Pat Fowler, a neighborhood representative, shows Columbia citizens the map while discussing pedestrian issues in East Campus neighborhood at Walton Building Community Room, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Citizens offered their opinions and solutions about how to stop pedestrians from crossing the street wherever they want.
Most of downtown Columbia is zoned for "central business." But the same zone that lets developers build small boutiques with loft apartments lets in huge, disruptive housing complexes like the Brookside Apartments.
Columbia Fire Department investigators are looking into the cause of a three-alarm fire at the Brookside on College apartment complex. Sunday’s fire caused millions of dollars in damage, destroying most of the still-under construction apartments, but the owners plan to rebuild.