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Politics
7:17 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Developer 'Opus Group' drops threat of legal action against Columbia City Council

Downtown Columbia
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The Opus Group announced plans to drop the threat of legal action surrounding its controversial downtown Columbia student housing project. 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.

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Politics
9:18 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Columbia residents oppose housing development proposals

Columbia City Hall
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Tensions ran high between Columbia residents, city staff and council members at the Columbia City Council meeting Monday night. 

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Business
8:31 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Columbia City Council to vote on downtown development agreements

The Columbia City Council is considering three separate development agreements that would give the developers clearance to work on downtown housing structures. 

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Politics
12:05 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Columbia City Council examines downtown infrastructure payment options

Members of the Columbia City Council gather for a pre-council meeting Monday, March 3, 2013.
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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. 

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Politics
8:53 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Task force discusses funding for downtown Columbia infrastructure improvements

Downtown Columbia
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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.

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Weather
9:18 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Rain gauge system proposed for Columbia sewer problems

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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.

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.

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