April 30, 2021

Chris Trainor, The State

Why is Columbia suing its own zoning board? It involves a scrapyard and Gills Creek

The city of Columbia is taking its own zoning board to court to appeal a March decision allowing a scrapyard and recycling center on Shop Road.

On March 4, the city Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved a zoning exception to allow American Scrap Iron and Metal to have a scrapyard and recycling center at 2420 Shop Road. But in a rare move, the city has filed suit against the zoning board in circuit court in an effort to have the decision reversed and sent back to the board for reconsideration.

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