York County Council Just Froze All New Housing Development


fort mill suspending all residential buildingAs growth in Fort Mill and the Lake Wylie area has become increasingly problematic, the York County Counsel just made a drastic decision to attempt to control the region.

They just passed a new ordinance that will prohibit any new residential rezonings in the Fort Mill area, including any new plans for single- or multi-family housing until 2017.

It bans all new housing construction between the Catawba River, North Carolina and Indian Land, excluding land inside the municipal limits of Fort Mill and Tega Cay.

The counsel hopes that by the time the freeze ends, the Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study Committee will complete its collector study on traffic capacity in the area. They’re also hoping that the county will adopt a a new infrastructure ordinance that might block approval of new subdivisions if they create more traffic on roads that can’t sustain it.

What do you think about the new freeze?



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