New Urbanism. Community Growth. Located just a mile or so northeast of downtown Columbia, Bull Street Common will soon become a world class destination for shopping and entertainment. On the site of the former State Hospital, Bull Street Common will comprise over 165 acres in the heart of the capital city’s downtown to provide over 400,000 square feet of high-end retailers and eateries, a luxury cinema, boutique and conference hotels, residences, premier office space, student housing and a new ballpark,. Employing all the design principles of New Urbanism to create vehicle-pedestrian friendly environment, the canopies of magnificent existing trees, lush gardens, parks and fountains, and the restoration and preservation of numerous historic buildings, will all serve to unite community and promote growth for years to come.