There is change in the air. More change from your pocket into parking meters to pay for yet another parking garage.
Now the hard question: Why another parking garage in the first place? It would be the sixth in “downtown” Columbia. In fact, there are three parking garages on Cherry Street alone, with the others proposed, or currently on, Walnut Street.
Monday’s Columbia City Council meeting shed some light on the subject, as did talking with Tony St. Romaine, Columbia’s assistant city manager. Afterward, I needed a beer at Sycamore’s before returning to my Airstream penthouse on the 12th floor of the Walnut Street garage (the Hindman Autoplatz) to contemplate.