President Trump took to twitter last night to announce a new federal project just south of Charlotte.
He announced the transfer of $34.6 million from the federal coffers to South Carolina’s Department of Transportation for the construction of a new interchange on I-77 in Rock Hill.
His tweet says, “This will facilitate access to a 234-acre development site at Exit 81. HUGE innovation and development coming to the area!”
.@SCDOTPress will have $34.6M headed its way for a new interchange on I-77 in Rock Hill! This will facilitate access to a 234-acre development site at Exit 81. HUGE innovation and development coming to the area! @RockHillSCCity @YorkCountySC @YorkCountySCGov
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2020
The massive deal to move the Carolina Panthers headquarters from Uptown Charlotte to Rock Hill was finalized back in April in a 4-3 vote by the York County Commission.
The county agreed to help the team with an estimated $1 billion 2-phase infrastructure plan to build what the Panthers are calling “Football City USA” and what York County is calling “Project Avalanche”. The deal includes Rock Hill foregoing all property tax revenue for up to 30 years.
The sprawling $1 billion complex will hopefully see its first phase opening by August 2022.
It will be built on a 200-acre parcel just off I-77 between Dave Lyle Boulevard and Eden Terrace.
According to Panthers officials, it will feature an orthopedic sports medicine facility, 2 practice fields, including an indoor stadium with 10,000 seats.
The new project will also likely attract a new corporate headquarters and several residential projects.
What do you think about the Panthers moving down to South Carolina?