Contact: Patrick Zenner
Clarion Associates and Ferrell Madden will hold an informal evening public forum Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 P.M. in the Council Chamber, 701 East Broadway, Columbia. Topics of discussion will be a progress report of work to date and a draft outline of the new zoning & subdivision ordinance. The public is encouraged to attend.
The City of Columbia has hired Clarion Associates and Ferrell Madden LLC to prepare a comprehensive update of its land development codes, including but not limited to the Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 29) and Subdivision Regulations (Chapter 25). Current land use regulations for the downtown area may be replaced or supplemented by form-based controls that emphasize the consistency of the urban form and allow more flexible mixes of uses in that area. All land use regulations will be integrated and illustrated to incorporate best practices, to improve user-friendliness, to guide more consistent decision-making, and to simplify administration. Once the resulting development code has been drafted, a limited revision to the existing zoning map will be completed to align with the new code.