Construction to begin Columbia’s newest student housing project in summer

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Construction will start this summer on Columbia’s newest student housing project, expected to bring 640 students to a key downtown intersection, reports The State.

Park 7 Group has finalized its purchase of four acres of a vacant lot at the corner of Blossom and Huger streets, according to CBRE|Columbia, which brokered the deal.

The company plans to build a 237-unit, five-story apartment complex. It is expected to open in the spring of 2016 and will include an attached parking garage, as well as a swimming pool, fitness center and other amenities.

Developers originally wanted to open the complex in the fall of 2015, but delayed the opening by about six months. Several other complexes also are planned for the area, opening at various times between this fall and fall of 2016.

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