Foundation Mission Statement

The Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps with the operations of neighborhood groups and associations dedicated to improvement through beautification projects, area sustainability, zero waste endeavors and through contributions to many of the area's non-profits that are making similar efforts to improve the City of Columbia.


Clean & Safe Efforts



  • Continued the execution of an efficient Clean & Safe Program to keep Five Points clean from trash and debris 7-days a week, and to help address aggressive panhandling issues and patron safety
  • Continued efforts to create a safer environment in Five Points by maintaining our neighborhood-wide camera system
  • Implemented a 7-day coverage for both cleaning and security
  • Outfitted the Clean & Safe team with new uniforms
  • Partnered with USC and the City of Columbia to execute the continuation of the Night Transportation Corridor to Five Points

Beautification & Green Efforts



  • Continued beautification efforts with the installation of custom LED/twinkle lights in the trees in the median of the 700 block of Harden Street
  • Started the Centennial mural on the wall of Pecknel in partnership with One Columbia and Drip
  • Facilitated the re-paving & re-striping of the City of Columbia parking lot on Devine Street
  • Started the installation of aesthetically pleasing and compliant options for ADA mats and crosswalks
  • Completed phases I and II of the Blossom Street train trestle beautification project
  • Yearlong planning of Centennial Plaza

Landmarks



HARDEN STREET FOUNTAIN

Built by the Five Points Association in 1997, this important landmark provides a beautiful and iconic resting place for Five Points' locals and visitors. The fountain has become synonymous with Five Points and is often used to represent the area in photographs and images. Local politicians have been known to use the fountain for their promotional pieces. The fountain also provides a great background for media promotions.


SALUDA AVENUE FOUNTAIN

Tens years after the iconic Harden Street fountain was built, the Five Points Association built the Saluda Avenue fountain with proceeds from the annual St. Pat's in Five Points festival. The construction of these fountains supports the Five Points Association's mission of creating and supporting a beautiful, inviting public space for all visitors.


FIVE POINTS CENTENNIAL PLAZA

The completion of the Centennial Plaza culminates efforts of Five Points’ Centennial Year in 2015, and will perpetuate the rich history of the village neighborhood as the third water feature to be built in its footprint. The Centennial Plaza will include a 6’ rotating granite kugel, the largest in the state of South Carolina. The kugel rotates by floating over water in a spherical pocket, and can be safely interacted with.


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