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Columbia Development Corp Partner Projects

 

2007

Devine Street Enhancement - $175,000
Installation of in-fill trees, bike racks, benches, trash receptacles and intersection design striping.

 

701 Whaley

2006

701 Whaley Street - $5 million
Constructed as a store in 1903, the building was later expanded and became the Pacific Community Association Building. Renovations are now underway for this project to become mixed use office and retail space.

 

 

The Battery at Arsenal Hill - $11 million

CDC purchased and held land in Arsenal Hill for eight years before assembling enough to create The Battery at Arsenal Hill. A private developer was chosen through a competitive process based on compatibility with the existing neighborhood, price point and overall plan. This 44-home project is under construction.

 

Arsenal Hill Town Homes - 1.5 million

This unique partnership involves a local developer creating a home ownership property for moderate and low-income people.

 

2005

One Eared Cow Glass - $650,000
This is the largest art studio in Columbia. CDC provided a bridge loan to keep artists in the Vista when they were considering relocating.

 

Nathaniel Jerome Frederick House - $750,000

An African-American historic landmark, CDC helped save this home by providing historic preservation assistance, structural surveys and a construction bridge loan.

 

Renaissance Plaza - $25 million

CDC owned this land and sold it exclusively for residential development. It is comprised of 17 live/work units and 55 condominiums.

 

2004

The Courtyard at Arsenal Hill - $1.75 million
CDC sold this land to a local developer at the request of the City of Columbia. A unique development deal was crafted to donate the land to the developer for the value of the permanent infrastructure.

 

Publix (Interior)

Publix - $8.5 million

The Vista Publix Grocery Store exemplifies the creativity of its developer, Holmes Smith Developments, and the partnership with the City of Columbia and the CDC. This international award-winning project utilizes the historic Confederate Printing Plant for an upscale grocery store, which helped spur hundreds of millions in residential development in the Columbia City Center.

 

 

 

2003

Speculative House - Arsenal Hill
CDC built this speculative house in an effort to help the redevelopment of this unique neighborhood.

 

2002

Neighborhood Business Improvement Zone - Columbia/Owens - NBIZ Matching Grant (Columbia Empowerment Zone ) $400,495 Public/Private Investment

 

2001

Neighborhood Business Improvement Zone - Five Points - NBIZ Matching Grant Program
$94,000 Public/Private investment in facade improvements.

 

2000

Historic Columbia Cottage - $750,000
This home was relocated to a new site and sold for private development.

 

Vista Commons

 

1999

Vista Commons - $18 million
Built partly on land owned by CDC, this 184 unit, market-rate apartment complex project included land, loans, and a CDC partnership interest which was sold in 2007.

 

 

 

1998

McDonald's - $2.5 million
The original plan comprised, a McDonalds, a convenience store, and a gas station. CDC used design assistance, zoning laws and vision to help McDonald's create a model appropriate for city center fast-food design.

 

1997

Five Points Fountain - $21,000 Grant
Grant award to the Five Points Association toward fountain design and installation.

 

National Guard Armory - $3 million

This National Register landmark building was the First National Guard Armory in South Carolina. CDC purchased and saved it from demolition, attached design covenants to the building and sold it for private development.

 

1996

Millwood Avenue Beautification Project - $23,000 Public/Private Investment
A total of 186 trees were planted along Millwood Avenue. This planting included an oak tree and bronze marker that were installed at Millwood and Butler as a memorial to those citizens of Columbia who perished in the downed US Air Flight in 1994.

 

1995

Governor's Hill - $20 million
The CDC developed this site, which spurred the return of residential development to the City center. This neighborhood has 30 home sites and 22 homes some valued as much as 1.5 mm.

 

1993

Blue Marlin Restaurant - $3 million
This historic landmark was renovated, leased and ultimately sold by CDC. CDC also managed a major renovation after fire nearly destroyed the building in 2000.

 

1991

Parkside Condominiums - $20 million
This residential partnership between CDC and the Beach Company to proved that people would live downtown. CDC owned the site and made a cash contribution to the deal. The complex was later sold for conversion to 65 condominiums.

 

Housing Authority Town Homes - $3 million

CDC partnered with the Columbia Housing Authority in creating these units, still considered some of the best in Housing Authority inventory.

 

808 Gallery

1986

Vista Studios
These 13 artists' studios and a central gallery spurred creativity and character in the Vista. CDC provided grants to subsidize the operation for five years.

 

 

1985

The Big Apple - $1 million
This African-American and Jewish historic structure was saved by CDC. Relocated and fully renovated, CDC donated the building to the Historic Columbia Foundation.

 
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