COLUMBIA, SC — A Lowcountry developer wants to put a 294-unit apartment complex with two adjoining stores on the northwest tip of Columbia.
Initial aspects of the project at Lake Murray Boulevard will be reviewed Monday by the city Planning Commission.
MSP Real Estate Holdings is applying for the go-ahead for the project. Efforts to reach officials at the Charleston company were unsuccessful.
City planners want to look at changing some features of the proposal before allowing it to proceed.
The project “largely meets” development requirements but there are questions about whether more sewage disposal facilities are needed, a report to the commission said.
A study also was suggested to determine whether new traffic signals are needed to handle the vehicle flow associated with the complex.
Leaders of the Harbison Community Association approved the complex, slated for a 14.4-acre tract near a city fire station a few blocks east of I-26.
It would be the latest development in the area but the first on a largely empty stretch of Lake Murray Boulevard near Broad River Road.
A pair of sites for unidentified commercial development are on 10 acres adjoining the complex.
The growing area soon will be home to Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge hospital, currently under construction. A new 100-suite Residence Inn opened on the other side of the interstate earlier this year. And two commercial developments – which will bring Smashburger, Zoe’s Kitchen, Marco’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts to the area – are under construction nearby.
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