Developer moves ahead on senior living center

A sign promotes the Indigo Hall senior living center planned for a site along Furys Ferry Road. DAMON CLINE/STAFF

A developer of high-end communities in coastal South Carolina is soliciting contractors to build a senior living community off Furys Ferry Road.


Charleston, S.C.-based Indigo Hall Development Co. this week put out bids for an 85-unit complex at 313 Furys Ferry Road. The project, to be called Indigo Hall, has been in the planning phases for the past two years but is nearing final approval of various permits, said company principal Hank Hofford, who also is president of Charleston-based Bennett Hofford Construction.

“All the wheels are turning forward,” he said.

The company expects to break ground on the first of four phases of the project this summer.

Hofford said the facility will be similar to one it developed in Charleston, which offers independent living, assisted living and a memory-care unit.

The facility is situated on 13 acres of a 40-acre tract between the Westhampton and Brookfield subdivisions in Columbia County and would be managed by Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living.

“It’s going to be an A-plus type of facility,” Hofford said. “We already have a waiting list of folks who want to live there.”

Hofford said the entire community should employ more than 100 people.

Bennett Hofford Construction was founded in 1979 and has developed homes, hotels and resorts in coastal South Carolina and the Caribbean.

The company started working on zoning approvals for the project in 2015.

“We thought the location was pretty centrally located in Augusta,” Hofford said.


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