Outstanding Plan Award - Honorable Mention
Designed to express the community's vision for how the City of Columbia should grow and develop, Columbia Imagined: The Plan for How We Live and Grow, was adopted by the City Council in October 2013 after nearly four years of work by the community, City staff, the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), the Comprehensive Plan Task Force, and University of Missouri consultants. The Plan will provide land use and policy guidance for residents, professional staff, and appointed and elected officials through the year 2030.
With 15 Outstanding Plan Award nominees submitted for this year’s review, the Missouri APA Awards Review Jury wanted to specifically acknowledge the Columbia Imagined Plan with an Honorable Mention. With an in-depth upfront inventory, the Plan clearly identified how to achieve the area’s goals and objectives. Regional maps were provided to show how growth impacts the area, and a template of how to attain livable and sustainable communities provided the foundation to achieving the Plans five principal goals. Overall, this plan is an impressive guide for moving the community forward and is a fantastic public resource.