Growing downtown population drives Vista development

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Growth in the Vista neighborhood is just part of what is happening in the Columbia’s city center. The Columbia Development Corporation puts the anticipated development for 2013-2017 in the city center – which includes the Vista, Main Street, Five Points and the new Commons at Bull Street development – just short of $1 billion.  Read More...

700 condos, apartments coming to downtown Columbia

1441995370-kline-center--web_thumbThe city of Columbia’s Design/Development and Review Commission on Thursday unanimously approved for the final phase of CanalSide Lofts and Kline City Center, two downtown projects representing an estimated $158 million in investment. Read More...

1st phase of Penny program’s Innovista project opens

greene streetThe $10 million project is part of the first major construction to use Richland County’s penny sales tax program, which was designed for transportation improvements. The Greene Street transformation has been in the works for the last decade. Read More...

SC Blues recognize hospitals for quality, affordability of maternity care

The hospitals are the first to receive the Blue Distinction Center and Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designations under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. The program recognizes hospitals for delivering quality specialty care safely and effectively, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community. Read More...

Obama sets aside money in budget for Charleston Harbor dredging project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, is set to receive $21.3 million for several of its major civil works projects, according to President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget. Around $20 million of it will go toward Charleston Harbor and Cooper River maintenance and dredging work.  Read More...


Colliers: Dominion Carolina pays $2.4M for new headquarters

Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission’s new campus off Greystone Boulevard will include a control center, storage yard component, fabrication shop, as well as offices, according to Colliers International. Dominion Carolina expects to begin moving in late June to the Columbia from its temporary base in Cayce. Read More...

VIEWPOINT: All retailers must play on level sales tax field

Lisa McGill page 23Over the past four years, all online retailers’ sales tax exemptions have put brick-and-mortar retailers in South Carolina at an automatic 6% disadvantage that’s almost impossible for a retailer to overcome, says Lisa McGill Sweatman, director of government relations of the South Carolina Retail Association. That advantage expired on Dec. 31 and the association and its member companies celebrate a level playing field. Read More...