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      Mayor Benjamin to make announcement regarding former asylum campus

      Columbia's mayor plans to make a major announcement Tuesday.

      COLUMBIA (WACH) - Columbia's mayor plans to make a major announcement Tuesday.

      City Officials say the announcement will focus on "the long anticipated development of the 181 acre former SC Department of Mental Health Bull Street campus."

      Mayor Steve Benjamin will make the announcement Tuesday at 12 p.m. at The Babcock Building.

      Benjamin has said that this is "the largest development of tract of land in any major downtown East of the Mississippi."

      In 2010, an Upstate developer agreed to buy the land for $15 million over a seven year period.

      Benjamin continued to be optimistic about the development of the land.