Community Development Archives

Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This piece of civil rights legislation declared it illegal to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics ille...

Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...

The Lynn Street Project

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The Lynn Street Project

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The Columbia Community Land Trust is working on their first affordable housing project: The Lynn Street Cottages. By Winter 2018, eight new energy-efficient single-family homes will be available for low- to moderate-i...

Our Journey to Fair Housing (Special Teaser)

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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Special Teaser)

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the City Channel sits down with community members and advocates of fair housing to hear first-hand accounts of the journey to end housing discriminati...

CoMo Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

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CoMo Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

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The City of Columbia is developing a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) to identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance our resilience in the face of a changing climate. For more inform...

Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Sharp End was once the cultural heart of Columbia, Missouri's black community. Over the last year, the Sharp End Heritage Committee has made an effort to immortalize the area that once existed between Fifth and Sixth ...

Sports Tourism on the Rise:Welcome to Columbia Sports Fieldhouse

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Sports Tourism on the Rise:Welcome to Columbia Sports Fieldhouse

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For more than 20 years, the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department has been working to bring a multi-sport complex to Columbia for amateur and professional sporting events. Now, that dream is a reality. Colu...

The Really Big Tree Project in Columbia, Missouri

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The Really Big Tree Project in Columbia, Missouri

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The City of Columbia Stormwater Utility is trying to improve storm water quality throughout the city. Its first major endeavor is the Really Big Tree Project in the central city.

Announcing the Mayor’s Task Force on Medical Tourism

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Announcing the Mayor’s Task Force on Medical Tourism

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Columbia Mayor Brian Treece announces the formation of a Mayor's Task Force on Medical Tourism to develop Columbia as a nationally recognized medical center through the creation of an economic development plan that wi...

Most Notable Properties 2017

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Most Notable Properties 2017

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In 2017 four Columbia properties were chosen to receive Most Notable Property designation by the Historic Preservation Commission.