Fort Mill furthers commercial development plans

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 9.11.30 PMThe Fort Mill Town Council recently approved the first of two readings that will allow  the town to move forward with commercial projects that would occupy more than 40 acres, adding a significant amount of new commercial tax revenue within town limits.

Two projects are in the works—a medical building at Tom Hall Street and Fort Mill Parkway, and an assisted living facility, Haire Village, that will be located on Haire Road.

Both projects will have a commercial tax rate, which is higher then a residential tax rate and will therefore help to offset the cost of providing public services. Neither business anticipates adding to the rush-hour traffic, so residents and roadways should not be inconvenienced by these new buildings.

The future site of the medical building is currently a county-run trash and recycling collection center, which will close, pending the property sale to Carolinas Healthcare.

The Haire Village assisted living facility would have approximately 200 age-restricted units as well as anywhere from 10,000 to 36,000 square feet of retail and office space.

Furthermore, the Fort Mill Town Council also approved plans for a wastewater plant improvement contract of $8.1 million. Another plan was also approved for an engineering design that will increase the wastewater treatment facility’s capacity to 6 million gallons per day. This is a major step in planning for community growth in Fort Mill.

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