The Columbia City Council voted to not pass a bill to rezone 1.39 acres on the corner of Providence Road and East Broadway to build a CVS pharmacy Monday evening. The pharmacy would have consisted of a 13,000 square foot building, drive-thru pharmacy, 65 parking spaces, and more efficient sidewalks along Broadway.
Resident Rosie Gerding expressed her thoughts on the suburban look of the pharmacy would bring to the downtown area.
In Columbia, the mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence met for the fourth time on Thursday to discuss measures for city crime prevention.
A survey to gauge at-risk youth in Columbia was discussed in new business, with the hopes of gaining an understanding into how the task force can implement purposeful and helpful activities to take Columbia youth away from a path toward violent crime.