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Rosewood Corridor and Neighborhood Plan

At last night’s meeting of the Rosewood Community Council (April 20, 2017), John Fellows and Leigh DeForth from the city’s Planning and Development Services talked to us about the Rosewood Corridor and Neighborhood Plan that was adopted in 2012.  It can be viewed in its entirety at the link below.


At 150 pages in length, it is a rather unwieldy document. Thankfully, Ms. DeForth has provided shortcuts to sections of particular interest. So grab a cup of coffee and be patient as you navigate. If you have a question or come across something you’d like to comment on, you can reach Mr. Fellows at and Ms. DeForth at Here are Ms. DeForth’s shortcuts:          

Introduction (pages 11-14) summarizes the planning process, for folks who may not have been able to take part, this may be of interest.

·         Existing conditions (pages 15-31) covers statistics about the community, inclusive of spatial analysis (maps), including things like utilities, tree  cover, crime, and transportation options.

·         Physical Development- Neighborhood (pages 33- 38) makes recommendations for the physical development of the neighborhood area (the plan splits the area into neighborhood, corridor, and industrial).  It speaks a lot about land use, zoning, jurisdictional boundaries, and options for pursuing different types of zoning moving forward. 

·         Physical Development – Corridor (pages 40-47) makes recommendations for the physical development of the corridor area along Rosewood itself.  It discusses preferred building types, uses, and streetscapes

·         Physical Development – Industrial (pages  49-54) makes recommendations for the industrial area (the area in proximity to Owens Field), and references the redevelopment recommended in the Columbia Owens Master Plan (an older plan for the area), as well as physical and economic development-related recommendations for the area.

·         Physical Development – Transportation (pages 56- 64) discusses streets, speeds, and bicycle and pedestrian planning options.  We’ll be going over the updated recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian treatments tomorrow when discussing the Walk Bike Columbia Plan ( 

·         Physical Development- Sustainability (pages 66-69) makes some general recommendations to improve sustainability throughout the Rosewood area

·         Physical Development- Implementation (pages 72-82) lists the implementation strategies, actions needed, and timing.

·         Community Input (pages 84-96) reviews the items discussed at public meetings, etc.

·         Maps & Charts (pages 99-132) includes the maps used throughout the process, shown at a larger scale (11×17) for clarity.  Page 108 shows the neighborhood/corridor delineation.

·         Survey (pages 133-147) provides the survey questionnaire, as well as a summary of answers received.


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