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Developer plans 198-unit apartment complex near Williams-Brice

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Staff Report
Published Feb. 16, 2016

A Georgia developer has announced plans for a 198-unit apartment complex located on nearly 26 acres adjacent to Gamecock Park near Williams-Brice Stadium.

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The Wildwood Columbia apartment complex will be on National Guard Road and near the USC Indoor Practice Facility. (Image/Provided)
“We love the Columbia market,” said David Mulkey, CEO of Dovetail Development of Athens, Ga. “I wanted to bring online a new development, and I found a terrific parcel not far from the heart of the campus. It has only gotten more outstanding since I bought it.”

Since the company closed on the site, the university has announced plans for the training facility to the north, its football offices to the west and the intramural park to the south.

The 792-bed, 17-building project will have a pool, clubhouse and courts for volleyball and basketball as well as outdoor televisions by the “resort pavilion” that contains ping pong, billiards and foosball.

Plans include 18 two-bedroom units that rent for $740 per bedroom monthly, 72 three-bedroom units that will rent for $695 per bedroom monthly, and 108 four-bedroom units that will rent for $650 per bedroom monthly. Flats will be on the first floor while townhouses will take the second and third floors in each building, the developer said.

Called Wildwood Columbia, the apartment project is bounded by Gamecock Park, the USC indoor practice facility, practice fields, National Guard Road, South Stadium Road and future intramural fields.

No cost figure for the project was announced. However, the company said in January 2015 it sold a similar complex on Shop Road that it had developed in 2008 for $70 million.

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