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Realtor group raises concerns about proposed property setback amendment in Horry County – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-10-25 19:16:29 –

Holly County, South Carolina (WBTW) —The South Carolina Coastal Real Estate Agents Association is concerned that amendments that increase real estate setbacks on Holly County roads could affect local real estate owners. increase.

While supporting the safety and road improvements brought about by the recession, the organization’s chief executive officer, Laura Clauser, said the changes could have a negative impact on real estate owners.

“Our biggest concern is that we really don’t know the overall impact of these proposed setbacks on rural real estate owners,” Krauser said.

The proposed amendment would place a 60-foot setback on major roads such as Highway 90 and Highway 905. It will also increase the setbacks of other homes from 25 feet to 40 feet.

“It can certainly affect the usability of their property, depending on what their needs are, and depending on their setbacks,” she said.

CCAR said the retreat could render existing parcels unconstructable, devalue affected homes and impact future development.

“When they bought the property, they thought they could potentially develop the property or rebuild or build additional structures on the property,” said Clauser. I did.

According to Horry County Planning and Zoning, the Rural Working Group recommended increasing the 25-foot setback to a 40-foot residential front setback. This is intended to be consistent with the SF20 Zoning District.

Zoning officials said the 60-foot retreat would benefit future widening projects on major roads.

“We want to stand in front of their property rather than take them home in the future. This is a trade-off,” said Horry County community development planner Leigh Kane. Said at the workshop.

Currently, CCAR is urging the council not to act on the proposal until both sides have a better understanding of the impact.

“We understand and support safety and road improvements, but we are not at risk for real estate owners,” Krauser said.

She said they talked to some council members and they understood their concerns. They plan to drill down to identify areas of greatest concern in the future.

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