City of Columbia issues 1,000+ building permits in the first six months of 2023.
A new showroom and a product warehouse comprise a nearly $4 million, more than 26,000-square-foot project that will relocate wholesale plumbing and HVAC supplier Winnelson Columbia from its bursting-at-the-seams shop on Nebraska Avenue to a site off Paris Road in northeast Columbia.
The city’s building and site development office online building permit report shows that Winnelson Columbia, or Winsupply, was issued permits on June 5 to build a 14,650-square-foot warehouse with a valuation of $1.86 million and an 11,655-square-foot showroom with a valuation of $2.11 million at 3212 and 3208 Paris Road, respectively.
Brian Baker, owner and purchasing manager for Winsupply, currently located at 607 Nebraska Avenue, said the new showroom and warehouse should be ready for occupancy later this fall. He said the shop outgrew its current space several years ago.
The Winsupply portfolio of companies consists of nearly 660 local wholesalers in 45 states.
The building permit report shows that 1,105 building permits with a valuation of $131.6 million were issued in the first half of calendar year 2023. Re-roofing projects — 701 permits with a valuation of $13.9 million — accounted for 63 percent of all permits issued from January 1 through June 30.
There were also 139 permits issued for the construction of single-family homes, valued at $61.97 million, representing about 47 percent of all permits issued during that time.
It’s important to note that the listed valuation on permits is the building and site development office estimate of the value, not necessarily the actual cost of the project. The month of issuance only shows the date the permit was issued. The city’s website provides a way to track the progress of each project.
Other building permit totals and highlights from the first six-months of 2023 include:
- Thirteen permits for pools, amounting to a valuation of $935,182. One of those permits — for a pool in the Old Hawthorn development — listed a valuation of $249,000.
- 352 re-roofing permits were issued for projects in May and 205 in June.
- Fifty-seven permits for deckswith a combined valuation of $672,131.
- New commercial building permits — 17 — totaled $19.53 million.
- 65 permits for alterations to commercial buildings were issued totaling $15.4 million.
- Twenty-five residential additions totaled $1.86 million.
- Commercial building alterations were issued for 10 projects totaling $8.75 million.
The building permit report, which is generated monthly along with comparisons to previous years, also shows commercial additions, residential alterations (remodels), multi-family commercial, commercial infill, and solar installations.
Columbia Independent School
The upcoming expansion of Columbia Independent School at 1801 N. Stadium Blvd. — estimated at $17.2 million — will be the highest-dollar and space project to this point of 2023. Coil Construction is the contractor for the plan that includes renovations to part of the existing building and an addition. Dirt work and foundation work is already progressing; the building permit is in the final review stage, with staff comments sent to the design team.
The permit lists 29,249 square feet of new space that will primarily expand the school’s upper grades — nine through 12 — with a new building, as well as renovations to the existing building. School officials have said that more classrooms and a program for 3-year-olds will also be added.
The project had a groundbreaking ceremony in November. Along with Coil Construction, project partners are PWArchitects and Hollis + Miller Architects. Coil Construction fencing has been in place for several weeks, along with signage about the project.
Club Carwash on Conley
Coil Construction is also the general contractor for the new Club Carwash being built at 505 Conley Road, on the east side of the Walmart Supercenter there. The new car wash facility has a valuation of $977,285 and encompasses just under 5,400 square feet.
Ott Historic Preservation
Exterior repairs and interior alterations are on tap for a 4,800-square-foot, two-story historic building. The work is designed to accommodate commercial occupancies, though tenants — if any — are not yet publicly identified. The project valuation is $950,000.
The property is owned by John Ott. The project, at 107 N. Ninth St., is located between Salon Nefisa and the Boone County Government Center.
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Construction of an O’Reilly Auto Parts retail store, including site improvements, is going on at 5701 Freedom Drive in east Columbia. The $1.1 million project entails 6,972 square feet. The general contractor is BDH Construction.
Head Indian Motorcycle
Just down from the new O’Reilly Auto Parts, Head Indian at 5708 Freedom Drive is planning a $1.43 million showroom addition. The 8,129-square-foot project has Reinhardt Construction as the general contractor. The permit for that project was issued in May.
New Industrial Building
A $1.6 million project is underway at 2100 Lake Ridgeway Drive, located on the west side, or behind Bass Pro Shops. The commercial building permit for the 15,000-square-foot project was issued in February.
Old Hawthorn Homes
Two new homes being built at Old Hawthorn have permit valuations of $2.16 million and $1 million, respectively. Both homes are on Adare Manor Court.
Anderson Homes is the contractor for the 7,193-square-foot home listed with a valuation of $1 million. The other home, which will have 11,444 square feet, is being built by Wilcoxson Custom Homes.
Pi Beta Phi
The Pi Beta Phi sisterhood’s house is getting more than just a few cosmetic touches. Located at 511 Rollins Court, the $2.64 million project entails just a shade under 12,000 square feet. Little Dixie Construction is the contractor.
The scope of the project is to remove the 1951 and 1971 additions and build a new addition at the rear of the house. The front plaza will be modified to allow for additional on-site parking and better access to the road. A new side terrace, mechanical yards, and bicycle parking area will allow for additional outdoor gatherings.