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Columbia Compass: Envision 2036 October Public Open Houses

Sep 14, 2018 10:45AM ● Published by Kathleen Maris

The City of Columbia will host two public open houses to kick off the first round of public engagement for Columbia Compass, the ten-year update to the City of Columbia’s comprehensive plan. This 12 to 18-month effort will result in a plan that the City’s citizens and policy makers can use as a blueprint to help navigate our future. Your input is vital as the City of Columbia seeks to define a vision for Columbia, and identify the policies, programs, and infrastructure investments necessary to make that vision a reality. Two identical drop-in format public open houses will be held on October 3rd and 4th from 5-8 p.m.:

· Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5-8 p.m., Richland Library Main, Auditorium, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201

· Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5-8 p.m., Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Avenue, Columbia, SC 29203

The planning process will result in a vision and document that can help guide City Council as they Envision 2036 – when Columbia will celebrate its 250th year, or semiquincentennial.  Elements of the plan research and analysis will include Columbia’s population, natural resources, land use, transportation, housing, community facilities, cultural resources, and economic development. 

The cultural resources element of the plan is a partnership with the ongoing Amplify planning process.