BullStreet District announces new apartment community

Work has begun on Bennet at BullStreet, a 280,000 sqft community with 269 residences. The new, luxury apartment community will bring more than 500 residents to the BullStreet District. The anticipated opening for Bennet at BullStreet is 2023.

Bennet at BullStreet will offer studio, one, two and three-bedroom units ranging from 550 to 1,600 sqft. With more than 10,000 sqft of interior amenities, Bennet at BullStreet will include a pet spa, a rooftop deck, a clubhouse and resident lounge, a fitness center — with separate yoga and spin areas — and dedicated co-working spaces.

Outside, Bennet at BullStreet residents will enjoy a pool courtyard area of almost half an acre of programmed amenities, including a resort-style saltwater pool, sun decks, a heated spa, private cabanas, grilling areas, gaming and gathering spaces, and a covered entertainment pavilion. The community will have two additional resident courtyards and two dedicated dog parks.

The developer of Bennet at BullStreet is Proffitt Dixon Partners of Charlotte, NC, a multifamily investment and development firm that specializes in apartment communities in the Southeast, particularly North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

“The Hughes Development Corporation team’s talent and dedication to placemaking is remarkable,” said Stuart Proffitt, founding partner of Proffitt Dixon Partners. “We’re excited to be a part of bringing their transformative vision to life. Our goal for Bennet at BullStreet is to deliver the highest level of rentable living in Columbia- on par with urban projects we’ve recently delivered in other Southeast growth markets. We’re thrilled to now be underway with construction.”

The 45,000 sqft ground floor will be retail space, targeting experiential retailers and restaurants to complement REI, Starbucks and the future Iron Hill Brewery, all located a short walk from the future Bennet residences. The high-density spaces planned for Bennet at BullStreet fit in with the new urbanist vision of a walkable, vibrant district for BullStreet.

Hughes Development Corporation, the master developer of the BullStreet District, will own and operate the retail space.

“We have toured Proffitt Dixon projects across the Southeast and are excited that they have chosen to do their next great project in the BullStreet District,” said Robert Hughes, president of Hughes Development Corporation. “These units will bring over 500 new residents to BullStreet, all of whom will enjoy the recently opened Page Ellington Park, Fireflies games and the growing mix of retail and restaurant tenants who call BullStreet home.”

The project also includes a 350-space parking garage, which is being constructed in addition to the two parking garages already underway in the district. At the completion of these projects, BullStreet will have built more than 1,300 structured parking spaces and have more than 1,100 surface parking spaces available for workers, residents and visitors.

The complex will be located between Boyce Street, home to Segra Park and the 109,000 sqft First Base Building, and Pickens Street, home to the new 79,000 sqft cross-laminated timber office and a retail building currently under construction.

Seven years into a 20-year development timeline, the 181-acre BullStreet District is one of the largest downtown mixed-use real estate projects in the nation and is South Carolina’s first urban gigabit community, just one mile from the State House in downtown Columbia. Learn more at www.bullstreetsc.com.