Valley Stream, New York 2021-05-04 23:46:17 –
Greenville County, South Carolina (WSPA) – The Greenville County Council resolved on Tuesday night to send development proposals back to the blueprints. The plan will add dozens of homes to Old Grove Road.
The council was initially expected to vote during the final reading of the Zoning Ordinance on Tuesday night, but a new plan is currently underway.
“The original proposal was R12“” Said Ennisphant, a member of the Greenville County Assembly on behalf of District 25.
There were many candid critics of the plan.
“We can’t support projects that could lead to gentrification of people in my district,” said Limbalard, a Greenville County congressman representing District 26.
This is what the resident Mo-ta Crawford is worried about. She said the original plan would have increased her property tax and her neighbors.
“I have a lot of senior neighbors who have lived in this community for over 30-40 years and have just paid off their homes. This is their eternal home,” says Crawford. “And this will push up their taxes on bonds. Income isn’t increasing, but property taxes are increasing.”
Fant County Assembly member suggested that the proposal be redone.
“What we were able to do was get them back. Only 80% of the homes they want to build and 20% are affordable,” said Fant City Councilor. “And we get money from the developers and set up sidewalks in Old Grove, from school to Whitehorse, to drive kids out of the street.”
New plans can be put in Flexible review districtThat is, the developer needs to clarify the commitment from the beginning.
“That’s why the county is involved at every stage,” said Fant City Councilor. “Unlike normal rezoning, once rezoning, we cannot take responsibility for anything.”
At the beginning of Tuesday, developers will submit plans that include concessions such as adding affordable homes and sidewalks.
Members of the council, such as Chris Harrison, who represents District 21, said he believes Tuesday night’s vote is only delaying the inevitability.
“In summary, I think the concessions we all saw and heard are good,” said Harrison City Councilor. “I think everyone supports it. I don’t think it was necessary to return it as an FRD for the procedure.”
The Greenville County Planning and Development Committee will discuss the ordinance again within the next 30 days.
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