Columbia, Mo wants “talk”, not planning battles between developers, neighbors

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In Columbia, Missouri, planners want to make changes to the development process to cut down the number of highly contentious battles that pit developers against neighbors. Suggestions focus on making neighbors better informed of developers’ plans while allowing developers to know what is expected to get plans approved.

The Columbia Daily Tribune report makes one ask what other communities have done to try to forestall divisive planning battles and improve dialogue and cooperation between developers and local residents.

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