Sep
16

Developer Cancels Plans for 15-Story Student Housing

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Cancelled_stampA Memphis, Tenn., developer’s plan to build a 15-story student dorm one block from the University of South Carolina is no more.

EdR has moved on from its attempts to enter the Columbia market, Josh Speed of Newmark Grubb Wilson Kibler said Tuesday. EdR’s project had been opposed by USC since it first debuted this summer, as school officials said the building would cast a shadow over the nearby historic Horseshoe. “That deal is no longer,” Speed said. “However, the Sandy’s property is now listed and available.”

Neither EdR nor USC could be reached for comment. The now-dead project was planned for the corner of Main and College streets, where the Sandy’s restaurant and Baptist Collegiate Ministries are located.

Developers received project approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals in June but the plan has been in limbo with the Design-Development Review Commission ever since. The commission postponed planned meetings in July and August in order to meet with university officials, and also with board members at a pair of subcommittee meetings to address concerns over the project.

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