columbia infrastructure http://kbia.org en 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 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 Columbia City Council examines downtown infrastructure payment options http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-examines-downtown-infrastructure-payment-options <p>Columbia is not issuing any building permits until a payment option for downtown infrastructure expansion is decided upon. The construction stall applies to Collegiate Housing Partners. They’re planning for a 350-bed student apartment complex near Fifth Street and Conley Avenue.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:05:13 +0000 Kelly Skehen 49048 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council examines downtown infrastructure payment options Task force discusses funding for downtown Columbia infrastructure improvements http://kbia.org/post/task-force-discusses-funding-downtown-columbia-infrastructure-improvements <p>The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council formed a task force at their meeting Tuesday night. Its goal is to help City Council find the most appropriate way to fund necessary infrastructure improvements in downtown Columbia. While City Council will take the advice into account, they are feeling the pressure to make decisions now.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:53:46 +0000 George DuMontier 48826 at http://kbia.org Task force discusses funding for downtown Columbia infrastructure improvements Rain gauge system proposed for Columbia sewer problems http://kbia.org/post/rain-gauge-system-proposed-columbia-sewer-problems <div><p>A retired sewer division superintendent is urging Columbia to invest in high-tech rain gauges that would allow people to monitor rainfall online in real-time.</p><p>Former city employee Bill Weitkemper attended an Energy and Environment Commission meeting Tuesday night to urge commission members to bring the issue to City Council.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:18:22 +0000 Teddy Nykiel 36074 at http://kbia.org Rain gauge system proposed for Columbia sewer problems