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City to hold public meetings seeking Columbia Compass input

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The first of 10 public meetings to discuss Columbia Compass, the city’s 10-year update to its comprehensive plan, will be held Tuesday.

The 12- to 18-month process is designed to create a blueprint for the city’s citizens and policymakers, according to a news release. Input is sought to identify programs, policies and infrastructure investments vital to the city’s future.

Public meetings will include a brief presentation followed by interactive sessions. The objective is to produce a vision and document which will guide Columbia City Council toward Envision 2036, a celebration of Columbia’s 250th year. Research and analysis will include subjects such as natural resources, land use, transportation, housing, cultural resources and economic development.

For more information about Columbia Compass, visit

The public meetings schedule is as follows:

  • Nov. 13: Pinehurst Park Community Center, 2300 Pinehurst Road, 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 14: Woodland Park Community Center, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway, 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 14: Arsenal Hill Community Center, 1800 Lincoln St., 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 15: Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Ave., 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 26: Columbia Fire Department Station #16, 131 Lake Murray Blvd., 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 27: Greenview Park Community Center, 6700 David St., 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 27: Heathwood Park Neighborhood Center, 800 Abelia Road, 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 28: Emily Douglas Park Neighborhood Center, 2500 Wheat St., 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 29: Members Club at Woodcreek, 300 Club Ridge Road, 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 6: Woodland Park Community Center, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway, 6 p.m.

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