Edwards Communities, the Ohio developer that wanted to knock down the Palmetto Compress warehouse and replace it with student housing, has approached the city with a new proposal for private student housing in the area surrounding the warehouse.
The plan comes in several parts: One 214-bed building would front on Blossom to the south, just across from the Compress warehouse, while another pair of buildings encompassing 524 beds together would line Greene Street just west of the railroad tracks. There would be a parking garage on Greene Street as well. The plan calls for knocking down the Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union building on Pulaski, according to city officials, but a branch would be built for the bank inside the development.
Columbia’s Design/Development Review Committee rejected Edwards’ previous proposal, saying it didn’t meet the area’s design guidelines, which call for dense, urban-style, mixed-use developments. “You’ve managed to cover nearly the entire site with either asphalt or buildings,” one commission member told Edwards at the time. Since then, city staff have worked with Edwards on the new design.
Meanwhile, City Council bought the Palmetto Compress to save it from demolition last year; it’s slated to be sold to local investor Rosie Craig and become a hotel and office and retail space.
The Design/Development Review Committee will vote on Edwards’ proposals Thursday at 4 p.m. at City Hall. At Thursday’s meeting, the D/DRC will also review and vote on a revised proposal for student housing on a nearby Pendleton Street site. Woda Construction had already gained approval for a previous housing plan on the site, but has a new proposal for the city to review.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
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Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
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