Enterprise plans in Columbia | Republic-Instances

Enterprise plans in Columbia | Republic-Instances
Pictured is the positioning plan for a proposed improvement at 306 Southport Drive in Columbia. 

On Monday evening, the Columbia Plan Fee heard particulars of a proposed 11,600 sq. foot improvement at 306 Southport Drive off Palmer Street throughout from Crimson Roof Liquor & Lottery.

Land grading on the website was accomplished earlier this 12 months.

There are 4 enterprise areas deliberate at that website, it was stated Monday evening, the cornerstone being an Enterprise Lease-A-Automotive location. Different potential companies eyed embody Starbucks Espresso, a gaming lounge and an accounting workplace.

The fee handed a movement to advocate approval to the Columbia Metropolis Council for a particular use allow at that location.

Columbia Director of Neighborhood Improvement Scott Dunakey defined a particular use allow is required to permit a automobile rental enterprise in a industrial park district zone.

Dunakey added this space is already supposed for “vital” retail improvement such because the one described through the assembly.

“I don’t see lots of destructive right here,” he stated.

The 4 buildings embody a 1,500 sq. foot future restaurant which Dunakey stated was “supposed to  be a Starbucks.”

Dunakey additional defined two of the 4 buildings shall be designed for a number of tenants. The Enterprise Lease-A-Automotive workplace would occupy one unit of a three-unit industrial constructing.

The positioning plan gives 150 parking areas (together with 10 ADA accessible areas) to be shared by the event in accordance with metropolis code,  and “ought to present ample extra parking to accommodate the proposed rental automobile enterprise,” a workers report learn.

The report additionally addressed site visitors issues, stating “the subdivision was designed and constructed for vital retail improvement. The proposed rental automobile enterprise ought to generate site visitors volumes properly throughout the capability of the present avenue system and isn’t anticipated to negatively impression roadway congestion or security.”

The event is being proposed by Prime High quality Holdings, represented by Chris Kalbfleisch.

He is named the proprietor of High quality Collision of Columbia and Waterloo, which not too long ago bought its auto physique operations to Caliber Collision and altered the main target to mechanic and restore beneath the brand new identify of High quality Auto Restore.

The Columbia Metropolis Council will vote on the particular use allow request at a future assembly.

In late 2019, the Metropolis of Columbia handed an ordinance establishing hashish dispensaries as a land use in a particular space of land close to Southport Drive.

Stipulations requiring such companies to be in-built a industrial park district zone with proximity to an interstate freeway and a buffer from faculty zones restricts a possible dispensary website at this proposed improvement, however one might be constructed just a bit additional west.

In different information, plans are already underway for one more enterprise enterprise in Columbia on the Foremost Road Abbey advanced within the 300 block of South Foremost Road.

The positioning was as soon as the house of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and College.

Dunakey confirmed builders had submitted constructing allow functions a number of weeks in the past with a purpose to rework a part of the previous ICS faculty right into a 32-room, hotel-type enterprise.

Town has since authorised the primary part of lodge renovations to the varsity constructing.

Improvement proprietor Gregg Crawford shared related plans there in late 2019, though progress was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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