Bull Street: Construction to begin soon on city within city

Greenville developer Bob Hughes speaks out for the first time about his plans for the Bull Street property. Hughes stands in front of a wall of possible concept sketches for the property.

Bob Hughes

Top News, The State Newspaper | July 18

GREENVILLE — A landmark redevelopment of the old State Hospital campus along Bull Street in Columbia could begin as soon as this fall, Greenville developer Bob Hughes told The State in his first public comments on the project in nearly three years.

The Bull Street sale – a decade in the making – is considered to be the largest and most significant land deal in modern Columbia history, promising to transform the downtown area with thousands of homes, stores and offices.

Hughes said he withheld public comment on his plans because he didn’t want to affect the negotiation of a development agreement with the city, which was approved by Columbia City Council on July 9.

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