Archives for July 2017

Company given stop order for home project in Lake Wylie

Mattamy Homes has been working on a project in Y0rk County, by Lake Wylie. Lake Crest, the site of the project was originally zoned for 175 homes on 85 acres of land and is one of many ongoing residential developments in Lake Wylie under the company. However, a stop order has just been issued for the project, halting any construction.

Stop orders are issued to halt construction until certain environmental standards are met but the exact cause of this order has not been released. This is not the first time this has happened in Lake Crest. Back in 2015, a notice of violations was issued to the site citing that the company disturbed land outside the delineated zone. A notice of violations is issued before further actions are taken in the form of a stop order.

This 2015 incident was when Allison Love first decided to run for York County Council. Her campaign cited runoff and over development as causes for concern for the health of the lake. Now, as a current member of council, Love has the same goals. She has participated in ongoing committee work to keep sediment out of Lake Wylie in an effort to protect it. She also plans on meeting with environmentalists and state legislators later in the week to further discuss these issues.

For more on Love’s position and goals as well as the status of the Lake Crest development, be sure to check out the full article at www.charlotteobserver.com

Neighborhood Spotlight: Heron Cove

Heron Cove is a beautiful neighborhood on a quiet peninsula of Lake Wylie, offering all the peacefulness of the lake along with many neighborhood amenities and local activities. The neighborhood has large plots of land to fully take advantage of the surrounding woodland and lake.

One of the best amenities of Heron Cove is its Waterfront Park. There, residents can swim in the lake or fish from the shore. There is even a storage rack for residents’ canoes. In addition to activities on the water, the park is the perfect place for picnics or barbecues and even has a fire pit. For children, there is a separate park filled with many family friendly options for kids. The Heron Park Swim Club is also a popular option for residents to socialize and swim.

Heron Cove is in Clover School District, one of the best districts in South Carolina which is also a big plus for families. Residents are able to enjoy the lower taxes of South Carolina while the city life of Charlotte is just minutes away.

Currently there are 7 homes on the market in Heron Cove which represents 7 months of inventory. This means that Heron Cove is leaning towards a buyer’s market compared to the more balanced market of Lake Wylie as a whole.

In the last year, the average sales price of homes and average price per square foot has slightly increased.

With so many local and neighborhood amenities, Heron Cove is definitely worth checking out for your next family home!

Neighborhood Spotlight: Patrick Place

Patrick Place is a beautiful private community made up of large, brick, single family homes. Residents in this neighborhood enjoy privacy by being in a quiet wooded area while still being close to local activities and amenities. Each home in the neighborhood is custom built on lots ranging from half an acre to one acre.

Amenities in Patrick Place include wooded paths, picnic pavilions, ball fields, and a basketball court. Patrick Place residents also have access to “The Cabin”, a historic building that hosts monthly activities and events. The Cabin is also available for private use by residents.

Besides the many amenities within the neighborhood, Patrick Place is also only minutes from places like Lake Wylie and Charlotte. Lake Wylie is a hub for boaters, kayakers, and swimmers in South Carolina and is only five minutes from Patrick Place. Meanwhile, downtown Charlotte is just half an hour away and offers nightlife, theaters, museums, and many other activities.

Patrick Place currently has around 2.4 months of inventory which means it leans more towards a sellers market. This is comparable to York County as a whole which is also currently a seller’s market.

While the average price per square foot of homes in this neighborhood has increased slightly over the last year, sales prices have actually decreased. Homes in Patrick Place tend to be priced between $300,000 and $400,000.

With all the neighborhood amenities plus the wide range of things to do nearby, Patrick Place is definitely worth checking out!

Riverbend Development discusses plans for Belmont neighborhood

For nearly 10 years, Riverbend Development has owned nearly 6 acres of land within walking distance of downtown Belmont. With this prime location, there has been much discussion over what to do with the land. The developers are open to discussion from neighboring parcels of land over what kind of homes or businesses they want but the current plan is to build a mixed-use development including apartments and businesses.

The way the neighborhood is zoned means that Riverbend has a lot of flexibility with what they choose to build on the land. The company is proposing a mix of one and two bedroom apartments and over 10,000 feet of commercial space. They are looking into getting a permit for higher density but that has not been completed yet.

One thing that many residents have become concerned about is a plan to construct two roads within the development. No traffic solution to this has been proposed, which is what is concerning residents. They say that the streets in the town are narrow and increasing traffic on them could inconvenience many commuters. Riverbend has addressed traffic as a problem they are actively working to solve.

Another thing neighborhood leaders are adamant about is that Belmont retains is historical aesthetic. The historical nature of Belmont is very important to residents and leaders and while they welcome change and development, it is important that the neighborhood maintains this aspect.

Riverbend continues to work on this development and talk to surrounding areas about future plans. To learn more about what Riverbend intends to do and potential concerns for citizens, be sure to check out the full article at cvilletomorrow.org

Neighborhood Spotlight: Mill Creek Falls

Mill Creek Falls is a beautiful neighborhood located just a short distance from Lake Wylie. The neighborhood is just south of the North Carolina line which puts it in a perfect location, allowing residents to receive the benefits of lower South Carolina taxes while still being close to Charlotte’s city life. Being close to Lake Wylie allows for many outdoor activities like boating, fishing, hiking, and many other water sports. Mill Creek Falls is also within half an hour of the international airport and a new outlet mall.

The neighborhood itself also comes with many amenities. It includes a swimming pool, two tennis courts, and a six acre community lake with gazeboes, picnic tables, and grills. There are also walking trails that have all been recently updated. In addition to these amenities, Mill Creek Falls hosts a variety of family friendly events and activities throughout the year including an annual egg hunt, a carnival, and a drive in movie, making the neighborhood the perfect environment for families.

There are currently 9 homes on the market in Mill Creek Falls, which represents almost 3 months of inventory. This means the neighborhood is more of a seller’s market right now, consistent with the markets of York County as a whole.

In the last year, the average price per square foot has remained the same while the average sales price of homes has slightly decreased. Homes are listed from $280,000 up to $415,000.

With so many neighborhood amenities and nearby activities, Mill Creek Falls is the perfect family neighborhood and is definitely worth checking out!