student housing

Politics
8:51 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Bill introduced in Columbia City Council would mediate between developer and petitioners

The Opus Group wants to build this student housing complex in downtown Columbia, but it's being debated in the Columbia City Council.
Credit The Opus Group

A compromise may be in sight between a high-density student housing complex and a group of petitioners who are against the development. 

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Politics
8:21 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Petition fails to repeal Columbia's deal with downtown developer

Columbia City Hall
Credit File Photo / KBIA

The Columbia City Clerk announced the petition by Repeal 6214 fell short of the required number of signatures.

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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
4:56 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Two student housing proposals approved, one tabled during Columbia City Council meeting

Columbia City Council members wait to hear the public’s opinion on the process of development agreement for Columbia properties during a meeting on March 19, 2014.
Credit Rickelle Pimentel / KBIA

Columbia City Council held a third public hearing at noon on Wednesday to discuss three contested student housing development proposals, approving the first two and tabling the third.

The council voted unanimously to approve a proposal by Collegiate Housing Partners for a 351-resident development on the south side of Conley Ave., between 4th and 5th Street, and voted 4-3 to approve Opus Development Company's plan for a 256-resident building on the north side of Locust Street between 7th and 8th streets. Both developers hope to be finished in time for fall semester 2015.

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Politics
9:18 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Columbia residents oppose housing development proposals

Columbia City Hall
Credit File Photo / KBIA

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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Education
5:26 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Parents petition MU to move day-care from University Village

Credit Miranda Metheny / KBIA

  A recent walkway collapse at an apartment complex for graduate students and their families has led more than 500 people to ask the University of Missouri to move a child-care center to a safer location.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 549 people have signed a petition concerning the day-care center after the fatal walkway collapse. Twenty-three-year city firefighter Bruce Britt died after he fell from the second-floor walkway at University Village on February 22.

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Business
8:47 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Columbia P&Z recommends rezoning for downtown student housing

The City of Columbia’s Planning and Zoning commission voted Thursday night to recommend approval of a large student housing development project near the MU campus. The proposed development, located between Providence Road and Fifth Street, is pushing forward despite uncertainties about downtown Columbia’s infrastructure.           

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Politics
8:08 am
Tue February 4, 2014

City Council denies rezoning request for student-housing complex

Aspen Heights student housing complex
Credit KOMU

Land northeast of Stadium Boulevard and the Cinnamon Hill Lane, Maguire Boulevard intersection will stay agricultural, at least for now, after a failed rezoning request.

The Columbia City Council voted 4-3 last night in opposition of New York City developers Park7 Group’s request to change the land from agricultural to a planned unit development, which would’ve been the site of an 899-bed luxury student-housing complex, The Avenue. 

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Intersection
6:43 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

How luxury student housing divides students

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Business
3:10 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

24-story, upscale housing complex eyes downtown Columbia

Because of C-2 zoning, a high-rise luxury apartment complex may be popping up in west downtown soon.
Credit www.gocolumbiamo.com

New York development firm Park 7 Group is considering a 24-story, luxury housing complex in downtown Columbia. The building – which would surpass the city’s next tallest by nine stories – would include several hundred units targeted toward students and young professionals.

The property’s location at the corner of Elm and 6th streets is classified as C-2 zoning. Bengal’s Bar & Grill operates there right now.

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Politics
5:46 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Columbia P&Z approves student apartment complex

The Fifth Street and Conley Avenue area is being considered for a new apartment complex.
Credit Nate Anton / KBIA

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a recommendation to build The Residences at Fifth and Conley, an apartment building able to house up to 354 students. Development Services Manager Pat Zenner says the developers of the new apartment complex are working well with the city and taking an innovative approach to avoid problems.

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Business
5:23 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Columbia housing ordinance put in place to address overcrowding

As of February, landlords in Columbia are required to maintain a list of all tenants. It’s part of a new occupancy limitation disclosure ordinance recently passed by the City Council.

That the ordinance was put in place partially to deal with several overcrowding issues concerning neighbors.

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Intersection
7:06 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Development in downtown Columbia

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Business
2:36 pm
Sun May 27, 2012

Months before completion, fire engulfs Brookside apartments

Heat from the apartment fire melted these street lights
Lukas Udstuen KBIA

Burned traffic signals lay in front of the smoldering apartment complex at the corner of College Ave. and Walnut Street. Fire crews were still spraying water onto the burned Brookside apartment complex at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Smoke could still be seen rising from some torched portions of the property on its corners. The apartments were due to open August, 2012.

The fire started Sunday morning around 5 a.m. In a message to renters, on the Brookside Facebook page, the company said about 30 percent of the complex will be completed by the end of August, when leases begin.  

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