unified development code

This week on Intersection, Columbia Mayor Brian Treece joins us to discuss the Unified Development Ordinance, which took effect at the end of March. The new zoning code is the biggest comprehensive reform to zoning in Columbia since the 1950s. Treece says some of the changes include strengthening protections for neighborhoods and increasing parking requirements for large residential developments.

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After a lengthy process, Columbia City Council unanimously passed the Unified Development CodeMonday night. The Code sets the standards for zoning and development in the city. The council hopes it will ensure the city’s growth remains in check.

The council passed the regulations after several meetings and public hearings. Council members had listened to public comment from various Columbia residents.