john ott How zoning laws shape downtown Columbia By Katie Moritz • Apr 26, 2013 www.gocolumbiamo.com 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 By Scott Pham • Apr 24, 2013 Chris Yunker / Flickr 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. The future of downtown Columbia By Rehman Tungekar • May 14, 2012 Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.