Columbia’s Daily Dish [Feb. 23, 2009]

A smattering of links about growth and development in Columbia.

New pedestrian overpass plan has skeptics (Columbia Missourian) — The idea of demolishing and replacing the pedestrian overpass over North Providence Road caught the Columbia Housing Authority off guard, but its director and board of commissioners say they’re open to seeing what GetAbout Columbia has in mind.
Work delayed at new school (Columbia Daily Tribune) — The wet summer and frigid winter have pushed back construction more than three months on Columbia’s new elementary school. The delay means Field Elementary School students might move into Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School in January rather than August as originally scheduled.
Two developers eye millions in incentive funds (Columbia Daily Tribune) — Two local developers are testing the waters as Columbia explores public financing for private developments downtown. Tiger Columns LLC and 10th & Locust LLC have applied for millions of dollars of “tax increment financing,” or TIF, for projects in the heart of Columbia.
Downtown plan shows big Kroenke move (Columbia Heartbeat) — An inventory of properties apparently under consideration for the “Community Improvement District,” or CID, reveals that real estate developer Stan Kroenke purchased the Office Depot building at 101 S. Providence Road, next to the old Osco building on the corner of Providence Road and Broadway.
Vintage B&B wins planning approval (Columbia Daily Tribune) — Northern Boone County entrepreneurs Ray and Barb Spencer last night got the blessings of the county Planning and Zoning Commission to operate a bed-and-breakfast west of Hallsville.


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