NAI Avant, Sumter Partner on $7.5M Historic Rehab Project in Downtown Columbia
COLUMBIA, S.C. — NAI Avant and Sumter LLC are collaborating on a historic $7.5 million rehabilitation project for three vacant buildings in downtown Columbia. The assets are located at 1519 Sumter St. and 1222 and 1224 Taylor St. Once complete, the buildings will provide roughly 23,000 square feet of mixed-use space with 12-foot ceilings, exposed brick, stone work, spiral duct work and large windows. Phase I of the project will be the rehabilitation of 1519 Sumter, a building constructed in 1920 and known locally as the Powell Furniture building. The Boudreaux Group has pre-leased the entire second floor of the building with plans to move in by spring 2017. Phase II will be the renovation of the Taylor Street buildings, which will begin in the first quarter of 2017. NAI Avant and Sumter LLC will use state and federal tax credits for the renovation project. Sumter LLC comprises three entities — Robert Lewis and Chris Rogers of Rogers, Lewis Jackson Mann and Quinn Attorneys at Law; Heather Mitchell and Randy Huth of The Boudreaux Group; and a silent partner. Mashburn Construction will oversee the construction project.