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Estates Partners with the City of West Columbia for an Engaging Mixed-Use River Community

BROOKLAND: CELEBRATING HISTORY, THE FUTURE, ARTISANS, & LIFE BY THE RIVER

COLUMBIA, SC – (Monday July 6, 2015) – Estates & Companies, a leader in cutting edge communities throughout the Southeast, announced plans for a vibrant, mixed-use community potentially to include multi-family residences for sale and for rent, specialty stores, galleries, cafes and eateries, office, and community spaces. This highly crafted community, to be known as Brookland, will become a cornerstone for the future providing a gateway for the City of West Columbia and the Midlands.

“The excitement of bringing Brookland back through a public-private partnership with Estates to build a landmark river community and destination will catapult the City of West Columbia into a new era” says Jenni Cunningham, West Columbia’s City Administrator. The partnership will help revive an area that is in need of development and serve as a catalyst to surrounding development. Building off of the momentum from renovations over the past several years along State Street with the addition of local businesses including Terra, Café Strudel, @116, Gallery West, and the newest addition of Frame of Mind.brookland 1

The design will unite the river amenity and the local village for an irreplaceable urban community. Brookland’s design will provide intuitive, way-finding pedestrian and pedal friendly public paths and pocket parks connecting the Riverwalk to the burgeoning State Street dining and retail scene. Further promoting a strong sense of connectivity to some of the Midlands greatest assets from the State Capital, to the Vista, the South Carolina State Museum, Edventure, and more. An abundance of parking will further enhance the connectivity by providing a multi-level public and private parking garage for Riverwalk goers, State Street shoppers and diners, and residents and visitors alike of the Brookland community.

Atop the parking will be a public plaza that will provide pedestrian connectivity to State Street showcasing vistas to the Columbia skyline. It will be designed to emulate a new urban piazza rooted in European style where citizens and Brookland residents alike may enjoy an evening of alfresco dining, a gathering of friends, or a simple cup of coffee. The plans were crafted to provide retailers and residences with the best views in Columbia from the river to the skyline. This West Village area will be called home to a community of businesses, shops, eateries, artisans, and more to create a place that truly emulates the new urban life- style of live, work, and play.

Brookland’s thoroughly crafted plan provides numerous opportunities for all lifestyles all beginning with embracing the River. Matt Mundy of Estates believes that “The beautiful Congaree River is one of the Midlands greatest natural resources and amenities. To build an inspiring community that celebrates the

river will create a catalyst for a gateway to our Cities.” Estates and the City of West Columbia’s collaboration have led to the creation of a well-designed community that will pay ode to the history while planning for the future.

About Estates & Companies

Founded in 1988, Estates &Companies has experienced phenomenal growth in real estate development, investment, and property management, including multifamily apartment communities, office, retail, and luxury condominium residences. Currently, Estates owns and manages more than 2,000 units in the Southeast.

Estates & Companies has received numerous awards, including the distinguished “Best of Columbia” for 42 Magnolia for 18 years straight years and Multi-Housing News’ Excellence Award for the Best New Development. Estates is a member of Multi-Housing World, the Institutes of Real Estate Management, the National Association of Homebuilders, the Community Association Institutes, the Urban Land Institute, the National Apartment Association and the National Multi-Housing Council.

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