The Simpsonville Setting up Commission voted 3-2 to rezone around 8 acres on Northeast Primary Avenue on Tuesday night time, creating way for developers to go forward with options for far more than 40 townhomes.
The exact advanced, The Haven, was denied the very same rezoning request past thirty day period. Developers obtained the Ok to go to “revolutionary advancement” (ID) following statements of endangered species were mentioned at the June conference.
Element of the acreage is zoned for typical business enterprise and the remainder is R-OI, which is “community business and establishment.” Town planner Jon Derby explained the improvement checks just about every box on the ID zoning checklist.
Additional than 20 neighbors spoke from the progress, citing wildlife, stormwater, college capability and visitors issues. Arguments in favor of the townhome strategy cited requirements for inexpensive housing and alleviating traffic congestion.
Commissioner Allen Gillespie stated it was “extremely remarkable,” to see youthful people today associated in the dialogue and added the commission has not taken the determination evenly.
“Development of the residence is inevitable,” he claimed. “I come to feel like this is a fantastic program and we really should aid it.”
If the rezoning request experienced unsuccessful, developers would have to hold out one particular year just before coming back again ahead of the commission. The development manufactured it to metropolis council in 2020, wherever it failed to pass.
— Caitlin Herrington, neighborhood reporter and lover of alliteration, addresses government and progress in the Golden Strip. Stick to her on Twitter @GVLnewsCat.