4:30 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

University Village Demolition to begin Monday

Credit Miranda Metheny / KBIA

Demolition is scheduled to begin Monday at the University Village Apartment Complex on South Providence Road in Columbia, according to the Columbia Tribune.

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4:13 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Moberly City Council chooses contractor for demolition projects

Moberly Area Community College photo by KOMU News via Flickr.

The Moberly community has slated seven condemned properties for demolition. City Council members last night voted to contract with Phil Wilson LLC for the demolition work because it had the lowest estimated cost for the work.

Mayor John Kimmons says the properties are slated for demolition to open up the properties for future development and to maintain the neighborhoods as best as possible.

"We identify residences that have been condemned or not kept up and so what we try and do is budget to take those down and improve the area and the neighborhood," Kimmons said.

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11:58 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Moratorium on demolitions in downtown Columbia fails

The Niedermeyer building
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 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.

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PM Newscasts
5:53 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Newscast for December 18, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Continued growth forecast for Missouri revenues
  • Missouri unemployment rate hits 49-month low, but there's s catch
  • City Council to consider suspending demolition permits in downtown Columbia
  • After precautionary lockdown, CPS reports students and staff safe
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5:16 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

City Council to consider suspending demolition permits in downtown Columbia

The ordinance was introduced after a demolition permit was filed for the Niedermeyer building in downtown Columbia.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

The Columbia City Council is considering an ordinance that would put a temporary abeyance on demolition permits in downtown Columbia. 

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Science, Health and Technology
1:20 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Demolition of Joplin hospital begins

Demolition has begun on a Joplin hospital that took a direct hit from a deadly May 22nd tornado.

The Joplin Globe reported that about 1,000 people turned out Sunday for a ceremony at the shell of the once-bustling St. John's Mercy Hospital. Speakers talked about the history of the hospital before a wrecking ball ceremonially smacked the side of the building a few times. From there, the crowd went to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new structure. It is being built at a site three miles away.