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How zoning laws shape downtown Columbia

Apr 26, 2013
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  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, was almost demolished to make way for another high-rise apartment building. But why is this happening?

How C-2 zoning could make or break Columbia

Apr 24, 2013
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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.

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