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.
- 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