City of Columbia to host Lunch with a Planner
Feb 12, 2019

The City of Columbia is hosting “lunch with a planner” discussions throughout the year as part of Columbia Compass, the ten-year update to the City of Columbia’s comprehensive plan. 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. 

Please bring a bag lunch and join us on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 12 – 1pm on the South East Corner of Lincoln and Gervais, Experience Columbia SC visitors center to discuss the Population within the City of Columbia. 

*In case of inclement weather, the lunch will be relocated to the Planning Division conference room, 1136 Washington St., 3rd floor. 


WHAT: Lunch with a Planner – Population

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

WHERE: South East Corner of Lincoln & Gervais Streets, Experience Columbia SC visitors center  

WHO: Open to the public – bring a bag lunch or coffee, and come prepared to chat!



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.  

The cultural resources element of the plan is a partnership with the ongoing Amplify planning process. For more information about Amplify, visit

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!