Sports parks and 7-11 stores, a hotel and more highlight the latest round of development proposals in York County. Here are the projects that landowners are discussing with county planning staff:
▪ County planners are discussing site plans and permission for a long-awaited sports park in Lake Wylie. The county has 50 acres along Crowders Creek, near Crowders Creek Elementary School and the Paddlers Cove subdivision. Money from a special recreation tax in Lake Wylie is used for a sports complex that includes baseball and multi-purpose fields, as well as a variety of recreational spaces. The site is at 1101 Field Day Lane.
▪ Several 7-Eleven stores could arrive. County planners met three times in June about 7-Eleven stores. Two are in Lake Wylie at 5990 Charlotte Hwy. and 5331 highway. 557. The one on SC 557 also came up with a conversation at a tractor supply site. The third 7-Eleven conversation involved one in the Fort Mill area, at 3085 SC 160.
▪ A new hotel is planned on Crisanto Avenue, at Springfield Parkway and Gold Hill Road near Fort Mill. The three-acre site was purchased in 2016 by Fort Mill Hospitality, LLC for more than $ 1.3 million.
▪ A baseball complex is available on Old York and Harper Roads, between Rock Hill and York. County planners met with project managers on June 28. Pride Baseball is looking to set up a $ 10 million baseball venue there with dormitories, seven fields and space for kids through to college baseball tournaments. In June, Joe Hudak of Pride Baseball said some fields should be ready for next spring, the rest by fall 2019.
▪ A doctor’s office is available at 971 Gold Hill Road. County planners met on June 28 to hear the plans as part of the licensing process. The site spans over three acres, near the intersection of Gold Hill with Pleasant Road.
▪ An industrial building is proposed on Timberland Court, on nearly 19 acres between York and Rock Hill. The site is east of Park Place Road, south of SC 5.
▪ Two building additions are proposed in the Carolinas Point subdivision, north of Fort Mill on Center Circle. One is at 3615 and the other is at 3536 Center Circle.
▪ A 40-acre rezoning in the Fort Mill area is back, but this time with a different demand. The Merritt family requested a zoning change of three parcels of land set back from Merritt Road. Family members and representatives said the move was not part of a new residential construction plan, but rather for financial and mortgage consolidation reasons.
Residential zoning initially requested authorized apartments, and although the family agreed to remove that use of the change of ownership, York County Council requested a different residential list. Instead, the council asked the applicant to apply for residential zoning that already prohibits apartments and also won’t allow as many single-family homes.
The new request arrives at the county planning commission on July 9. If the property were to be converted into new homes at some point, the difference between the last request and the previous one would be 20 houses (two per acre versus 2.5 per acre with the original request).
▪ May Green Properties wants to put 67 single family homes on 141 acres off Lawrence Road in the Clover area. The site is located between Filbert Highway and SC 161. May Green is a Lake Wylie development company. The project comes to the county planning commission on July 9 for approval.
▪ Crescent Communities is still seeking approval at Paddlers Cove in Lake Wylie, where the company plans 94 townhouses on 20 acres. This is the third phase of residential construction near Crowders Creek Elementary School.
▪ A daycare is under discussion for 1383 Gold Hill Road. The site spans nearly four acres, across from the Spicewood subdivision. Orangepaw Properties owns the site.
▪ Mobile office buildings could move out of Elks Park Road. The lakefront area is on the Rock Hill side of Lake Wylie.
▪ A renovation of the building is under discussion at 1300 Altura Road. The site is approximately 82 hectares.
▪ Parking is available at 180 Hands Mill Hwy. in the Rock Hill area. The site is a little north of Old York Road.
▪ A church is under discussion off Fire Tower Road, off I-77 southeast of Rock Hill.
John Marks: [email protected]; @JohnFMTimes
??Editor’s Note:These proposed projects are in the planning stage and may depend on county council or other approvals. Some or all of these plans may never get out of the planning phase.
This story was originally published July 6, 2018 3:40 p.m.