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York County Council approved on May 19 to re-zone 32 acres in Fort Mill on highway 160 west across from Baxter Village to mixed use.
ELA, a Rock Hill based developer, original planned to build apartments but sought to add retail and office developmemt to the project. The development after last months county approval will now consist of 288 apartments and 110,605 square foot of retail and office space.
The buildings in the front of the development facing highway 160 will be 4 to 5 story buildings with retail and restaurants on the first floor and offices in the upper floors. The apartments will be located in the rear of the development.
The county has tried to restricted further commercial development on this part of highway 160 to minimize the traffic impact on the highway. But after looking at the prosed mixed use plan, the council did not see much difference in the traffic impact when comparing the original approved multifamily plan versus the proposed mixed use plan.
Site grading has already started. If you have been watching the work in the last few months a couple of older homes were removed from the front of this property and the development entrance has been graded. ELA predicts the project will take approx 2 years to complete.