Oct
09

Future of Cotton Warehouse Still Being Debated

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The fight over what to do about an aging warehouse on a site eyed for private student housing near USC has heated up again.

Opposing groups will meet this week at a city planning meeting to discuss the fate of the Palmetto Compress building, listed in the National Historic Register.

The building, at Blossom and Pulaski streets near the university’s fledgling Innovista campus, has been at the center of a dispute involving property owners and preservationists since August. That’s when Mayor Steve Benjamin asked city planners and City Council to have the structure designated a Columbia landmark.

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