Fort Mill Times

News in Brief - April 9, 2008

Water rules eased

The Fort Mill Town Council is expected to ease watering restrictions next week. In Lancaster County, the decision has already been made to allow residential watering. Stage three drought restrictions against washing cars and washing down streets and sidewalks will remain in effect. Town residents with odd numbered addresses will be able to water between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday. Those with even addresses will be allowed to water between 9 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday.

For Lancaster County residents, customers with odd-numbered addresses may water lawns on Saturdays and those with even-numbered addresses may water on Sundays. No watering is allowed on either day after midnight.

-By staff reports

288 homes proposed

Another development containing a mixture of residential and commercial could soon come to Fort Mill. The York County Council gave initial approval to a rezoning on Hwy. 160 West , about half a mile from I-77. Lynn Stephenson wants to put 288 homes and 130,000 square feet of high-end commercial and retail development on a nearly 33-acre vacant lot now zoned for residential use.

Some council members expressed concern about traffic if the development is built and ways to connect this proposed development to others and roads. Also at that meeting, the council approved changing the zoning of seven acres at Hwy. 160 and Edie Rose Lane from residential to commercial again Monday. A final vote on the area is slated for the next few weeks.

The applicant, Kevin Casner, said the change will make the property more marketable. The area is now a mobile home park with tenants.

- By Kimberly Dick, The Herald