“Big dreams can lead to big things. We have to think like that as a community,” Graeme Moore, owner of Columbia-based The Moore Company.
The Moore Company is thrilled to announce the first for-sale residential project at BullStreet, Columbia’s largest urban redevelopment community, conveniently located within one mile of the S.C. State House and USC. Coined TownPark at BullStreet, the development will consist of 28 sleek, modern town homes, each with its own garage and rooftop terrace, as well as a private park.
The Terranova Group, a Greenville, S.C.-based housing developer with extensive experience in residential development, chose The Moore Company to be the exclusive listing and marketing agency for TownPark at BullStreet.
The 28 town homes for sale will consist of two- and three-story floor plans with prices ranging from $300,000 to $400,000. The aesthetic is classic-meets-modern with a brick
exterior and contemporary, higher-end finishes. While that price tag might seem steep in comparison to similar sized units in close-by suburbs, Moore believes TownPark is an attractive buy for the current market:
“It’s not super top-end, some of these projects around town are five, six hundred thousand dollars. We’re trying to offer a product that’s a little more reasonable in the 300, 400 (dollar) range. That seems to be a price range that’s needed and people can afford right now in Columbia.”
The Moore Company is currently accepting reservations for TownPark at BullStreet, and developers are offering pre-construction discounts of up to $25,000. He said The Moore Company has already secured a couple reservations and has received several more inquiries since news broke earlier this morning.
“The Columbia area is experiencing a strong residential real estate market with low inventory,” says Moore. “Along with The Terranova Group and Hughes Development, we have created a new product in-town where demand is high and supply is low. There’s a need for new housing, updated housing, and I think this is part of the puzzle missing in Columbia right now. TownPark at BullStreet will help to fill the void.”
“More than ever, people want to live in a walkable, urban environment where restaurants, shopping and entertainment are a short walk away,” says Moore. “As BullStreet develops, there won’t be a better place to enjoy in-town living.”
When asked about Moore’s impression of the city’s involvement in BullStreet, he responded that he feels the city has been overwhelmingly supportive. He thinks it’s important for the public to continue to stay engaged with the development:
“I think there are a lot of naysayers, well not a lot. Those negative voices sometimes seem to be louder than the positive voices but I think by and large people want this to work. And we as a community and as a city need to want this to work, and we need to be positive about it. It can do nothing but help our city.”
As a matter of simple supply and demand, he believes BullStreet will be a boost to the region as the social and physical landscape evolves:
“We have a million and a half people heading our way in the next couple of decades and they have to live somewhere, they have to shop somewhere, they have to work somewhere. I think BullStreet is that place.”
He also believes it boasts an aesthetic and pragmatic appeal that is attractive to outsiders:
“I’m in real estate, we bring people in from out of town all the time. They want to know what’s going on in Columbia, where the investments are being made. Where are you going as a community, how you are growing. And BullStreet is always on my list. We always ride through there and people respond really well to it. They like the idea of the urban epicenter.”
An entirely new downtown district conveniently located within one mile of I-126 and I-277, the 181-acre BullStreet neighborhood is home to Spirit Communications Park, awarded 2016 Ballpark of the Year by BallPark Digest and home to the Columbia Fireflies Minor League Baseball team (and new celebrity team member Tim Tebow). A perk for nearby residents and workers, the ballpark is open from 7am to dark each day (except for game days and events) as a public park with a 1/3-mile walking track around the concourse. Runners make the park a regular stop, and cross-fitters are often seen running the stairs in the stands for exercise.
The BullStreet neighborhood also includes the First Base Building office/retail complex, the largest private office building built in Columbia since 2009. The First Base Building is home to a Founders Federal Credit Union branch and ATM; TCube Solutions, a member of Capgemini Group with hundreds of insurance technology consulting employees moving in later this year; as well as Ogletree Deakins law firm, who coordinates weekly visits from the Midlands’ favorite food trucks, open to the public.
Historic renovations have been completed at the Parker Annex office building as well as the new Bakery at BullStreet building in the growing BullStreet Technology Village, home to the SOCO cowork and event space, where young professionals and innovators enjoy shared office space and social gatherings. Renovations are underway at the historic Ensor Building, where a restaurant and office will locate, and the Central Energy Facility will be the future home of the eclectic, energetic congregation of Downtown Church.
As far as The Moore Company’s willingness to jump at new opportunities to service the BullStreet development, Moore’s answer was “1000% yes”.
“I have a real belief that it’s going to work and that it’s going to continue to develop and I think we want to be in on the front end of this project, so to speak. Even if it doesn’t work out for a few years, we feel like momentum is continuing out there. And I want to be part of it,” says Moore.
More information on TownPark at BullStreet can be found at www.TheMooreCompany.com/BullStreet. According to Moore and a spokesperson from Hughes Development Corporation, groundbreaking for the development is expected in September of this year.
About The Moore Company
Located in Columbia, S.C., The Moore Company is a boutique residential real estate firm delivering superior results for clients while fostering an innovative and inspiring environment for its sales team. The mission of The Moore Company is to deliver an exceptional experience for every client, every time, by stacking its team with the right people who embrace a culture of creativity, cohesiveness, and collaboration. On average, The Moore Company’s agents help clients sell their property 25% quicker than market competitors. Learn more at www.TheMooreCompany.com, and follow @TheMooreCo on Instagram and @TheMooreCompany on Facebook.
About The BullStreet Neighborhood
Located within blocks of Columbia, S.C.’s vibrant downtown neighborhoods, the BullStreet neighborhood is a 181-acre, mixed-use redevelopment of the former South Carolina State Hospital campus, set for completion on a 20-year timeline with an anticipated $1.2 billion annual economic impact. Using a new urbanist, form-based code, master developer Hughes Development Corporation of Greenville, S.C., is working closely with other developers who possess deep domain expertise to create a city-within-a-city, filled with spaces that maintain the integrity of the historic district; mix commercial and residential uses; create a walkable and bicycle-friendly place; provide parks and open space; maximize economic impact and increase the City’s tax base; and connect to the Midlands community. BullStreet contains 125,000+ square feet of commercial/office and retail space and is zoned for up to 3.3 million square feet of commercial use and 3,553 residential units. For more information, visit http://bullstreetsc.com, and follow @BullStreetSC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.