Boone County News Release

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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Michele Hall, Administrative Coordinator
Boone County Commission
Phone: (573) 886-4312

Open House Meeting Regarding New Fire Station at East Broadway and El Chaparral Ave. South

March 20, 2024 – The development of a fire station at the intersection of East Broadway and El Chaparral Avenue South will be the topic of an informal open house meeting on Wednesday, March 27, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the church building located at 1020 El Chaparral Ave. S, formerly New Horizons United Methodist Church. The meeting, hosted by the City of Columbia Public Works Department, is open to the public.

The Columbia Fire Department has requested additional resources to meet increasing demand. The 4.64-acre property will have the fire station as well as offices for CFD’s Fire Marshal's division and for living space for Columbia firefighters. The primary access to the site will be from El Chaparral Avenue, with emergency vehicles exiting directly onto El Chaparral.

The upcoming meeting will provide residents and other stakeholders with an opportunity to share concerns, ask questions and provide feedback. Individuals with questions or comments about the project may also contact staff at 573.874.2489 (CITY) or at