Downtown Columbia Historic Resources Survey
The City of Columbia Planning Division is excited to announce the completion of the Downtown Columbia Historic Resources Survey conducted by Access Preservation. This architectural survey focused on Columbia’s historic downtown area and documented the buildings not previously recorded in past architectural surveys. This survey is part of the City of Columbia’s ongoing effort to keep an up to date city-wide survey.
The “Bryan Survey” in 1993 documented buildings in downtown Columbia considered to be historically significant at the time. Since the Bryan Survey is over 25 years old, many resources have since gained historic significance (reached their 50-year mark) while other resources may have been altered or demolished if local protections were never adopted. While this survey works to fully document and recommend protection of older, intact, historic resources that have survived a century of development pressures, it also provides a great and in-depth look at the largely undocumented mid-century resources that Columbia has to offer.
It's a wrap!
The final presentation of survey findings and recommendations is now available online! Please also watch the final virtual presentation of survey findings and recommendations, included below!
Columbia Compass: Envision 2036
Columbia Compass is the comprehensive plan – or “blueprint” – for how Columbia, South Carolina will grow and develop over the next ten years.
The City of Columbia has conducted research on the community's population, natural resources, land use, transportation, housing, community facilities, cultural resources and economy. This planning process, and the plan itself, is being referred to as Columbia Compass: Envision 2036. The plan, adopted August 4, 2020 by City Council, is now a guiding policy document for the City.
You can also learn more, and sign up for email updates, at www.columbiacompass.org.
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- Visit our website and sign up for our email list
- Join us for events and share your thoughts!
- Tell your family, friends, & neighbors!
The Amplify planning process is a partnership between One Columbia and the City, and helped provide content for the Columbia Compass Cultural Resources Element.