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October is National Community Planning Month!

Historic Resources Survey

Columbia Compass: Envision 2036

Amplify Columbia: A Cultural Plan for the Columbia Area


October is National Community Planning Month!

The City of Columbia is celebrating National Community Planning Month this October.  The City of Columbia prioritizes planning, working to improve our public space and parks, planning for preservation and sustainability, and helping formalize a vision for the future of our city and our communities.    National Community Planning Month is a time to highlight the important role of planning in our communities. Planning can be summed up as comprehensive, community-focused and enhancing choices. While many people may not realize it, planning has a significant impact on their day-to-day life. From where they live, to how they commute, to the type of home they live in, planning plays a vital role in a person’s life and well-being.

How to participate:



Historic Resources Survey

About the Survey:
Picking up where the Bryan Survey left off in 1993, this architectural survey is intended to capture information related to historic resources in the north part of the city, documenting buildings that were constructed prior to 1975, mostly in areas that have never before been surveyed. This information will be used for planning, preservation, and promotion of the city’s historic resources, in an effort to retain those resources that are important to understanding the built environment of Columbia.  The neighborhoods that have been surveyed are Windemere Springs, College Place, North College Place, and Colonial Park (west of the train tracks only). 

Contact Rachel Walling, Senior Preservation Planner, with any questions regarding the survey.

               


Columbia Compass: Envision 2036

The City of Columbia is conducting research on the community's population, natural resources, land use, transportation, housing, community facilities, cultural resources and economy. Through this research and public involvement during the planning process, a vision for Columbia will be defined and strategies will be developed for implementation during the ten-year period.

The Columbia Compass is the comprehensive plan – or “blueprint” – for how Columbia, South Carolina will grow and develop over the next ten years.  

What are we asking you to do?

    




Amplify Columbia: A Cultural Plan for the Columbia Area

Amplify Columbia represents a partnership with One Columbia for Arts and History.  This planning process will result in a regional plan for cultural resources, as well as an update to the Cultural Resource Element of the Comprehensive Plan.


Please visit the Plan website for additional information about how you can join in this planning effort.  









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For additional information about the above, please contact the Planning Division at 803-545-3222.