Columbia’s daily dish [Feb. 21, 2009]

A smattering of links about growth and development in Columbia.

The Tiger Hotel owners request tax-increment financing (Columbia Missourian) — By June 2010, three Columbia developers would like The Tiger Hotel to be known for more than just the glowing neon sign perched 10 stories above Eighth Street. They want The Tiger to become a downtown destination. But they say it won’t happen without a $1.7 million tax break.
City View: Mixed-use parking facility is a win-win for businesses and taxpayers (Columbia Business Times) — City Manager Bill Watkins calls parking facility a win-win for businesses and taxpayers
Planners reject plans for ‘sanctuary’ near Hallsville (Columbia Daily Tribune) — A Marine veteran’s ongoing quest to establish a mobile home park “sanctuary” for disabled and homeless veterans in northern Boone County was again rejected last night during a tense public hearing before the county Planning and Zoning Commission.
P&Z still not sure about big project (Columbia Daily Tribune) — City planners last night tabled for the third time a request to rezone 270 acres on the east side of the city for a commercial and residential development, but there are signs some Planning and Zoning commissioners eventually will recommend denial.
GetAbout Columbia seeks citizen input on ‘Bike Boulevard’ (Columbia Missourian) — Although Benton-Stephens residents voiced some reservations about GetAbout Columbia‘s “Bike Boulevard” plan, a Thursday meeting at Benton Elementary School ended on a positive note. Nearly all 17 people took the opportunity to voice their comments, both in favor of and against the proposal.

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