Columbia Compass: Envision 2036 Interactive Online Survey
Feb 08, 2019

The City of Columbia has released a second interactive online survey in order to gather feedback on the draft recommendations of Columbia Compass, the ten-year update to the City of Columbia’s comprehensive plan. The survey is mostly multiple choice and should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Project team received almost 1,200 responses to the Fall 2018 survey, and that feedback, as well as the feedback provided in this second survey, will help drive the plan’s recommendations.

The survey is available at



The planning process will result in a vision and document which can help guide City Council as they Envision 2036 – when Columbia will celebrate its 250th year, or semiquincentennial.  Elements of the plan research and analysis will include Columbia’s population, natural resources, land use, transportation, housing, community facilities, cultural resources, and economic development.  This 12 to 18-month effort will result in a plan that the City’s citizens and policy makers can use as a blueprint to help navigate our future.  Your input is vital as we seek to define a vision for Columbia, and identify the policies, programs, and infrastructure investments necessary to make that vision a reality.  

For more information about Columbia Compass: Envision 2036, visit, follow @ColaCompass on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the Planning and Development Services Department at 803-545-3222.  Please also consider signing up for our email list to be notified of future events and engagement opportunities by visiting our website!