Project Scope
The West Gervais Planning Study Area has been at the center of a changing Downtown Columbia environment for decades. City Staff are led the planning process with the goal of creating a vibrant and economically-viable mixed-use area. The process included the analysis of exiting conditions, study of opportunities, creation of an urban design plan, and recommended policy changes to the West Gervais Historic Commercial District and West Gervais Protection Area guidelines.
Past Meetings:
  • Stakeholders Meeting:  August 2013
  • Online survey: The results of the survey can be viewed here.
  • Public Workshop: Friday, October 11th, 2013
  • Community Event: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
  • Public Meeting to unveil DRAFT Plan and DRAFT Design Guidelines: June 22, 2016, 5:30-7:00 PM at 705B Gervais Street
  • Design/Development Review Commission review of DRAFT Guidelines: July 14, 2016, 4:00 pm, 1737 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Council Chambers
  • Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval of the DRAFT Plan and DRAFT Guidelines: August 1, 2016, 5:15 pm, 1737 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Council Chambers (continued from July 11, 2016 meeting)
  • City Council reviewed the DRAFT Plan and Draft Guidelines at their September 20, 2016 meeting.  Both items were deferred to November 1, 2016 for a first reading.  Council voted to approve the first reading with the modification of the Plan to remove a parcel from the planning study area; Council voted to approve the second reading and adopt the plan and guidelines on February 7, 2017.
Contact Information:  For more information or questions contact John Fellows.