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Welcome to Shandon

Welcome to the Shandon Neighborhood website.  Shandon is one of the largest in-town neighborhoods in Columbia, South Carolina.  Shandon is located near the business and shopping districts of Five Points, Devine Street, and Rosewood Drive. With mature trees, wide streets, sidewalks, parks, and beautiful homes, Shandon is a wonderful place to live.

Don't Forget!

March 12 - Annual Meeting and Election at Heyward St United Methodist Church click here for details and candidate names

Amended Bylaws to be presented for approval on Mar 12 view here

Also Of Current Interest:

Open Streets Columbia on April 22 details here

City Grant Approves Sign for Shandon Neighborhood. Intended to be welcoming and to convey that active recreation is taking place on our sidewalks and streets, the City approved a grant of $1500 for a sign supporting that goal and encouraging slower traffic while in the neighborhood. This grant was spearheaded by Mary Roe on behalf of Shandon Council. According to City guidelines a neighborhood may display no more than 6 signs within its boundaries. A first sign is to be placed within the triangle at Harden and Heyward Streets, exact spot yet to be determined. No other locations for possible future signs have been established at this time. The wording "Welcome to Shandon" is required by City code; however, the grant required a design example. The design below was the example offered to the City in securing the grant.

Shandon Council is actively seeking a new design based on public discussion at the January meeting. Final selection from available submitted designs will be made at the Annual Plenary meeting of Shandon Council on March 12 at Heyward St. Methodist Church. Please send your design idea before March 12 to a member of Shandon Council or click on "Contact" on the menu at the top of this page and let us know. Designs must conform to the original grant approval. Here are further links to city grant design details: Application, Timetable, Specifications, Some further thoughts... 

Newly submitted rough draft design ideas: (download page of idea examples)

Idea #1:

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Ideas #6 & 7: 

Idea #8 (below) is the initial prototype design submitted with the grant request:


More activity on the Triangle...

  Seeking bids for City Approved Beautification plan for Heyward St. Triangle more here

Shandon Council motion passed Jan. 8 2018 regarding Five Points ABL licensing (view)

RE-ZONING of former Harper's site to allow a drive-thru window. More information on the issue.

36th Turkey Trot was Nov 18 2017  - click on PHOTO GALLERY for pictures 

Homes for the Holidays 2017 Christmas Tour was Dec. 3 - a shared event with Hollywood-Rose Hill - click on PHOTO GALLERY

Upcoming Shandon Events for 2018

March 12 - Annual Meeting and Election at Heyward St United Methodist Church


Dreher High athletic facility upgrades - plan presented

WEST NILE VIRUS - Advice to Shandon residents...

Walk Bike Columbia - link to city planning study

Off Campus Students - Tips and useful info

Absentee Landlord Ordinance - took effect October 2016.These door hangers can inform new neighbors and landlords of neighborhood expectations. Contacts-Code Enforcement 545-3430 M-F business hours, Police 252-2911 after hours; litter/garbage call Solid Waste 545-3800.


Tree Trimming by SCE&G

Tree Trimming Activities conducted in 2017

Utility tree trimming work was being conducted in Shandon over a many weeks period by SCE&G contractors, Tree Inc or Asplundh.  For additional information regarding utility tree trimming click here and also here. Citizens with specific questions or concerns should contact Forestry and Beautification at 803-545-3860  or SCE&G at 1-800-251-7234

The purpose of the trimming activities is to increase safety and reliability of the electric service.  SCE&G reports an 89% improvement in reliability in vegetation related outages in areas where trimming is completed compared to a year ago.  The trimming guidelines include removing vegetation within 8-12 feet below and beside the power lines and up to 20 feet above the power lines.

View Shandon tree trimming Shandon map here.

Columbia City Contact: Sara Hollar, Forestry and Beautification at 803-545-3860