Landmark Properties Acquires 67-Acre Site for Cottage-Style Student Housing Community in Columbia, South Carolina

by Jeff Shaw

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Landmark Properties has acquired a 67-acre development site located near the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia. Landmark plans to construct an 826-bed cottage-style student housing community at the site.

The community will offer fully furnished units in two- through six-bedroom floor plans. Landmark will begin construction imminently and plans to deliver the project in August 2026. 

Units will be wired for high-speed internet and will feature hardwood-style laminate floors, quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances and full-sized washers and dryers.

Community amenities will include an outdoor pool complex with a sun deck, cabanas, hammocks, a Jumbotron and outdoor grilling stations; a sand volleyball court; sports simulator; fire pits; a 24-hour fitness center; study spaces; and a computer lab. Residents will also have access to a complimentary shuttle service for commuting to and from the University of South Carolina campus and downtown Columbia.

Landmark Cottage Construction, the company’s in-house general contractor, will manage construction of the project.

The development site is situated at 1050 Idlewild Blvd., less than a mile from the university’s Williams-Brice football stadium. The site is located adjacent to a parcel earmarked for the University of South Carolina’s stadium project, a $1 billion modernization initiative set to repurpose more than 800 acres west of the stadium for commercial and entertainment uses.

“Strong enrollment growth at the University of South Carolina has led to a surge in demand for quality housing options proximate to campus,” says Wes Rogers, CEO of Landmark Properties. “We’re excited to begin another development in the Columbia market and feel that our cottage-style community will offer students a spacious and amenity-rich housing solution while remaining close to campus.”

Landmark is an Athens, Georgia-based firm specializing in the acquisition, development and management of student and multifamily communities. The company’s portfolio currently consists of more than 115 residential communities, with 72,000 beds under management.

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