Plans for large residential/commercial community in North Columbia announced Thursday

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin at Thursday’s press conference (City of Columbia Photo.)

A 70-to-80-acre residential and commercial community is being planned at a site off of Columbia’s North Main Street, near I-20.  The new project is named Azurest at Heritage Creek.

Azurest at Heritage Creek will include many types of homes and townhouses, a senior living facility, a grocery/hardware store, a walking trail, a hotel, boutique shops, business offices, casual dining and fast-food restaurants, medical clinics, a school, and a club house, among other features.

An official unveiling of the project’s plans was held at Greenview Plaza, Thursday. The plan includes the development of property held in trust by the prominently-known and civic-minded Monteith family.

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin told a gathering at the on-site press conference that the timing is just right for the project. Construction is expected to begin in 2018.

The Eau Claire Development Corporation and WAT Properties, a private developer, are collaborating on the development.



Plan diagram (click to enlarge)