Commissioners unanimously approve new affordable “Cullimore Cottages” neighborhood

We are one step closer to the building of the Cullimore Cottages! Last night the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to recommend the approval of the rezoning pre-development plan for the Cullimore Cottages on N. 8th Street. We are so grateful for the neighborhood and City support for this future development! Below is the link to the Missourian Article discussing the events of the meeting.

Commissioners unanimously approve new affordable “Cullimore Cottages” neighborhood

Home Buyer Preparation

This past Saturday the City of Columbia, Providence Bank and Veterans United partnered to host a home buyer credit class. We were so pleased with the event and hope the participants are as well. If you are interested in future events focused on home ownership preparation please call Darcie with the City of Columbia at 573-874-7244, darcie.clark@como.gov.

For Sale!

The last home is nearly complete on Lynn Street and is FOR SALE! This two bedroom, one bathroom home is located at 103 Lynn Street and is being built by CMCA. Not only is the home beautiful, spacious and move in ready, but also features a private backyard, garage and solar panels!  If you have any questions about the process of purchasing this particular CCLT home, please call Housing Programs Manager Randy Cole at 573-874-6321 or the home’s realtor David Ballenger at 573-881-1707.

 

Home Buyer Education Class

Here is last weeks Home Buyer Education Class! These FREE classes are held once a month at City Hall and include tips and helpful advice on lending practices, working with real estate agents and credit scores! This class is great for anyone interested in purchasing a home, and a requirement for the purchase of a CCLT home and the City’s Down Payment Assistance Program. Please call Housing Programs staff at 573-874-7244 if you have any questions or are interested in attending!

Rainy Day Progress

Jake made his rounds today to check on several of the projects progress. Here’s a look at the grass growing over the new bioretention on Sexton, and Job Points home on Oak Street. We hope everyone stays save with all of of the rainfall expected,and we are eager to see the bioretention at work with the expected storm water!

Updates on Lynn Street

With all of the excitement on N. 8th street we have been showing less on Lynn street! Here is a photo taken yesterday of the house built by CMCA. After the input of the neighborhood it was decided that this particular home would be a two bedroom, one bath. We’re loving how it’s turning out! What are your thoughts on the newest Lynn Street house?

 

Not just housing needs!

We have more thanks for the hard work and involvement of our neighborhoods in Central Columbia, including the Ridgeway Neighborhood Association and the surrounding neighborhoods!

Construction of the large bioretention basins on the block of Lynn and Sexton started today. Much of the Lynn Cottage’s neighborhood and surrounding blocks are adversely impacted by storm water challenges. The City of Columbia’s neighborhood engagement process for the development of the Lynn Cottages, during the fall of 2015, identified storm water improvements as the most critical need for the neighborhood. The storm water improvements at Lynn and Sexton go above and beyond what was required for the Lynn Street Cottages development and will have many benefits to the neighborhood for generations to come!