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Farmers Market, assisted living, and more coming to Congaree Pointe

A new initiative at Congaree Pointe, promises to transform Columbia with a diverse array of amenities, including a farmers market, affordable senior living, and more.

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The red pin on the map is where the announced Bluff/Atlas Road Improvement Project will be developed. | Photo via Google Maps.

The Columbia Empowerment Zone, Inc. (CEZ), along with state, county, and city officials, announced a Bluff/Atlas Road Improvement Project, near Williams-Brice Stadium.

The initiative aims to revitalize a historically neglected corridor, hoping to address residents limited access to fresh food and healthcare.

Development features

  • A marketplace — Market at Congaree Station — nurturing food service and artisan entrepreneurs, alongside a farmers market
  • Event + green spaces
  • Affordable assisted living facilities
  • A federally qualified health center and government services facilities (like sheriff’s substation + magistrate’s office)


The Post and Courier reported that construction on the 23-acre project will begin soon and officials anticipate completing construction by late 2025, although the development of the assisted living facilities will likely require additional time.

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