City of Columbia, Missouri  
Meeting Minutes  
Planning and Zoning Commission  
Conference Rooms  
Thursday, June 23, 2022  
5:30 PM  
Work Session  
Columbia City Hall  
701 E. Broadway  
7 -  
Sara Loe, Anthony Stanton, Michael MacMann, Valerie Carroll, Robbin Kimbell,  
Peggy Placier and Shannon Wilson  
2 - Tootie Burns and Sharon Geuea Jones  
Meeting agenda adopted unanimously.  
Approve agenda as presented  
June 9, 2022 Work Session  
June 9, 2022 work session minutes adopted as presented.  
Adopt June 9 minutes as presented  
A. UDC Text Amendment Project - Phase 4, Work Session #3  
The Commission discussed the Downtown Leadership Council (DLC) and its role. Mr.  
Teddy stated he is a non-voting member of the council and recently there had been  
issues with the DLC meeting its quorum requirements for public meetings.  
Chairperson Loe noted the Planning and Zoning Commission has a liaison to the DLC  
which currently filled by Commissioner Burns. This liaison position would be  
coming open again soon and anyone interested in filing the Commissioner liaison  
position should contact her.  
Mr. Smith presented the next UDC text amendments up for consideration;  
drive-throughs and utility easements. Drive-throughs, or drive-up facilities, are  
regulated within the UDC by Section 29-4.3(i) and use-specific standard 29-3.3(jj).  
These existing regulations generally pertain to the location or design of stacking  
lanes and screening of drive-up facilities from residential property. A PowerPoint  
presentation (attached) detailed the objective of regulating drive-through facilities  
along with proposed revisions to the UDC.  
The Commission requested clarification on the intent of regulating the orientation  
of drive-throughs, specifically prohibiting them from facing a public street. It was  
mentioned that some of the intent behind the regulation was to ensure there is an  
engaging, accessible storefront for pedestrians between the storefront and the  
public street.  
Commissioners discussed existing drive-throughs constructed before the UDC and  
after its adoption. They discussed the recent Culver’s PD Plan which allowed a  
drive-through to face a public street with additional site work done to incorporate a  
porte-cochère with architectural design consistent with the principal building.  
Commissioners and staff discussed potential safety issues with a drive-through  
lane bounded by a porte-cochère. In this scenario, the porte-cochère separated the  
drive-through lane from the bypass lane which is intended to provide for a point of  
egress from the drive-through stacking lane.  
There was agreement that the porte-cochère should screen the service window and  
have a wall or screening feature that extends to the top of the porte-cochère roof.  
The Commission discussed various options for porte-cochères and decided that  
minimal guidelines would allow applicants the versatility to develop unique  
designs for unique site layouts. The Commission supported proposed revisions to  
the UDC that would give developers this flexibility in design. Mr. Smith thanked the  
Commission for their time and indicated that the discussion for drive-through  
revisions would continue at the next work session.  
VI. NEXT MEETING DATE - July 7, 2022 @ 5:30 pm (tentative)  
Meeting adjourned approximately 7:00 pm  
Move to adjourn  
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