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Unbound Book Festival Author to Open New Bookstore

Mar 22, 2018
Torie Ross / KBIA

Local author and Unbound Book Festival founder Alex George says he plans to open up a new bookstore on Ninth Street in downtown Columbia late this summer.

George wants his shop to contribute to the literary community in Columbia.


“I’m a firm believer that bookstores are a force of good in society,” George said. “They provide a place for people to meet and to exchange ideas and talk.”

This week on Intersection, we continue our look at Columbia's new Unified Development Ordinance. 

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After a lengthy process, Columbia City Council unanimously passed the Unified Development CodeMonday night. The Code sets the standards for zoning and development in the city. The council hopes it will ensure the city’s growth remains in check.

The council passed the regulations after several meetings and public hearings. Council members had listened to public comment from various Columbia residents.

Infrastructure Task Force Plans for Inaugural Year

Sep 15, 2015
Rep. Chris Kelly


   Last night was the first meeting of the Mayor’s Task Force on Infrastructure, a group approved by the city council in July to help guide the city in addressing the infrastructure problems created by the growth of downtown.

The first meeting was mostly housekeeping: introductions and basic structure for future meetings. But the group also began to set protocol for its assignment.

Jack Howard / KBIA

We've all been there. Driving downtown during a high traffic time. Maybe on 9th Street. Listening to KBIA. 

And then--stopped. There's a semi truck stopped in the lane up ahead. 


First Ward Columbia City Council Member Ginny Chadwick announced Friday her opposition to a new referendum petition stated to be in favor of repealing improper downtown development.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.