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FLOW Townhomes Phase I
Purchased riverfront property from the City requiring environmental cleanup. The area was previously known as a dump site with geotech and environmental issues. Studies were conducted to investigate and verify the status of the land. After completing the cleanup of the site, the plan moved to develop a Seattle-style living experience of modern townhomes ranging from $400k to $550k and concluded with a $6.0 million dollar sellout. Nichia USA used this project as a case study.
2013 - 2014
Originally bleak low-income housing without any neighboring structures. Noma Flats has been transformed into renovated market-rate apartments. The 34 commercial apartment redevelopment was 100% leased and sold within one year post-development with a 50% value increase. The neighborhood is now a growing area with new retail business and has adopted the name Noma District.
Park Street Lofts
The old downtown neighborhood store developed into three modern townhome lofts in Historic Elmwood Park. These lofts started out as one building and were on one piece of land. Coming out of the Great Recession, JAMS + STARK redesigned and developed the area into a creative way for zoning to define and create value. The development was approved as townhomes and thus was approved for fee simple deeds which made it easier for financing and resulted in a full sell-out before completion.
Meeting St. Office Lofts
Previously West Columbia’s bus station, the project was fully renovated into office space with coworking space, and warehouse and wholesale distribution facilities. The Art Deco Building has created a face lift to the WeCo river district.
731 Meeting St
On the high traffic corner of Meeting St. and 9th St., an old, abandoned appliance center was purchased and revamped into an industrial retail center of salon and studio space. The development included instilling a new storefront and complete mechanical restoration. This project yielded a high value increase and served as a gateway to the WeCo River District, further driving the growth of retail in the region which now houses WeCo Biergarten and Savage Craft.
2005 - 2008
City Club Townhomes
Prior to development, the land was deserted as the old State Budget Control building and ESSO Oil company. Through collaboration with the State of South Carolina, developers were tasked with creating value in Columbia’s downtown Vista and Columbia River Front. After three years of development, the project accumulated $18.0M in pre-sales with a sell-out of $27.0M. The area continues to prosper due to City Club serving as a catalyst in the region as retailers such as Girl Scout Cookies and Fresh Poke developed locations. The property was developed into eight historical condos and twenty-seven high-end townhomes.
831 Meeting St
Developed a small bungalow office cottage into a modern electric office in the up-and-coming West Columbia River District. This development catalyzed the office development movement of West Columbia.
Prior to development, the area lacked for market retail tenants and the atmosphere to draw in a large base of consumers. Within two years of acquiring the space, the team doubled rents and rental value, and brought in additional retailers and national chains such as Salsarita’s.
2003 - 2005
Congaree Park on the River
Prior to construction, the land at Congaree Park laid undeveloped along the riverfront. Through a $10 million dollar development of 53 homesites and construction of a roadway system, the then-developed land was sold in individual lots to private homeowners. Upon completion, these homesites were the highest-priced land in all of Metro Columbia.
Ducati and Vespa Cafe in Vista
Developed retail Ducati and Vespa store in the Vista. This development was the first of its kind in the Southeast and gained national recognition by Ducati NA for per capita sales and marketing. This space was featured in the Chicago tribune.
First Retail in the Vista
The first business development on a closed and desolate street in the Vista, which now houses Chipotle, Back Packer, and many others. This development served as a catalyst for business synergy and growth, and once the Lady Street Bridge opened businesses such as Renaissance Plaza Condos and M Vista Restaurant relocated nearby.
Office on Elmwood Renovation
Office on Elmwood Renovation “Renovated first office building on Elmwood Ave. which became the Verve and Eat More Tee’s building at Elmwood and Gadsden St. Sublet one of the spaces and doubled the lease value.
The initial development purchased and doubled investment value in an urban house renovation in Historic Elmwood Park.