columbia to study city use of fluoride in water http://kbia.org/post/columbia-study-city-use-fluoride-water <p>The city of Columbia is now reviewing the use of fluoride in the city’s water supply. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:50:48 +0000 Andrea Park 25004 at http://kbia.org Columbia to study city use of fluoride in water Hoppe dominates Sixth Ward race http://kbia.org/post/hoppe-dominates-sixth-ward-race <p>Supporters of Barbara Hoppe congratulated her for her victory in the 6<sup>th</sup> ward council race at her watch party in downtown Columbia. After hearing the final results, Hoppe said her victory shows what kind of campaign the citizens want.</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:55:40 +0000 Sarah Redohl & Wendy Mader 11788 at http://kbia.org Hoppe dominates Sixth Ward race Columbia 6th ward council race gets contentious http://kbia.org/post/columbia-6th-ward-council-race-gets-contentious <p>This week on <em>Talking Politics </em>we investigate the claims and accusations made during a surprisingly contentious race for Columbia&#39;s sixth ward city council seat.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:17:10 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 11306 at http://kbia.org Columbia 6th ward council race gets contentious Taxi stands to stay in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/taxi-stands-stay-columbia <p>Columbia&rsquo;s City Council unanimously voted to make downtown taxi stands and no-pick-up zones permanent on Monday night.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:24:06 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8429 at http://kbia.org Taxi stands to stay in Columbia City Council considers repeal of eviction relief http://kbia.org/post/city-council-considers-repeal-eviction-relief <p>A provision that offers three months of free rent to evicted mobile park residents in Columbia is now facing a challenge. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 22:49:04 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 5671 at http://kbia.org City Council considers repeal of eviction relief Offer on Table to Buy Out Mobile Home Residents http://kbia.org/post/offer-table-buy-out-mobile-home-residents <p>The residents of the Regency Mobile Home Park are left with few options after a meeting with a potential buyer this week. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:11:38 +0000 3816 at http://kbia.org