Fort Mill Times

Two meetings, two places, one theme Monday in Fort Mill and Tega Cay. More new homes.

Officials in Fort Mill and Tega Cay are hearing proposals for new home building projects at meetings Monday night.
Officials in Fort Mill and Tega Cay are hearing proposals for new home building projects at meetings Monday night. Herald file photo

More homes are on their way in Fort Mill and Tega Cay, pending approvals by the municipalities.

Fort Mill Reserve is a planned 52-acre site on Fort Mill Parkway. It sits adjacent to Banks Trail Middle School. Beside it is another tract recently approved for up to 75 homes and a possible fire station site.

The owner brought a Fort Mill Reserve concept to town planners, with Fort Mill Town Council to get a first look Monday night. Development conditions would allow up to 120 homes and 80,000 square feet of retail, office or municipal use. A little more than an acre would be donated to the town for a passive park or open space.

The initial concept plan shows 111 homes, more than 43,000 square feet of retail, another 27,000 of office and an acre park. At least 20 percent of the residences will be age-targeted toward seniors.

The property was annexed into Fort Mill in 2008, but a final plan never presented.

More homes are on the way in Massey, too. The latest phase there will be 47 homes on almost 42 acres. The homes will be on the northern side of South Dobys Bridge Road, between Oxford Place and Doby’s Bridge Elementary School.

Massey was annexed in 2005 and a master plan finalized the following year. Overall, Massey is approved for 1,008 homes on about 465 acres.

Also Monday night, Tega Cay planners will take up preliminary plat review for the Cadence subdivision. The city annexed almost 58 acres between Dam and Gardendale roads in August. The site, adjacent to Lake Ridge, allows for up to 125 homes. It also has almost nine acres for a city wood chipping site, where city wood debris is made into mulch for parks and open spaces.

Cadence should be complete by 2020. It’s part of a large development push in Tega Cay to include Catawba Park, the Game On sports megaplex and several residential neighborhoods. According to city information online there are more than 1,000 housing units in active projects, and almost as many proposed.

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