Archives for the month of: May, 2016


RSVP for the AIAGC May Monthly Membership Meeting & Tour:

The Apartments at Palmetto Compress

Wednesday, May 18 @ 12PM

Board 1

 612 Devine St. Columbia, SC 29201

$5 Presentation, building tour, and lunch @12pm.  Hard hats and closed toe shoes are required. 

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Overview:    The original building was built in two phases in 1918 and 1923, and is 335,500 square feet. There will be an additional 900 square foot pool amenity building on site. There are 197 total units, including (38) 3-bedroom units, (103) 2-bedroom units, and (56) 1-bedrooms units.

Additional overview from the owner’s website:


  • 1-, 2-, & 3-BR apartments available summer 2016
  • Modern kitchens including granite countertops, breakfast bar, and GE stainless steel appliances
  • In-unit washer & dryer
  • High-efficiency, individually controlled A/C and heat
  • Oversized windows with custom solar shades
  • USB/Duplex outlets
  • Select units with private balconies
  • Select units with exposed brick walls and wood ceiling beams


  • Resident pool deck
  • Resident TV lounge with games
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment
  • Multi-use greenway
  • On-site retail
  • On-site parking


  • Steps from University of South Carolina and Downtown Columbia attractions and nightlife
  • Landmark property on the National List of Historic Places


Parking Information:    Parking is EXTREMELY limited. The closest available parking will be near the intersection of Devine and Gadsden Streets (Thirsty Fellow) but these are first-come first-served parallel metered spaces. The nearest parking garage is located on Lincoln Street near Colonial Life Arena. Carpooling and walking are encouraged.  Devine Street will be closed to car traffic adjacent to the site.  Please see the plan below for site access.

Compress Map


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Include your project in a Business Report special section

Help Columbia Regional Business Report highlight the hard work and economic activity happening throughout the Midlands.

The May 23 edition of the Columbia Regional Business Report marks the next issue of Columbia Under Construction, a feature section on architecture, engineering and construction in the Midlands. Columbia Regional Business Report is looking for photos/renderings and descriptions of projects your firm currently has under construction or in development in the Midlands. (This is not advertising — Columbia Regional Business Report puts this section together as an editorial product for our readers.)


To be included:

Please provide the following information with as much detail as possible to with Under Construction in the subject line:

1. Physical address of building, including street address and city.
2. Developer — name and city.
3. Architect or firm — name and city.
4. General contractor — name and city.
5. Engineer or firm — name and city.
6. Estimated completion date.
7. Estimated total cost of project.
8. A description of the project in four to six sentences.

DEADLINE for photos and information is 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5.

*Photos/renderings can be sent via email to as jpg files, with a resolution of 300 dpi or better. The larger the photo, the better (5 inches wide is preferable). Please do not compress your photos to send via email. We can’t use small photos as they don’t reproduce well in the printing process. Also, please do not embed the photos in a Word document; send them as separate files.

NOTE: Columbia Regional Business Report will select the projects and visuals; submission does not guarantee publication.