Columbia (MO) Station 10 Plan Rubs Locals the Wrong Way

The plans for Station 10—which would be located on the east side of Columbia (MO), at the intersection of East Richland Road and East St. Charles Road—sit as a bone of contention with several property owners in the area, reports columbiamissourian.com.

Many local, angry property owners Wednesday evening attended an interested-parties meeting regarding the city’s plan to turn their land into a fire station.

They aired their disdain with how the city has encroached on their land in the past, some of which was close to the proposed area for the fire station, according to the report.

The plan is still in its planning stages; the land for Station 10 has not yet been acquired, and the next step will be to take this plan to City Council to pursue property acquisition, officials say.

Fire Apparatus reported in August that Columbia is putting Station 11 in southwest Columbia, and officials expect to break ground on that later this year.

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