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Columbia Main Street Grand Apartment Project Plan Wins Approval | Colombia

COLUMBIA — A new high-end apartment development on the north end of downtown received key approval Sept. 13 from the Columbia Planning Commission.

Combined with last week’s approval of the City’s Design Review/Development Project, Virginia-based Commonwealth Properties’ plan to build approximately 250 apartments at 2222 Main St. is set to move forward. .


For decades, the site near Elmwood Avenue housed the Jim Moore Cadillac dealership.

The apartment complex will consist of one, two and three bedroom units, as per the architectural drawings submitted.

This includes several so-called “live/work” units that make it easier for tenants to work from home. The rental rates for these units are not yet known.



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Tenants are expected to be a mix of empty nesters who want to live downtown and young professionals, according to Commonwealth’s Steve Middleton.

Students are not the project’s target audience, he said.

“These are purely luxury accommodations,” Middleton said.

The company has already developed three projects in Colombia, including the Vista Commons development just off Gervais Street.



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On Main Street, the development, plans call for a pool, fitness center, bike shop, pet spa and coworking space in the three-story, 331,000 square foot building, as well as a 360 car parking and rooftop access.

Commonwealth is still working with the SC Department of Transportation to reach an agreement on the movement of the new complex. The agency requested that the site have only one direct connection to Main Street, he said.