You may have notice many public rezoning signs around Fort Mill lately. Fort Mill SC could double in size if 5,000 acres are annexed by the city of Fort Mill by the end of this summer.
The 5,000 acres is the combined land of many Clear Springs Development areas including Kingsley and Springfield to name just a few and Leroy Springs acres. The City and developers have been working on Fort Mill’s annexation of the land for approx 2 years.
The First reading of the planned annexation is schedule for July 14th City Council meeting. The second reading is scheduled for the July 28th Fort Mill council meeting.
There has been several meetings between the developers and the city putting the annexation plans together. The city hopes to gain the tax revenue base of proposed mixed use commercial development areas. If the annexation plan is approved the city would have to provide the usual city services to these new development areas.
Close Springs Development is the development company that built the well known Baxter Village outside of Fort Mill. Baxter Village is not in the this proposed annexation plan. Close Springs Development is the development company the Close Family, the founders of Springs Industries, formed to manage their 7,000 acres of land around Fort Mill.
Some of the areas to be annexed are:
- Kingsley – Hwy 160 and Hwy 21 by-pass
- 30 acres at Merritt
- 345 acres at Avery
- 845 acresat McAlhaney Along the Catawba River
- 452 acres at Bradley Park
- 2,200 acres of recreation land including Anne Springs Close Greenway