Planning & Preservation
The Planning Division engages citizens in conversations about Columbia's future and plays a central role in guiding the long-term development of the built and natural environment. The Division's seven staff members evaluate, monitor, and develop the City's comprehensive plan, and land use policy; facilitate annexation; and work with neighborhood, historic preservation, and urban design projects.
The Division also guides and supports the work of the City of Columbia's Planning Commission, Design/Development Review Commission, and Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, as well as other City boards and commissions.
City planning relies on public input and vision - click below to see what projects the Planning Division is currently working on, and find out how you can be a part of envisioning Columbia.