Plans for Columbia and Richland County have been adopted!

Plans for Columbia and Richland County have been adopted!

Thank you to everyone who participated in PLAN TOGETHER over the past year. The planning processes for the City of Columbia and Richland County concluded in March 2015 with both plans being adopted by their respective elected bodies.

About the land use plans

PLAN TOGETHER developed a clear vision for how we can best accommodate the growth and development of the City of Columbia and unincorporated Richland County that will support and enhance what makes our communities special and provide solutions to the challenges we face. This planning process was an unprecedented cooperative effort that lead to two coordinated land use plans, Plan Columbia and Plan Richland County.


Plan Columbia (Land Use Plan)

Plan Columbia is a update to the land use plan element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Plan Columbia*

(34MB pdf)

Plan Richland County

Plan Richland County is an update to the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

Plan Richland County

(15MB pdf)


*For best viewing, open Plan Columbia in Adobe Reader. Some document features are disabled if opened through your web browser.

For background information on the planning process, visit the Resources page.

Other project updates

Columbia Zoning and Land Development Ordinance Rewrite begins.

 The City of Columbia is continuing the Plan Together process with a significant step toward implementing Plan Columbia. The Zoning and Land Development Ordinance rewrite will put the pieces in place to ensure that future development in the city reflects the community’s vision.

There will be multiple opportunities for public input throughout the two-year process.

Learn more