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New Harris Teeter, more homes planned in Fort Mill

Harris Teeter appears to be on the verge of adding another store to its fort Mill portfolio with property under contract at Fort Mill Parkway and S. Dobys Bridge Road.
Harris Teeter appears to be on the verge of adding another store to its fort Mill portfolio with property under contract at Fort Mill Parkway and S. Dobys Bridge Road. Observer file

New homes and a grocery store are the latest proposals for Fort Mill.

The town planning commission met Sept. 22 to hear annexation, rezoning, subdivision review and appearance review requests. Items covered new neighborhoods, new streets and new business:

▪  Harris Teeter has property under contract at Fort Mill Parkway and S. Dobys Bridge Road. The property owner wants to annex 32 acres there, including land currently leased to The Crossings church. The highway commercial zoning wouldn’t allow for a church, though the existing one could be grandfathered in as a use.

No details about the project were available form the company.

“It is against our corporate policy to provide comment unless we are currently operating a store or have executed a lease for a future location,” Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter, wrote in an email in response to questions about the company’s latest plans for Fort Mill.

The planning commission voted 6-0, with Tom Petty recusing himself, in favor of the annexation.

▪  Pulte Homes has another annexation request. The company wants to add almost 31 acres to the town at 111 Hunter Oaks Lane, for property it has under contract. The property is adjacent to Carolina Orchards, another Pulte subdivision. The new plan would allow for up to 90 single-family homes. Homes would be age-restricted.

The planning commission voted 7-0 in favor of annexation.

Other decisions involved appearance or subdivision reviews of already approved plans:

▪  The commission approved a plat for Kimbrell Oaks, which will bring 100 single-family homes at Kimbrell and North Dobys Bridge roads. Traditions at Fort Mill received appearance review for 252 age-restricted luxury apartments and a 5,000-square-foot commercial building on River Crossing Drive.

▪  The commission deferred an appearance review for the new Holiday Inn Express planned at 1655 Carolina Place Drive. The commission wanted to see masonry on the ground floor to match buildings nearby, which the developer agreed to change. The developer said the latest Holiday Inn prototype is designed with a more modern appearance to appeal to millennial travelers.

▪  The commission also approved names for almost 40 roads in the Masons Bend subdivision.

Fort Mill Town Council must pass two readings and allow a public hearing on the annexations. First reading was scheduled for Monday morning.

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