The East Central City Consortium is a public/private partnership charged with redeveloping portions of Columbia’s inner core blighted by socio-economic challenges and stagnant development. The overall objective of this first catalyst project is to propose strategies for new infill mixed use development to inspire a new vision for these underutilized districts with a variety of market-driven housing compatible with the existing adjacent neighborhoods.
The plan seeks to establish a new quality benchmark for neighborhood infrastructure, encouraging pedestrian activity and a healthy, active public realm. The 28.2 acre parcel is located in the Lower Waverly Historic District Community and as such features new housing that responds to the historic context of the area. The plan envisions a quality neighborhood that attracts a variety of new residents, from empty nesters to young professionals and traditional families- in a variety of housing types that are oriented towards the street to create synergy within the community.