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Old 05-11-2016, 08:15 AM
 
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New wine bar to open in the 1600 block of Main St.

http://www.free-times.com/news/new-b...uilding-051116
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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New wine bar to open in the 1600 block of Main St.

http://www.free-times.com/news/new-b...uilding-051116
That's great news! Columbia needs more wine bars, and this one sounds like it will not disappoint.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:53 PM
 
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Not sure if this is CBD or Vista, but the developer has reworked the $70 million 15 story apartment building on Assembly street.

Chicago developer revises plan for $70 million apartment tower on Assembly Street | The State
After thinking about this development, I started thinking about all the current apartments that are going up downtown. I made this map showing the recently completed (green), in construction (yellow), and proposed/pre-construction buildings (red). I apologize if there are any errors or proposals I have forgoten to include. I also didn't include Bull Street due to the complexity of the project.



There is no doubt that even if you exclude student specific developments, Columbia is seeing a big increase in apartment construction downtown!
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Well, my husband says the new design beats the first one, and that "it looks like it's a step above those "stack-able, cardboard-style student apartments."

Columbia Regional Business Report | Columbia, SC
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Well, my husband says the new design beats the first one, and that "it looks like it's a step above those "stack-able, cardboard-style student apartments."

Columbia Regional Business Report | Columbia, SC
I'm not in love with the new design, but my desire to see a development of this nature in that location outweighs any aesthetic reservations I may have. I say build it.
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Unless it looks better on the skyline than the First Union building at Main and Hampton and the building at Main and Washington (as glass-boxy as they are) when looking at downtown from the west, I wouldn't wish for it to block the view of those two buildings. And it will make the Hub appear shorter from that vantage point if it doesn't completely block it, because it will be one block closer.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Unless it looks better on the skyline than the First Union building at Main and Hampton and the building at Main and Washington (as glass-boxy as they are) when looking at downtown from the west, I wouldn't wish for it to block the view of those two buildings. And it will make the Hub appear shorter from that vantage point if it doesn't completely block it, because it will be one block closer.
Do you not think the added density and new residents would outweigh those concerns?
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Do you not think the added density and new residents would outweigh those concerns?
To me it shouldn't be an either or situation. I would want a good-looking building, better-looking than what it would be blocking, and the density and new residents.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I just wish it had some interesting architectural features. It is better than a mostly vacant lot and will add more people living downtown, but I'd like it all.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:41 PM
 
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Does anyone else think the parking situation is the bigger problem?

609 beds and 151 cars, 97 scooters and 160 bicycles?
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