Fort Mill Times

Hensley Road eyed for 23-home development

Property along Hensley Road is up for annexation and development in Fort Mill.
Property along Hensley Road is up for annexation and development in Fort Mill.

Pulte Homes soon could have another, though smaller, subdivision in the works for Fort Mill.

Pulte, the company behind the more than 600-home Carolina Orchards and a 90-home plan adjacent to it, has property under contract for purchase at 1122 Hensley Road. The current owners want to annex almost 8 acres into Fort Mill town limits. The zoning requested with annexation would allow up to 23 single-family homes.

The property is adjacent to the Savannah Place subdivision, across from Friendfield. Unlike the other Pulte projects, the new plan likely wouldn’t be age-restricted. The site borders homes on North Dobys Bridge Road and Heritage Court. Traffic impact, based on the size of the development, should be minimal on those roads along with Fort Mill Parkway.

Fort Mill Town Council could consider the annexation as soon as its Nov. 9 meeting.

Commercial development continues in Fort Mill, too.

Decker National wants to build an office building at 120 Academy St., between residential and commercial parcels just below the Fort Mill Police Department. The proposed building would be almost 2,800 square feet of brick and metal construction, with glass garage door style fronts.

The town planning commission has appearance review for the new building on its Oct. 27 agenda. The commission also has reviews for the new Holiday Inn Express on Carolina Place Drive and Traditions at Fort Mill.

Navkaar Investment Corp. previously submitted plans for a more modern design for the Holiday Inn Express, but the town asked for more masonry to match nearby buildings. The building will be four-stories with 87 rooms.

Traditions at Fort Mill, previously River Crossing Senior Living, is a Gross Builders project at River Crossing Drive and Sutton Road. The planning commission already approved appearance review, but asked that the builder come back with new plans on lighting and crosswalks.

Appearance reviews don’t decide whether a project is built, but are a needed step for projects ahead of construction. Appearance reviews don’t return to the council after planning commission approval. The Pulte annexation request will require a public hearing before the council and two approvals.