Downtown and north Columbia might soon get a big boost as work has begun on a 20-acre park at BullStreet that supporters say will raise the area’s property values and quality of life.
The public park also will build momentum for BullStreet, the effort to redevelop the 181-acre former S.C. State Hospital campus.
Workers this week began moving dirt for BullStreet Park, which will become Columbia’s 7thlargest city park.
Along with a mostly taxpayer-funded $37 million minor league baseball stadium, the new park will be a centerpiece of the campus’ redevelopment, planned to include thousands of stores, homes and offices.
Read more from this cover story by Jeff Wilkinson in The State newspaper from Oct. 20, 2017: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article179846741.html