Council approves contract extension on Capital City Stadium site - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |

Council approves contract extension on Capital City Stadium site

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Columbia City Council approved a 180-day extension on a contract with a company looking to build a retail fixture at the site of Capital City Stadium.

The developer, Bright-Myers, was once rumored to build a Walmart at the location, but the company never confirmed its interest.

"Walmart does not intend to come to the property," said Fred Delk, Executive Director of the Columbia Development Corporation back in December 2012. "Keep in mind that the developer, nor the city, never said it was going to be a Walmart."

With a retail anchor remaining a mystery, the developer still has plans to build a shopping center on the old stadium property on Assembly Street.

The project calls for a total of 774 parking spaces, including a single-level underground parking garage with 209 spaces, and close to 100 spaces for bicycles.

The property will also feature a small green space with a sidewalk, creek, and over 300 trees scattered throughout the development.

Delk said Bright-Meyers has been working with a number of potential anchors for the project from the beginning of its planning.

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow