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Public hearing June 1 for 178-acre rezoning in Lake Wylie

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A public hearing on a plan for 178 acres on S.C. 274 is scheduled June 1.

MPV Properties submitted a rezoning application for the property at 457 Hwy. 274, on Mill Creek. Public hearing and first reading on the change were scheduled May 18, but both were deferred.

“This has been re-advertised for June 1,” said Audra Miller, county planning director.

The plan is for up to 328 single-family homes on the property. County planning staff recommended denial of the application, while the planning commission recommended approval. Staff noted the development would “adversely impact” the already sub-par service level at the Three Points intersection of Highways 274, 557 and 49.

“There are no planned infrastructure improvements for this intersection in the foreseeable future that will improve or maintain the current level of service,” the staff recommendation to Council states.

The land use is compatible with the county comprehensive plan, and proposed features of the development exceed minimum standards. Road improvements are planned for the S.C. 274 and Pole Branch Road intersection.

Also deferred May 18 was second reading on almost three acres at Charlotte Highway and West Liberty Hill Road. Both staff and the planning commission recommend approval of a plan the landowner says would allow RV and other motor vehicle storage for a residence there.

Some items did move forward at the meeting, including an almost 13-acre rezoning at 5760 Highway 557. New homes are planned there at no more than one per acre.

“This is a very worthy development,” said Councilman Bruce Henderson. “This is the goal we’re trying to get to.”

Other Lake Wylie requests tentatively set for public hearing June 1 include more than one acre at 3039 and 3041 Hands Mill Highway from a residential to commercial zoning, and more than 7 acres at 5018 Windmill Lane to a residential district.

The June 1 York County Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 6 S. Congress St., York.

John Marks •  803-831-8166

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