January 6, 2016
Columbia City Council has thrown support behind the demolition and redevelopment of the Gonzales Gardens apartment complex. Members voted unanimously to back plans from the Columbia Housing Authority to revitalize the 19.5-acre public housing development just off Forest Drive.
The new development expected to take the place of Gonzales Gardens is expected to cost $60 million to build. Mungo Homes has partnered with the housing authority to develop the new complex. Walker said it would offer mixed-income units, including tax credit units and market rate units and that it would be modeled after the Rosewood Hills community.
Demolition is expected to begin in spring 2017, if not sooner.