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LandTech to build 27-acre community near Irmo

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Staff Report
Published Nov. 18, 2015

Columbia real estate developer LandTech announced today plans for a 27-acre subdivision just outside of Irmo, the company said today.

The community, called Regatta Forest, will feature a collection of 75 residential home sites at the intersection of River and Regatta roads on a large peninsula which extends deep into Lake Murray near the dam. The neighborhood is being developed using Low Impact Development (LID) guidelines, a sustainable, green community developmental concept.

“LID is a new approach to land development and storm water management that helps protect water resources,” said Jim Anderson, head of LandTech construction management. “Its benefits are reduced impacts on wetlands, streams and lakes, enhanced water quality, restoration of ground water systems and preservation of open space.

“With Regatta Forest being so close to Lake Murray, we wanted to utilize LID to minimize the impacts of the development on the lake and simultaneously improve the quality of the storm water and help replenish our valuable ground water system.”

Great Southern Homes and Fortress Builders will be the two builders for the community, with homes slated to be priced from the high $200s. The first homes are expected to be ready for occupancy next summer.

Regatta Forest is within the Irmo Elementary, Irmo Middle and Irmo High school attendance areas. The City of Columbia provides water and sewer service. The property is located adjacent to the historic Saint Michaels Lutheran Church.

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