Downtown Columbia apartment building moratorium extended until March

Developers seeking to build apartment complexes in downtown Columbia will have to keep waiting. The Columbia City Council extended its moratorium Monday on new downtown residential housing.

The ordinance, set to expire Dec. 1, will be extended through March 31 while the Planning and Zoning Commission finishes its review and overhaul of the Unified Development Code, which sets city development and land-use regulations. That process is taking longer than expected, and the commission plans to hold a vote on the code Jan. 5.

The earliest the council could vote on the development code proposal would be February.

The ordinance was first passed in May after concerns were raised about inadequate infrastructure and dense residential development downtown.

Read more: Columbia Missourian


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