City of Columbia Zoning Map Process Update


Columbia City Council held a public hearing on the proposed new zoning map at its January 19, 2021 meeting.   The hearing included a staff presentation that provided an overview and history of the project, a summary of the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), and a revised schedule to adopt the new map and ordinance.  The Council did not take a vote, but, as the schedule details, intends to provide for additional time for the public to continue to learn about the project and contact staff with questions or concerns.  For questions or comments, please e-mail [email protected] or call 803-545-3333

A recording of the City Council Public Hearing presentation can be viewed here.  

A list of Frequently Asked Questions to include the revised schedule is available here.

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About the zoning map project:

The City of Columbia recently adopted, with a future implementation date, a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which consolidates and revises the current zoning and land development ordinances.  The UDO establishes new and renamed zoning districts. To implement the new districts a new zoning map designating the location of these new districts has been drafted.  The current proposed effective date of the ordinance and code is August 30, 2021.