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Proposed 15-story Assembly Street apartment complex takes next step

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The Columbia Design/Development Review Commission will consider a proposal for a 15-story, 305-unit multi-family apartment building at Assembly and Washington streets during its Thursday meeting.

The complex, called The Edge, would be located at 1401 Assembly St., next to the Richland County Public Library, and replace an existing parking lot and beauty salon.

An artist rendering of The Edge, the proposed 15-story apartment building at 1401 Assembly St.Clayco Realty Group, a full-service design-build real estate developer with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis and California, submitted an informal proposal to the commission in May for feedback. Staff recommended preliminary approval for the site plan with some noted conditions, including a request for details about street lighting and a vehicular, pedestrian and cyclist traffic study.

A request for design certificate approval also resulted in a list of conditions to be addressed, including a recessing of a proposed amenity deck trellis so it is not visible from the street and more detailed information about the north façade of the building, which will be adjacent to the library plaza.  

The Edge, approximately 355,000 square feet, would consist of 69 three-bedroom apartments, 180 two-bedroom apartments, 42 one-bedroom apartments, 14 studio apartments and a parking garage. One hundred fifty-one of the required parking spaces would be in the garage, with another 183 on the street. Clayco has applied to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance for the remaining 259 spaces.

View the design proposal and the site plan at the DDRC website.  

Contact Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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