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May 2024: What’s Going Up?

Going Up Breaking Ground On The Boone County Sheriffs Office Regional Training Center

Hokkaido Ramen is coming to COMO; Mid America Bank breaks ground.

Columbia is getting ready to welcome Hokkaido Ramen Restaurant at 1007 E. Broadway, in the space previously occupied by Midici Pizza. The work at that location is among the features of the building permits issued in March by the city of Columbia planning and site development office. 

Hokkaido Ramen, owned by BMT of Columbia LLC, received a permit for an interior renovation project encompassing 4,887 square feet, valued at $250,000. The general contractor listed on the permit is Professional Contractors and Engineers of Columbia. 

The city issued 129 permits with a cumulative value of $26.67 million in March. The Boone County office of Resource Management issued 79 permits with a value of $22.5 million. Combined, those totals are 208 permits with a value of $49.2 million. 

Hokkaido Ramen Restaurants are casual Japanese ramen restaurants with locations throughout the country, according to the restaurant’s website. Columbia will be Missouri’s first location. Per the company’s website, Hokkaido offers a wide variety of authentic Japanese ramen dishes in a full-service dining room, as well as carry-out for diners who are short on time. 

The city’s building permit summary includes: 

  • Commercial addition: 1 permit with a $399,905 value. 
  • Residential addition: 3 permits, $146,987. 
  • Commercial alteration: 16 permits, $2.8 million. 
  • Residential alteration: 7 permits, $792,748. 
  • Pool: 1 permit, $25,676. 
  • Commercial infill: 1 permit, $38,000. 
  • Commercial new: 1 permit, $1.03 million. 
  • Deck: 8 permits, $188,800. 
  • Reroof: 41 permits, $786,910. 
  • Single family detached: 46 permits, $19.51 million. 
  • Townhouse: 2 permits, $655,592. 

City building permit highlights include: 

Mid America Bank broke ground in April on a new banking facility at 4601 Stellar Drive. Coil Construction Inc. is the general contractor. The new bank building will be 5,789 square feet with a construction value of $1.03 million. 

Additions and renovations (commercial permits) at Gentry Middle School, 4200 Bethel Street, to provide a serving line to support the existing kitchen (1,632 square feet, with a valuation of $399,905) and interior renovation to update the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classroom (2,400 square feet, $200,000). GBH Builders is the general contractor. 

Commercial alteration of Suite 103 at 213 N. Stadium Boulevard, encompassing 4,100 square feet. The $850,000 project lists August Construction Solutions as the general contractor, but other details are not listed. 

Coil Construction is the general contractor for Hillyard’s expansion at 1611 Burlington Street, Suite C. Hillyard is a cleaning products supplier. The project involves expanding into the adjacent warehouse by cutting three new openings, enlarging bathrooms, and other work. The project covers 8,604 square feet and has a valuation of $290,000. 

The two townhomes are at 908 and 912 Napa Court. Beacon Street Homes is the builder. The building at 908 has square footage of 2,481 and a value of $341,919; 912 Napa Court’s townhome is listed as 2,335 square feet and $313,672. 

The top-dollar single family home, located off Portcrawl Drive, has a value of $880,853 with 6,837 square feet. Girard Luxury Homes is the builder. 

Boone County’s March building permit totals include: 

  • Single family residential: 17 permits, $11.1 million value. 
  • Other non-residential: 11 permits, $7.57 million. 
  • Stores/mercantile: 1 permit, $1.2 million. 
  • Office/professional building: 1 permit, $500,000. 
  • Residential addition/alteration: 11 permits, $450,229. 
  • Residential garages: 16 permits, $755,000. 

Highlights of Boone County-issued building permits include: 

A $1.2 million project for a new warehouse and showroom for Schmidt Billiards at 601 N. Highway UU. Ridgeway Construction LLC is the general contractor. Schmidt Billiards & Game rooms has been in business since 1983 in Columbia — and is now in its fifth generation of family ownership. The founding company in St. Louis, A.E. Schmidt Billiards in St. Louis, has been in operation since 1850. 

A $5.35 million single family home off W. Southern Hills Dr., just north of Arrowhead Lake and The Cascades development. Christensen Homes is building the 14,653 square foot home. 

Five additional storage units at 7200 W. Henderson Rd. near Midway. Robert Kilgore is listed as the owner of Como West Storage LLC. Each unit has a permit value of $1.25 million. 

Boone County’s April building permit report will include the Sheriff’s Office Training Center and the shooting range. That project was the focus of an official groundbreaking ceremony on April 17. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon-cutting for the event. 

The training center will encompass 22,620 square feet; the shooting range will cover 27,191 square feet. The project lists a value of $12,169,022. Reinhardt Construction LLC is the general contractor.

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