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Proposed Columbia housing developments to be discussed at upcoming meeting

The City of Columbia's Planning Commission meets Monday, August 2.
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1813 Main St., Columbia, may become a 26-unit multi-family, mixed-use property.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Columbia Planning Commission will review site plans for possible residential development in an upcoming meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, August 2, at Busby Community Center.

According to the initial draft agenda, a total of 544 new residential living spaces will be presented to the commission, including:

  • The conversion of the existing building at 1813 Main St in downtown Columbia to a 26-unit multifamily apartments and commercial mixed-use property.

  • Development of approximately 94.3 acres located at the intersection of Garners Ferry and Old Garners Ferry roads (8025 and 8041 Garners Ferry Rd) to a 368-lot single-family residential subdivision called Garners Mill. The property is currently under consideration for annexation into the City of Columbia. If approved, it will sit across Garners Ferry from another proposed development along Benson Road. The site plan for that 126-acre property was under Planning Commission review in July. Known as Cameron Ridge (Benson Road subdivision), the developer plans for 374 single family lots along both sides of Benson Road.
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  • The last item on August’s site plan review is the construction of a 150-unit multifamily and commercial mixed-use development by Columbia Housing Authority (CHA). This site will be used to rehouse residents of CHA’s Marion Street High Rise and is part of CHA’s Vision2030.

In July, the Planning Commission reviewed site plans for other proposed developments, including:

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Proposed 298-lot Colonels Creek development
  • 80 acres at 4600 Percival Road to be developed as Colonels Creek subdivision. The property is diagonally across from Fort Jackson National Cemetery, close to Clemson Road and I-20, and will feature 298 single-family homes along with preserved wetlands and open spaces.

  • A request for a 198-unit multi-family senior affordable housing development on just over 12 acres on Atlas Road. The development will be named Haven at Congaree Pointe and will be an outreach of Bible Way Church.

The Planning Commission meeting can be viewed on the City of Columbia's YouTube page. Information, including finalized drafts and how to participate in the meeting can be found at columbiasc.net/planning-boards-commissions/pc/agendas