In February 2011 The City of Tega Cay received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Duke Energy of the Carolinas, LLC to construct and operate a 32 slip Marina Facility on Lake Wylie in Tega Cay, South Carolina. On April 15 2011, the city issued a request for information (RFI) to interested parties for advice or information for the construction and management of marina facilities. Link to Hidden Harbor Marina RFI
The proposed marina is in the location of the old removed Hidden Harbor Marina located near the Tega Cay Beach and Swim Club. If you remember, the council voted no after heavy local resident opposition to this proposed Marina in July 2008. (Read Tega Cay Votes No To Lake Shore Marina).
Besides increased traffic, one of the concerns in 2008 was a use restriction that did not allow “bordering residents” Lakeshore residents to use the marina. The February 2011 FERC lease authorization classifies the marina as a “True Public Marina” as long as specified conditions are met. One can speculate the restriction for non bordering residents use of the marina would not apply in this current approval document.
The city’s RFI makes it clear to responders their request is not a solicitation for a proposal or to form a binding contract. The submitted information would be used for planning purposes. The RFI is due May 16th 2011. I would suspect that sometime in May or June the marina subject will pop back up in a city council meeting.
Are you for or against a new Tega Cay marina?