Columbia’s Daily Dish [March 18, 2009]

A smattering of links about Columbia’s growth and development.

Columbia City Council considers using eminent domain for museum (Columbia Missourian) — Even as representatives of the State Historical Society negotiate buying the property that is home to Bengal’s Bar and Grill and surrounding land, the Columbia City Council is considering whether to use eminent domain.
Columbia Vision Commission accepting applications (Columbia Missourian) — The city clerk’s office is accepting applications for the Columbia Vision Commission.  The two vacancies, with terms to expire on Dec. 15, 2013, must be filled by one qualified voter living in the city of Columbia and one resident who lives in Boone County but outside city limits.
Senior citizens protest closing of Health Connection facility (Columbia Missourian) — Some senior citizens are fighting to keep the Health Connection gym from being shut down. The fitness center, run by MU, has been around for 19 years but is scheduled to close June 30.
Funds set for two city projects (Columbia Daily Tribune) — Two Columbia projects were included in the federal 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act signed last week by President Barack Obama. A total of $1,662,500 was appropriated for the COLT railroad overpass at Highway 63 and a Stadium Boulevard extension to Interstate 70.

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