Fort Mill Times

Latest plan for Fort Mill goat farm could bring 400 new addresses

Plans for the goat farm on Hwy. 160 West, and for several parcels surrounding it, are coming into focus.

A rezoning request submitted for three property owners calls for more than 400 new residences. Included would be 202 single-family homes and 207 multi-family units. Steve Allen, planning services manager for the county, said via email that the county hasn’t made any official decision yet.

“The application is currently being reviewed by staff and is not finalized,” Allen said.

The submitted project is called Cameron Creek. According to the county rezoning application, five properties totaling almost 62 acres would be rezoned at 2565 Hwy. 160 West. M/I Homes out of Charlotte is the applicant. Property owners include the Hucks and Walker families, and S&G Financial Group.

The application states there would be a mixed use residential community of varying types of housing and lot sizes. It also would include “integrated open space recreational amenities.”

A York County Council public hearing is expected Aug. 19. A county planning commission meeting is tentatively set to discuss the rezoning July 8.

Property owners declined to comment on plan specifics. Allen said several details still need sorting.

“The applicant is required to provide at least three amenities,” he said. “No specifications for the amenities has yet been provided.”

The county also is waiting on a traffic impact study.

“A transportation impact analysis has not yet been submitted but is currently being prepared by the developer’s traffic engineer,” Allen said.

If approved, Cameron Creek would continue a trend in what’s becoming a hotbed area for growth. A few driveways south and across the main highway, a new 151-acre Standard Pacific development should bring close to 550 new residences, again a mix of single- and multi-family.

Between those two projects, a Comporium business center is being annexed into Tega Cay city limits. Last week, the city passed first reading on the move, unanimously.

M/I Homes also has the Hawk’s Creek project coming just north of Cameron Creek and the Standard Pacific property, on Gold Hill Road just outside of Tega Cay. Construction on the first of 159 homes at Hawk’s Creek should begin in October.

Major road projects and smaller rezonings are taking place in the area, too. Residential growth isn’t uncommon throughout the township, either. Large ongoing projects include a four-story apartment building at the top of Main Street in Fort Mill and Waterside on the Catawba, a proposal of 1,000 homes being annexed into town limits.