Description: The art deco-style building was designed by Northup and O’Brien architectural firm. It has been approved for the National Register of Historic Places. The project will be a $9 million redevelopment of a former office building into 54 market-rate residential apartments — with rents less than $800 a month — and 7,000 square feet of business space on the first level of the 49,000 square-foot building. The apartments on the upper floors with a Brazilian Steakhouse on the ground floor with an additional restaurant space in the basement. <br /><br /> http://www.usdevelopment.us/index.html<br /> <br />
History: Historic records show that Thomas Pepper purchased what was then the Phoenix Hotel in 1926, then demolished the space and built what is reportedly the first art deco office building in the state. Through the years, the building has housed several offices and the Sir Winston restaurant.<br /><br />Here's a history of the site, courtesy of WFDD<br /><br />http://wfdd.org/post/pepper-building
Type: Mixed Use
Construction Start: August 2013
General Contractor: McCrory Construction Co.
Developer: Mike Coe and U.S. Development of Columbia SC