Public hearing set to rezone State and Meeting property for “Brookland”
A public hearing is scheduled for the rezoning of the high-profile property at State at Meeting streets in West Columbia.
West Columbia City Council and the Planning Commission will meet at city hall at 6 p.m. on Aug. 24 to consider rezoning.
The 4-plus acres is currently zoned C-1 and C-2, Intensive Commercial and General Commercial. The request is to rezone it Planned Urban Development-Commercial (PUD-C.)
The Estates Companies released its plans for the parcel earlier this year.
The name of the 400,000-sq.-ft. development will be Brookland. Brookland will celebrate the river and “pay ode to the history while planning for the future,” according to an Estates press release.
The plans for the land include a four-building complex with residential units (for sale and for lease) specialty stores, galleries and restaurants. There will also be office, and common spaces.
The plan includes “a multi-level public and private parking garage for Riverwalk (traffic,) State Street shoppers and diners, and residents and visitors alike,” according to the press release.
There will be a public plaza at the top of the parking facility to provide a view of the Columbia skyline. The community “will become a cornerstone for the future providing a gateway for the City of West Columbia and the Midlands,” according to information distributed when development plans were announced.
Matt Mundy, a representative for the Estates Companies, aid the development “will unite the river amenity and the local village for an irreplaceable urban community.”