Sep
15

Two Notch Corridor Has Seen High And Low Points in Commercial Development

By

September 14, 2008

By Adam Beam, Clif LeBlanc and Dawn Hinshaw – The State

The future of Two Notch Road represents the future of Columbia — and plenty of people are working hard to ensure that future is a healthy one.

Two Notch, also known as U.S. 1, is Richland County’s backbone.

In town, the road’s success lies in reversing decades of creeping blight.

Farther out, Two Notch is part affluent and desirable — think the Spring Valley subdivision — and part vacant shopping centers.

Where the road leaves Northeast Richland, shopping meccas have joined dozens of new subdivisions. There, success is easier, newer and shiny. But the area’s already thinking about how to sustain its success and ward off the blight that has come before it.

“For somebody that is a student of urban sprawl,” said Bill Simpson, a lifelong Columbia-area resident, “Two Notch Road would be a pretty good case study.”

Taylor Street to Columbia Place mall

Columbia leaders’ plan to rebuild the beginning of Two Notch Road one neighborhood at a time has been taking shape over the past decade.

The plan involves buying rundown property and transforming it into affordable housing, with the hope that commercial development will follow

ARTICLE SHORTENED DUE TO LENGTH….

LINK TO ARTICLE HERE:

http://www.thestate.com/local/story/523826.html

Be Sociable, Share!
    Categories : Columbia

    Comments are closed.