The Planning and Zoning Commission, along with City staff, are currently working on a 5-year Status Report for “Columbia Imagined – The Plan for How We Live & Grow” which is the City of Columbia’s comprehensive land use plan. Columbia Imagined was adopted by the City Council on October 7, 2013. The Plan provides residents, appointed boards and commissions, and elected officials with guidance on land use, growth management and quality of life considerations.
The Status Report will provide the City Council with an evaluation of the plan’s goals and objectives, implementation efforts to-date, and present recommendations for new and evolving trends and community priorities that would be incorporated into the next full plan update anticipated to begin in early 2022. The Status Report will also provide opportunities for renewed public engagement with community stakeholders and residents relating to the City’s comprehensive planning process. Click here for an informational brochure summarizing this process.opens PDF file
Several surveys are available to gather your input. We encourage you to take the general Status Report Survey first, which asks for your thoughts on Columbia Imagined overall. Additional surveys that focus on the five Priority Areas are available for you to complete if you are interested in providing more in depth responses to a given Priority Area.
In addition to these surveys, Staff is interested in speaking with groups and individuals with interest and expertise in one or more plan elements. Virtual public engagement sessions are scheduled to solicit additional input from the public to develop the Status Report. If you are interested in participating in one of these sessions, please complete the registration form and indicate which session works best for you. Staff is also available to meet virtually with your group or individually–please contact Planning at Bill.Cantin@CoMo.govcreate new email to make arrangements.
Priority Area Surveys
- Economic Development
- Environmental Management
- Land Use and Growth Management
- Livable and Sustainable Communities
- Mobility, Connectivity, and Accessibility
Virtual Public Meetings
Columbia Imagined Plan and Updates
- Informational Brochureopens PDF file
- Columbia Imagined – Comprehensive Plan
- Columbia Imagined Implementation
- Presentation on 5 year update to Planning and Zoning Commission May 24, 2018opens PDF file
- Presentation on Columbia Imagined implementation to Planning and Zoning Commission August 6, 2015opens PDF file