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The CHA is accepting applications for the newly renovated Bear Creek Apartments.
• 1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Units Available
• Modern Newly Renovated Units
• Rent Based on Income *
• Low Initial Security Deposit
• Energy Efficient & New Appliances
• Washer & Dryer Hookups
• Park & Laundry Facility
• Resident Services & Family Self-Sufficiency Programs
* Qualified applicants must be low-income.

Apply now at:

The Columbia Housing Authority
201 Switzler Street, Columbia
(573) 443-2556

You Should Know

CHA provides housing assistance to over 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County.

Families pay 30% of their adjusted household income for rent.

Our Family Self-Sufficiency Programs help families develop five-year plans for self-sufficiency.

Contact Us

201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(800) 735-2966 TTY Relay

Invitation for Construction Bids – Oak Towers


The Columbia Housing Authority is working with EM Harris Construction to complete extensive renovations to Oak Towers, a seven-story high-rise building containing 147 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments.

EM Harris will be acting as the General Contractor on this project, and in this role, EM Harris is extending an invitation to bid to qualified contractors interested in working on this project.

Invitation To Bid

Vic Hoffmeister – EM Harris Construction,

EM Harris Construction would like you to bid on the following project:

Project Information

Project Name:    Oak Tower Apartments

Project Address: 700 N. Garth Avenue, Columbia, MO 65203


Moderate rehabilitation of 147 dwelling units in a high rise building. Work scope will include paving, demolition, windows, doors & hardware, framing/drywall, acoustic ceilings, flooring, painting, appliances, cabinets & tops, elevator rehab, plumbing, HVAC, electrical. This is a prevailing wage project. Please see information posted with plans & specs.

Pre-Bid Meeting

A pre-bid meeting and walk-through of the facility is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Towers, 700 N. Garth Avenue, Columbia, MO 65203.

Bid Due Date:

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 5:00:00 PM Central Standard Time

Start Date:

Fall 2016

Project Contact:
  • Vic Hoffmeister
  • Phone: 314-436-4426
  • Fax: 314-436-6691
  • EM Harris Construction, 2600 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO 63103
Project Documents:
Invitation to Bid Web Site:


Section 3, Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are strongly encouraged to bid!!

This project requires OSHA 10 for all workers!

A pre-bid walk through is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Towers, 700 N. Garth Avenue, Columbia, MO 65203.

Project plans are also available for viewing at:
  • AGC Plan room. 3806 Buttonwood Dr., Ste. 106, Columbia, MO 65201
  • Builders Association, 1907 Pennsylvania, Columbia, MO 65202
  • Missouri ISQ Plan room, 78 Weldon Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
  • McGraw Hill Construction, 4300 Beltway Place #180, Arlington, TX 76018
  • CMD Plan room, 30 Technology Pkwy, Ste. 100, Norcross, GA 30092
  • MOKAN Plan room, 4666 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO  63115
  • SLDC Plan room, 1712 Macklind Ave., 63110
  • EMH Plan room, 2600 Delmar, St. Louis, MO  63103

Questions regarding the scope?

Please send EMAIL to Vic at

Trouble accessing the plans or ITB?

Please send email to or John @

Send BIDS to

Please do not contact the Architect directly with questions or requests for information!


Response Click on one of the links to the right to respond to this ITB.
Yes, I will bid I may bid No, I will NOT bid


Regards, Bid Assistant EM Harris Construction

Phone: 314-436-4426 Email:

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