Thirty years ago Columbia embarked on its most ambitious re-development effort ever – seeking to renew and rehabilitate a long neglected city warehouse district located near the downtown urban core. These efforts paid off and many small businesses have turned the Vista into a vibrant area of retail shopping, restaurants and entertainment.  The Vista is Columbia’s premier redevelopment success story.

SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce will host a public forum Thursday, August 22, 9-11 AM at the Hilton Columbia Center Hotel. This forum will explore the history of the Vista redevelopment, examine the City of Charleston’s ongoing renewal efforts, and discuss steps forward for continuing the development of the Columbia’s Vista.
The event is free and open to the public, although advance registration is suggested.
Featured Guests:
  • Tim Keane, Director of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability for the City of Charleston
  • Fred Delk, current Executive Director of the Columbia Development Corporation
  • John Fellows, Planning Administrator for the City of Columbia
  • Rosie MacFarlane Craig, developer and owner of two historic Vista properties
Moderator: Frank Knapp, Jr., President & CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
To register for the Symposium send an email to sbchamber@scsbc.org.
For More information, contact Frank Knapp at 803-252-5733.
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