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Proposal reimagines Lake Kittamaqundi in downtown Columbia

Proposal reimagines Lake Kittamaqundi in downtown Columbia

What has been a centerpiece for Columbia since its founding could be redeveloped by its 50th anniversary. "What we're trying to do is work toward a much grander kind of feeling," said Cy Paumier, the longtime Columbia planner who is heading a design team to provide a conceptual plan and sketches for a reimagined Lake Kittamaqundi. To Paumier, Lake Kittamaqundi in its initial form made those coming to Columbia enthusiastic about spending time there and helped make the downtown area feel important. But it is no longer what it should be, he said, not with limited space for outdoor restaurant seating, too little performance space and not enough room for those wishing to walk...

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