Cason Development Group plans mixed-use along Forest Drive

July 28, 2020

Cason Development Group is planning a mixed-used commercial and residential project for the corner of Forest and Brentwood drives in the City of Forest Acres.

The project includes two commercial buildings totaling up to 15,000 square feet with 11 townhomes of 1,500-2,500 square feet each. The commercial buildings are expected to attract boutique retail, office and medical office users.  The townhomes are expected to be priced in the $400s targeting empty nesters and young professionals looking for a quiet neighborhood in close proximity to the ever-improving Forest Acres retail corridor.

Cason Development Group is working with Wilson Co., a local infill residential developer on the mixed-use project.  Garvin Design Group and Landplan Group South will be the architect and engineer for the project.

“We are excited about the opportunity to bring this unique mixed-use project to the Forest Acres community,” said Frank Cason, president of Cason Development Group. “Our team has put in a lot of effort on this project over the last 18 months.  We are thankful that Forest Acres Council members saw the vision for our desire to transform this corner on Forest Drive.  Our team had many conversations and a lot of input from neighbors and stakeholders in the community, and we look forward to getting this project out of the ground.”

Forest Acres City Council has approved the project and Cason hopes construction can start later this year. Access to the development will be through a single driveway off Brentwood Drive, and a planted buffer and a brick wall will separate the project from the residential properties along Greenhill Road.

The development will replace several older rundown multifamily properties currently on the site.


About Cason Development Group

Cason Development Group is a commercial real estate development firm located in Columbia, South Carolina, focused on projects in the Columbia area as well as tenant-focused development outside Columbia.