A Charleston, S.C., construction company is planning to build a senior living community on Furys Ferry Road.
Bennett Hofford, the owner of Bennett Hofford Construction, is seeking new zoning for 40 acres at 309 Furys Ferry Road for Indigo Hall, a complex involving an assisted care facility, independent living cottages and possibly a nursing home.
Hofford told the Columbia County Planning Commission that the development would likely employ more than 100 people.
The land between the Westhampton and Brookfield subdivisions is currently zoned for residential. County leaders would have to change it to special use for a retirement community, which the planning commission recommended Thursday.
Hofford said the project would not begin until 2016, after a permitting process.
The first phase would be the assisted living, memory care facility at the rear of the property. Hofford said all the buildings would likely be single story.
In total, there would be about 360 units for rent.