Jan
16

Graves Under Rosewood K-Mart Redevelopment Site?

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The company developing Rosewood Crossing on the site of the old Kmart on Devine Street says construction will start in 30 to 60 days.

“The original Kmart was build 1962, 1963,” said Michael Trinkley with the Chicora Foundation. Trinkley has done research on the site and sent letters to Richland County after he says there’s evidence grave sites are under the pavement.

“We’ve identified oral history from African American’s in the community talking about the Hampton Plantation burial ground being on this location, being under the parking lot itself,” Trinkley said.

Rosewood Crossing will be anchored by three national retailers Marshalls, Michaels and Petsmart along with a number of smaller brands. Developer Bright Meyers paid Sailors Engineering Associates to do a geotechnical investigation of the site.

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