The Brookland Project recap in Columbia, SC


Brookland development in West Columbia | photo provided by Estates & Companies

The 14,500-19,000 sqft mixed-use development project sits on the corner of Meeting and State Streets across the street from the Congaree River — what we know today as West Columbia. This area of town used to be called Brookland before becoming West Columbia on April 21, 1938. This $40+ million dollar development coined as “Bringing Brookland Back” attempts to do just that.

But that’s going too far back. Let’s skip ahead a few years to 2015.


In 2015, the City of West Columbia sold the land to developer Estates & Companies. The developer wanted to use this space for residential, retail, and restaurant development.


Tues., January 24, 2017, Estates & Companies hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Brookland Project and called it the cornerstone of the future that fosters live, work, and play while bridging the gap between the Vista, State Street, and the riverwalk.

On top of the residential, retail, and restaurant, concept, the plan also included public parking, parks, and a plaza with skyline views for social events.

So what’s happened between 2017 and now?


Brookland Site Plan | credit: Seamon Whiteside | all renderings for illustration only + subject to change

The better question is what hasn’t happened. The full project is broken up into four major buildings:

1️⃣ Building one

This is where Brookland one + two-bedroom luxury apartments + The Black Roosterwhich is local restaurateur Kristian Niemi’s latest French-influenced restaurant with a rooftop bar — are located.

2️⃣ Building two

This portion of the development is solely dedicated to residential living. Here you’ll find more one to two-bedroom units that overlook a saltwater pool + other outdoor amenities (like grills and courtyards.)

3️⃣ Building three

The business center of Brookland. The building encompasses the development’s coworking area, fitness center, and retail spaces, where the WRKT and Gentleman’s Quarters are located. Did we mention extra public parking too?

4️⃣ Building four

This is the final phase of this large West Columbia development. Once completed — possibly by October of this year 4West Apartments will bring 52 residential units + about 15,000 sqft of commercial space. Announced just this week, Another Broken Egg Café will be the first tenant and occupy almost 4,000 sqft of the new space in 2023.

Interested in learning more? Check out the full project and website here.