Columbia Compass: Envision 2036

The Columbia Compass: Envision 2036 planning process kicked off in October 2018, and after robust public engagement, was adopted by City Council August 4, 2020.  Please visit our website at, sign up for our email newsletter, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram @ColaCompass for more information about the planning process and plan!

Past Comprehensive Planning Efforts

In addition to neighborhood, area, and corridor plans that have occurred, the below planning efforts helped to inform the Columbia Compass: Envision 2036 update. 

The Columbia Plan 2018 logo

The Columbia Plan: 2018 was the prior the comprehensive plan for the City of Columbia; providing a strategic 10-year vision, including objectives, goals, and policies to help guide the city's future development and growth.

Update to The Columbia Plan (2009)
This brief update provided a glimpse of the 2008-2009 year in review.

Cover page of the Plan Columbia Land Use Plan, which includes a photo of the fountain at Finlay Park with downtown as a backdrop.

Plan Columbia: Land Use Plan (2015)
This planning process resulted in replacement of the Land Use Element of The Columbia Plan: 2018, and laid the groundwork for the rewrite of the City's Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Regulations, which is currently underway.  

Cover of Walk Bike Columbia Plan, which shows a woman on a bicycle, a bike on a bus, parents walking children on a sidewalk, and a woman in a wheelchair

Walk Bike Columbia (2015)
This planning process was adopted as an replacement to the bicycle & pedestrian section of the Transportation Element of The Columbia Plan: 2018, and was carried forward as Appendix M of Columbia Compass: Envision 2036.  

For more information or questions about the above, contact Leigh DeForth, Comprehensive Planner, at (803) 545-4864 or [email protected].