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Apartments in former SC BullStreet mental hospital could be ready for residents in 2 years

Post and Courier shared the news about the historic Babcock Building’s new renovations:

“COLUMBIA — After years of wrestling with the historic building’s special challenges, developers soon will begin work on converting the Babcock building, the centerpiece of the BullStreet District’s mental health campus next to downtown Columbia, into more than 200 apartments.

Work on the rambling structure once called the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum will be done in phases, the historic renovation firm leading the project, Clachan Properties of Richmond, Va., said Monday.

Babcock Building

The first two phases of the building known for its iconic red cupolaare projected to be open for occupancy in the second half of 2021, with other stages to follow until all 146,000 square feet of renovated interior space is completed with 208 apartments. The forecast for completion is late 2022, leaders of the company told the city’s Bull Street Commission.”

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