Landmark Properties Acquires 67-Acre Site Near University of South Carolina for Cottage-Style Development

by Katie Sloan

Columbia, S.C. — Landmark Properties has acquired a 67-acre development site at 1050 Idlewild Blvd. near the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia. The property is located less than a mile from the university’s Williams-Brice football stadium and adjacent to a parcel earmaked by the institution for its “Stadium Project,” a $1 billion modernization initiative is set transform over 800 acres west of the stadium for commercial and entertainment uses.

Landmark plans to break ground imminently on an 826-bed cottage-style community at the site, which is targeting completion in August 2026. The community will offer fully furnished units in two- through six-bedroom configurations. Shared amenities will include a resort-style outdoor swimming pool complex with a sun deck, cabanas, hammocks, a Jumbotron and outdoor grilling stations; sand volleyball court; sports simulator; fire pits; a 24-hour fitness center; study spaces; and a computer lab. Landmark Cottage Construction, the company’s in-house general contractor, will manage construction of the project.  

“Strong enrollment growth at the University of South Carolina has led to a surge in demand for quality housing options proximate to campus,” says President and CEO Wes Rogers. “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.” 

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